Libertarian Convention in Raleigh

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina will hold its annual state convention March 24-25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Research Triangle Park.

Convention business will include election of a new state chair. Matt Drew of Durham, who was elected chair at last year’s convention, resigned unexpectedly in December. The convention will also elect other members of the executive committee and consider platform changes.

In addition, the convention will select delegates to the 2012 Libertarian National Convention which will be held in Las Vegas, Nev. May 2-6, at which the party will choose its candidates for president and vice president. A North Carolina native, R. Lee Wrights, is among the people seeking the presidential nomination. Wrights, a libertarian writer and activist, was born in Winston-Salem and now lives in Texas.

Other candidates include former New Mexico Republican Gov. Gary Johnson, Kiowa Nation member and Afghan war veteran R.J. Harris of Oklahoma, renowned author and documentary filmmaker Bill Still of Virginia, former Texas LP chair Roger Gary and private attorney Carl Person of New York.

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