The Libertarian Party of Florida is holding officer elections at the party convention in May. Per the bylaws, the Chair, Vice-Chair, odd-numbered Directors At-Large, and Region Representatives will be up for election this year. To assist our members in determining further information about the candidates, we catalog some basic factual information here.

Disclaimer: The Libertarian Party of Orange County does not endorse candidates in LPF party officer or in political primary races. This page is informational only and should not be considered an endorsement of any candidate.

Candidates are grouped into one of three candidacy statuses:

  • Announced - the candidate has formally announced they are running for the office
  • Unknown - the incumbent has not made an announcement regarding their intentions
  • Retiring - the incumbent has announced they do not intend to run for the office

Chair

Bylaws 3-A: The Chair shall be the head of the LPF, presiding over all meetings of the party, convention, and Executive Committee. The Chairperson is the official spokesperson for the LPF, subject to the dictates of the constituted authorities of the Executive Committee and Convention.

Char-Lez Braden - Incumbent

Candidacy: Announced

Affiliate: Libertarian Party of Manatee County

Residence: Bradenton, FL

Other Positions: Treasurer, LP Manatee

Previous Positions: Secretary, LPF

Political Office: Ran for Sunnyvale City Council, CA (lost)

Campaign Website: None

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/charlez.braden 

Marcos Miralles

Candidacy: Announced

Affiliate: Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County

Residence: Hialeah, FL

Other Positions: Vice-Chair, LP Miami-Dade

Previous Positions: None

Political Office: Ran for Hialeah City Council (lost)

Campaign Websitehttp://www.marcosforlpf.com 

Social Mediahttps://www.facebook.com/MirallesM 

Vice-Chair

Bylaws 3-B: The Vice-Chair shall serve as presiding officer in the absence of the Chair; shall be responsible for the committee work of the LPF; shall represent the committees at executive sessions; and shall serve as ex officio member of all committees.

Omar Recuero - Incumbent

Candidacy: Unknown

Affiliate: Libertarian Party of Broward County

Residence: Hollywood, FL

Other Positions: Vice-Chair, LP Broward

Previous Positions: None

Political Office: Ran for FL House 100 (lost)

Campaign Website: None

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/omar.re.522 

James Chipman

Candidacy: Announced

Affiliate: Libertarian Party of Duval County

Residence: Jacksonville, FL

Other Positions: Region 5 Representative, LPF; Chair, LP Duval

Previous Positions: None

Political Office: None

Campaign Website:  http://www.marcosforlpf.com/james-chipman-the-running-mate.html

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/jameschipmanforLPF 

Joseph Wendt

Candidacy: Announced

Affiliate: Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County

Residence: Tampa, FL

Other Positions: Convention Committee member, LPF

Previous Positions: None

Political Office: Ran for Soil & Water District Group 3 Hillsborough (lost)

Campaign Website: None

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/votejoewendt

Region 9 Representative

Bylaws 3-E: The regional representatives shall be responsible for forming lawful county affiliates in their defined region and their county of residence, communicating and coordinating between the affiliates in their defined region and the LPF, and reporting monthly to the LPF Executive Committee.All regional representatives shall include in their written monthly reports to the LPF Executive committee an update on the individual affiliation status of each unaffiliated county in their region, including a status report of all efforts, per County, made in the prior month (e.g. phone calls made, emails sent, visits to the county) to achieve affiliation.

Region 9 currently covers Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Polk counties.

George Lebovitz - Incumbent

Candidacy: Announced

Affiliate: Libertarian Party of Brevard County

Residence: Melbourne, FL

Other Positions: Secretary, LP Brevard; Selection Committee member, LPF

Previous Positions: None

Political Office: None

Campaign Website: None

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/RokkitsciTheGeorge 

Director At-Large 1

At-large director have no constitutionally defined duties. They are voting members of the LPF executive committee that represent the state as a whole.

Alison Foxall - Incumbent

Candidacy: Unknown

Affiliate: Libertarian Party of Sarasota County (organization in progress)

Residence: Sarasota, FL

Other Positions: None

Previous Positions: None

Political Office: None

Campaign Website: None

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/alison.foxall 

Director At-Large 3

At-large directors have no constitutionally defined duties. They are voting members of the LPF executive committee that represent the state as a whole.

Marc Tancer - Incumbent

Candidacy: Unknown

Affiliate: Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County

Residence: Royal Palm Beach, FL

Other Positions: Chair, LP Palm Beach; Convention Committee Chair, LPF

Previous Positions: None

Political Office: Soil & Water Group 1 Palm Beach

Campaign Website: None

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/marc.tancer