Executive Committee

Chair

Mimi Robson

hmrobson@ca.lp.org | chair@ca.lp.org | (916) 446-1776 ext. 3

Honor “Mimi” Robson has been a registered Libertarian for over 3 decades and ran as the Libertarian Candidate for the 33rd District California State Senate in the 2016 General Election. In that election, with very little time or campaign funds she was able to attract support from her community ultimately garnering almost 50,000 votes (22%). During the election cycle she became more involved in the California Libertarian Party, becoming Secretary for the party in February 2017 when the previous Secretary Resigned. She was unanimously elected Secretary at the 2017 State Convention and was elected Chair at the 2018 State Convention. Honor is currently a candidate for State Assembly in the 70th District and hopes to move on to the general election in November 2018.

Honor grew up in Southern California and has been a resident of Long Beach for the past 28 years. She is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer and has worked at a small Structural Engineering Consulting firm since 1994 until recently resigning that position to become an independent engineering consult which will afford her more time to devote to the Libertarian Party of California. She has been involved with many charitable organizations such as AIDS Walk LA, The Alzheimer’s Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation however Honor’s main passion is animal rescue and has been involved at every level for many years.


Vice-Chair

Kenneth Brent Olsen

kolsen@ca.lp.org | (559) 960-3613 | (916) 446-1776 ext. 8

Dr. Kenneth Brent Olsen in a clinical psychologist practicing in California. His professional theoretical interests are in Jungian analysis and Rankian psychology. He lives in Hanford, California, with his wife Jillian, and their son. He is a father of five, step-father of two, and grandfather of two. He is the Secretary for Heart of Hanford, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding free market solutions to restoring downtown Hanford. He is the Lawspeaker and a Goði of the Vaknir Kinnish Commonwealth, and is the founder of the group Heathens 4 Liberty. He has been active in the Libertarian Party since 1996 when he ran for Salt Lake County Commissioner in Utah. He organized the Libertarian Party of Kings County in 2016 and previously served as Chair of the Libertarian Party of Kings County. He served until April 7, 2019, as the last Northern Vice Chair for the Libertarian Party of California and was elected on April 7, 2019, as the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of California. He has also been the Region 4 Alternate to the Libertarian National Committee since May 5, 2018. He is also the Campaign Manager for the Kalish Morrow for Hanford City Council District B 2020 campaign.


Treasurer

Steven Haug

shaug@ca.lp.org | (408) 255-9274

Steve Haug is a small business owner based in San Jose, having launched SBH Enterprises, Inc. in 1994 to provide programming services and custom-built servers and computers, for corporations and individuals alike. He had worked as a software engineer for 13 years at Hewlett Packard, and before that, served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona.

Steve is a life member of the Libertarian Party and has been active in the LP of Santa Clara County. He also serves as treasurer of Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association, collaborating with the LP of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to defeat various local tax increases and bond proposals.


Secretary

Paul Vallandigham

pvallandigham@ca.lp.org | secretary@ca.lp.org | 916-446-1776 ext. 4

Paul Vallandigham has been a registered Libertarian for several decades. Motivated to become politically active as a result of the 1989 Roberti-Roos “modern musket” ban, he connected with other activists at the 1990 NRA annual convention in Anaheim, CA. Paul quickly rose through the ranks of the NRA Member’s Council of Orange, CA (the local NRA “chapter”), serving as newsletter writer/editor, secretary and president over the course of about 8 years. He also participated in protests at a local Roberti-Roos-promoting gun shop and at the Federal building in Los Angeles during the Clinton “modern musket” ban, walked precincts and did phone banking for state and local candidates and raised funds for youth shooting activities on Friends of NRA fundraising committees. Paul became a Libertarian activist during the 2016 presidential campaign, when he did phone banking for the Gary Johnson presidential campaign. It was through this connection that he met then-Mayor of Calimesa, CA, Jeff Hewitt at a Riverside County Libertarian Party(RCLP) kegger-party. Jeff invited Paul to attend an RCLP meeting and shortly thereafter, Paul found himself fully engaged in LP activism on a regular basis, including serving as Asst. Campaign Manager for Jeff Hewitt in 2018. In addition to being elected Libertarian Party of California (LPC) Secretary in April 2019, Paul currently serves as RCLP Treasurer, Chair of the LPC Volunteer Committee and as a staff member for Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt. He is currently an annual member of the national Libertarian Party and a Life Member of the LPC. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health and is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker (psychotherapist).


Northern Area Coordinator

Brandon Nelson

bnelson@ca.lp.org | 916-446-1776 ext. 10

Brandon Nelson is a pre-law student at UC Davis, graduating with his Bachelor’s in International Relations in June 2019. He lives in his hometown of Dixon, CA. Homeschooling first introduced him to the ideas of classical liberalism in his younger years, and he later decided to join the Libertarian Party in order to fight for liberty in California. Brandon ran for the California State Assembly, District 4 seat in 2018. He beat two other candidates in the Primary and went on to the General Election, where he took over 40,000 votes. Brandon currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Solano County, of which he is a founding member. In April of 2019, Brandon was elected as the first Northern Area Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of California. Brandon’s main focuses as Northern Area Coordinator are growing affiliates, membership, supporting future candidates, and building greater cohesion in his Area.


Central Area Coordinator

Justin Quigley

jquigley@ca.lp.org

Justin Quigley is a sign fabricator, traffic control technician, and musician from Ceres California. After learning of the Libertarian Party in his early thirties, he began following the movement and soon found that many of the questions he had been asking himself about government and politics all along, were part of the very foundation libertarianism is founded upon. Many of the thoughts Justin had about the economy, foreign policy, and laws in America were nearly identical to those of the Libertarian Party. By 2016 he had made the LP his political home and re-registered to update party preference, and joined the party on both the state and national levels. Appointed Chair Pro Tempore of Stanislaus County May 15th, 2017 he had his county affiliated by the end of the calendar year. Elected to the state Executive Committee at the state convention in 2018, he hopes to serve the libertarian party to the best of his abilities.


Southern Area Coordinator

Wendy Hewitt

whewitt@ca.lp.org | (909) 709-8519 | 916-446-1776 ext. 9

Jeff and I have been married for 26 years. I have 3 children, 3 step children and 5 grandchildren. I was a medical assistant for a while but I have been a stay at home mom and I help take care of our business Champagne Pools.

I am the secretary for the Riverside County Libertarian Party and am on the Board of Directors for the Calimesa Chamber of Commerce.


At-Large Members

Boomer Shannon

boomer@ca.lp.org | (909) 641-7675

Boomer Shannon has been a stalwart Libertarian organizer and campaign strategist since 2005. He has been active in the San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties serving in leadership roles successfully growing membership, encouraging participation and promoting activism. He has also served the Libertarian Party of California on the Executive Committee several times before this as well as Southern Vice Chair from 2011 to 2013.

As a campaign strategist Boomer served in major field leadership roles for TRC 2010, Proposition 19, Regulate Marijuana Like Wine and a number of local initiatives. He is noted as having worked tirelessly for local, state and federal LP Candidates in Southern California, including as Campaign Manager for the several high profile Steve Collett for Congress campaigns.

Boomer is an evangelist for the ALIVE FREE HAPPY style of political activism that specifically promotes the better world the Libertarians philosophy offers, and eschews fear mongering as a statist tactic. Currently Boomer is pursuing a program to establish an activism center to serve Southern California as an education and outreach headquarters in conjunction with his appointment as chair of the California LPs Membership committee.


Rebecca Lau

rlau@ca.lp.org

Rebecca has been a libertarian since 2006. She is a San Francisco native and formerly Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of San Francisco. Rebecca used to be an elementary school teacher, but now works as an executive assistant at a venture capital firm. She is passionate about freedom of speech, youth rights, and cryptocurrency.


Kevin Shaw

kshaw@ca.lp.org

Kevin Shaw is a free speech activist, and chairman of the San Fernando Valley Libertarian Party. Student by day, freedom fighter by night, Kevin spreads libertarian philosophy through his work at Think-Liberty.com. He is currently engaged in federal litigation to fight unconstitutional speech restrictions on California community college campuses.


Chuck Hamm

chamm@ca.lp.org

Chuck Hamm is a real estate broker in Camarillo, California. Chuck graduated from Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) in 2000 with a B.A. in International Studies, minor Latin American Studies. He also has a law degree. His first career out of college was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Salt Lake City), working as a Spanish translation specialist, ending that career in 2008 due to heavy travel requirements. Starting in 2004, he also worked as a real estate agent, and since 2008, as a full time real estate broker, specializing in residential sales in the Ventura County area. Chuck was chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ventura County in 2017.


Rick Dawson

rdawson@ca.lp.org


Jason Quintero

jquintero@ca.lp.org


Joshua Smith

jsmith@ca.lp.org


Kalish Morrow

kmorrow@ca.lp.org

Kalish Morrow is a former business owner who is a now full time Interior Designer working out of her home while raising her two young homeschooled sons. Her husband is a Weapons Systems Officer in the US Navy and has served 3 combat tours over the course of their marriage.

Before becoming active with the Party, she was on the Hanford Main Street Board of Directors (2015-2018) and founded a 501 (c)3 called Heart of Hanford with the purpose of helping to protect and preserve Hanford’s historic downtown. As a business owner she began advocating for small businesses in her town which steered her to run for Hanford City Council in 2016. Her campaign led her to the then newly established Libertarian Party of Kings County. From there she became their Treasurer in 2017, the Vice Chair in 2018, and is the now current Chair for the LP of Kings County. In the state party, she acquired a spot on the LPC Social Media Committee and was elected as one of the LPC At-Large Representatives during the LPC State Convention in 2019.

This next year marks exciting things as she will be running again for Hanford City Council District B in 2020. She believes that a strong plan moving forward is with a grassroots movement of getting Libertarians elected at local levels as they’re winnable and have a great impact on bringing about change and building the Party’s resume.


At-Large Alternates

Jillian Olsen

jolsen@ca.lp.org

Jillian Olsen has been involved in the Libertarian Party since 2016. She served as Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of Kings County from July, 2016, through February, 2017, and again from April, 2018, until the present. She has also served on numerous committees both at the state and local level. She also serves as the Campaign Treasurer for the Kalish Morrow for Hanford City Council 2020 campaign. Originally from Utah, she currently lives in Hanford, California, and is married to Kenneth Brent Olsen, and together they have seven children and two grandchildren.


Devin Harris

dharris@ca.lp.org

Devin Harris began her involvement with the Libertarian Party as a door-knocker in Jeff Hewitt’s successful campaign for Riverside County supervisor. In addition to chairing the Fresno County affiliate, Devin is secretary of the LPC volunteer committee. She was elected to serve as an at-large alternate to the LPC executive committee in 2019. Before becoming involved in politics, Devin Harris graduated from Fresno State with a BA in psychology and worked as a teacher. She lives in Fresno and is working with other local affiliates to increase libertarian activism in the Central Valley.