Ted Brown

Ted Brown | (626) 429-1661

Ted Brown was elected chair in May 2015 for a two year term.  He has been active in the LP since 1979.  He is an insurance claims adjuster and small business owner who lives in Pasadena with his wife Laura.  They have an adult daughter named Katie.  Ted has recruited Libertarian candidates for many years and has run 15 times himself.  He has also written ballot arguments, and has served as Executive Committee member, newsletter editor, platform chair, county chair, local chair — and previously as state chair in 1988-1989.

Northern Vice-Chairman


Brian Thiemer | (650) 867-3657

Brian lives in Fairfield, CA. He served as an At-Large representative for the LP CA last year. He is currently the chair protem for Solano county LP, and was a candidate for Fairfield City Council in 2014. He writes a column for two local papers.

Brian works as a supply chain analyst for an aerospace company.

Southern Vice-Chairman


Jonathan Jaech | 213-929-2530

Mr. Jaech used to work as a mechanical engineer, but now he works as a patent attorney. He is a father of two, and is stepfather to two. He enjoys gardening and writing about natural law.

Jonathan is also the current chairman of the Central Los Angeles Region and is Treasurer of LPLAC.


Honor Mimi' Robson

Mimi Robson | (562) 746-1885



Gale Morgan | (916) 941-5547

Gale Morgan has served on the LP CA Ex Com as Secretary 2009 – 11, At-Large 2011 – 13 and as Northern Vice-Chair 2013 – 15. Has run the LPC Party office 2013 – present.

SHRA Commission 2008 to present

  • Commission chair 2011
  • Libertarian Party of California Candidate Support Committee, Treasurer (2011 – 2016)
  • LP Sac vice chair 2003- 2013
  • Ran for Congress when Robert Matsui died (2005)
  • Ran for State Assembly; District 9 (2004)
  • Ran for SMUD board (2002)
  • Board Treasurer, Sacramento Senior Citizens Club 2014 to present
  • Board Treasurer, Sacramento Resident Advisory Board
  • Vice President, Participants In Progress (2006 – 2008)

At-Large Members


Boomer Shannon | (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.


Mark Hinkle

Email | (408) 779-7922

Mark Hinkle has a long history of activism and leadership with the Libertarian Party of California. He served as Chairman and has served as an At-large rep.
He also served as the chairman of the National Party in 2010 to 2012, then as an At-Large rep for the national LP.

Mr. Hinkle is also currently California state director for Our America Initiative.


Jeff Hewitt | (909) 709-9807

Jeff Hewitt is currently on the city council of Calimesa, a city in Riverside County.  Beside serving on the LPC Executive Committee, he also represents California on the Libertarian National Committee.


Eric Vaughnes | (858) 442-5174

Eric Vaughnes was born in Monterey, CA, and has called San Bernardino his home on and off since March 1969. The son of an Air Force brat, Eric himself served a 4-year stint in the United States Air Force as an F-8 & F-16 mechanic on the flight lines of Texas and Arizona. Most of his adult working-life has been immersed in the entertainment industry, first working at the premier record retail outlets in Southern California, then at radio, and finally landing a position in Catalog Development & Promotions at Warner Bros. Records in Burbank, CA. These days he works as an independent contractor, doing Voiceover work for a myriad of companies.

Galvanizing speeches and interactions from the likes of Kevin Takenaga, Nicholas Sarwark, Ray Fostore, Judge Jim Gray and Gary Johnson intrigued Eric tremendously, and he suddenly found himself happily immersed in the party four years ago. Eric currently serves as Vice-Chair for the San Bernardino County LP, and prides himself on being a workhorse for change.


Jason Wu | (626) 262-1553

Jason Wu is a student at Cal Poly Pomona and serves as the Treasurer and College Liaison for the San Bernardino County chapter. He has worked on Steve Collett’s political campaign, the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine initiative, and does tabling and outreach in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. His goals with the party include member outreach and education.


Dave Bowers | (213) 952-9995

I have run for Congress and City Council in the past. I have always been a Libertarian when registered to vote every since I was eighteen. I am the Secretary of LPLAC and the Chair of Region 65. I am employed as a Business Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the print, copy, and mail management industry. I am married. My wife and I have two sons. One who just graduated from Cal Poly Pomona. The younger one has just finished two Associates degrees, at East LA College, one in Logistics.

alexapplebyAlex Appleby | (209) 730-6696

Alex believes that we can find real, personal, and financial freedom by taking things back to the principled framework that the founding fathers provided for us in the Constitution. Just like the dedicated soldier who enlisted as a minor into the armed forces, Alex would be honored to fight for you in the U.S. Congress. Among others, his platforms biggest push is going to be for reform of the Veteran Affairs system, and to establish a three term limit on incumbents currently occupying Congressional seats.

billhajduBill Hajdu | (510) 999-1303

Bill lives in Berkeley. He’s currently the Vice-Chair for the LP of Alameda County. He’s been an alternate Excom rep and secretary of the Orange County LP, served on the National Platform Committee and chaired the California LP Platform Committee in Los Angeles.

susan_marie_weberSusan Marie Weber | (760) 831-5416

Susan Marie is a member of the Palm Desert City Council. She served as Mayor in 2015.

wendyWendy Hewitt | (909) 709-8519

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 Alternates

starchildStarchild | (415) 625-FREE

Starchild is a San Francisco-based Libertarian activist and erotic service provider who seeks to put the cause of freedom ahead of narrow organizational interests, and to ensure that the Libertarian Party stays true to that cause by championing strong libertarian principles, with the Non-Aggression Principle front-and-center, and by operating in a transparent and bottom-up manner so that power remains in the hands of grassroots party members.

Gail LightfootGail Lightfoot | (805) 481-3434

Gail Lightfoot, a retired nurse, is a longtime Libertarian activist and recent candidate for U. S. Senate.  She is chair pro tem of the Libertarian Party of San Luis Obispo County and resides in Arroyo Grande.