Executive Committee


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.

Northern Vice-Chair

Kenneth Brent Olsen

kolsen@ca.lp.org | (559) 960-3613

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 children. He is a father of five, step-father of two, and grandfather of one. 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 has been the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Kings County since 2016. He was elected Northern Vice-Chair in April, 2017.  He has also been the Region 4 Alternate to the Libertarian National Committee since May 5, 2018.

Southern Vice-Chair

Jonathan Jaech

jonathan@jaech.net | 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.


Angela McArdle

aemcardle@ca.lp.org | secretary@ca.lp.org | (916) 446-1776 ext. 4

Angela McArdle is a real estate paralegal and legal document assistant, specializing in eviction defense and wrongful foreclosure litigation. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Angela is on the Board of Directors for the Mises Mambi Institute and regularly hosts legal clinics in the Arroyo Seco area. Angela has been actively campaigning for liberty in Los Angeles since 2013, when she successfully opposed a Los Angeles City Council measure to ban food sharing with the homeless. She is a two time congressional candidate in California’s 34th District and Chair of the Region 63 Foothills Libertarian Party.


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.

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


Rebecca has been a libertarian since 2006. She is a San Francisco native and currently the vice chair 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.

Justin Quigley


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.


Alex Appleby

aappleby@ca.lp.org | (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.


Tyler Kuskie

tkuskie@ca.lp.org | (916) 304-3331

Tyler Kuskie is a software engineer and Technology consultant. He was Raised in a little “l” libertarian family with a family business. He began computer programming at the age of 12 and went on to obtain two Computer and Data Networking certifications before he was 18. After high school Tyler started his first company which offered tech support and web development. He later received his degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked for various tech companies since, including Intel. Tyler founded the El Dorado County Libertarian Party and has also participated in several startups and non-profits.


Kevin Shaw


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.


Wendy Hewitt

whewitt@ca.lp.org | (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.








Chuck Hamm


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.






Mark Hinkle

mhinkle@ca.lp.org | (916) 446-1776 ext. 22

Mark Hinkle, a California native, was born in San Francisco in 1951 and now lives in Morgan Hill, CA.  He grew up in San Jose and attended local schools and graduated from San Jose State University with a BA degree in Geography.  He became politically active as a senior in high school, after reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.  In his first time voting for president in 1972 he wrote in the name of John Hospers, the Libertarian Party’s first presidential candidate.  He’s voted for every Libertarian presidential candidate since.

As an LP activist,Mark has served on the LPC ExCom for more than 25 years, six years as LPC Chair, over a dozen years on the LNC and two years as Chair of the National Libertarian Party.  He has run for office eight times (six times as a partisan candidate and twice for non-partisan offices) twice winning the LPC’s Sons of Liberty Award for the most principled campaign.  He is a lifetime member of both the LNC and LPC and first became a dues paying member in 1974.  He is also the Director of Development for the International Alliance of Libertarian Parties (IALP) and the California Director of Our America’s Initiative (OAI).  Locally he is the Vice Chair of the Santa Clara LP and President of the Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association.

After spending 30 years in the high-tech world, Mark became a small business owner specializing in the prevention of children drowning.  Mark is married to Linda Hinkle and has a son, Logan.  All are dues paying Libertarians.

Eduardo Flores


Educator with those in the special needs community for over 15 years. Having started in the private sector in child assault prevention then into special needs and from private to public. This has inspired me to start up a nonprofit focused on entrepreneurial educational opportunities and self expression. 


CEO of the nonprofit Entertainment Arts Foundation of Modesto, a nonprofit focused on performing stage arts and culinary nutrition for the youth of our area and to inspire expand and promote the values of culture, individual expression, and entrepreneurialism. Performer in the past, freedom of expression is what I lived by. Now a promoter producer and booker for events, fund raisers and performers. 


Currently Secretary for the Libertarian Party of Stanislaus County and looking to expand the Libertarian brand. 

At-Large Alternates


 Gail Lightfoot



Mark Herd