Alameda County LP Officers
John is a California native and resident of Oakland for 30 years. He left the 2 party duopoly in 2000 to be independent like many others. "I found my home in latter 2007 to 2012 yet didn't commit to the Libertarian Party until 2018'. John is serving his third term as county chair. "I work in the private sector in retail managing a small business so I do understand the struggles". He alsoo serve as Director of Open-Source Liberty, a volunteer based candidate support group, and as Field Director of Open-Source Liberty California.
Elizabeth Stump has always been a Libertarian, but didn't know it. She voted for Ron Paul in 1988 out of protest, because she could not stomach voting for either Bush or Dukakis, in her first presidential election. In 2011, she learned about the Libertarian Party and realized she had found a party in which she didn't loath half the platform. Prior to becoming Vice-chair, Elizabeth has served multiple terms on the LPAC Executive Committee. Betz has actively applied her professional background in high-tech Public Relations to libertarian causes at the local, statewide and presidential campaign level.
Terry Floyd had to write-in Roger McBride’s name the first time he voted for President because the LP didn’t have ballot status in Texas back then but for some reason, he didn’t join the LP after moving to California until 1992. Since then, he’s run as a Libertarian for California’s 18th Assembly District and the Eden Township Hospital District, as well as serving as the LPAC‘s Treasurer from 2004 to 2019. As Secretary, he maintains minutes of the party’s business meetings and tries to keep things organized. He is also author and editor of the LPAC's monthly newsletters. Outside the LP, Terry is a tinfoil hat-wearing paranoid privacy advocate and that’s really just about all you need to know. ;-)
Executive Committee At-Large Members
I have been a registered Libertarian since 1977 and a member of the Libertarian Party since 1990. Prior to becoming LPAC Vice-chair, he served as LPAC Chair for ten years and LPAC Secretary for three years.
Professionally, Jim is Owner/Principal Analyst of E&I Consulting specializing in end-use energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced electric technologies, concepts and markets. His final fifteen years focused on electricity storage, with an emphasis on benefits and value propositions. He has served as Senior Advisor for California Energy Storage Alliance, Senior Analyst for Distributed Utility Associates, and held multiple positions with Pacific Gas and Electric including R&D planning and management, electric supply planning and commercial energy efficiency services.
Jim has performed benefit-related evaluations of and authored numerous reports and articles about distributed energy resources, especially storage, related for a variety of clients. Of special note, Jim is author and principal investigator of the seminal report Energy Storage for the Electricity Grid: Benefits and Market Potential Assessment Guide, published by the U.S. Department of Energy and Sandia National Laboratories’ Electric Energy Storage Program in February 2010.
I was born a Libertarian. It took Ron Paul in his 2012 presidential run to give me the vocabulary to explain how I thought and feel. I want people to live their lives how they see fit as long as it doesn’t hurt or take from others.
The LPAC welcomes Theodore Gercken as the newest member of our Executive Committe. He has been an active volunteer in building up our Social Media presence. Theodore is a high school student at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California. He chairs his school's Libertarian organization and serves as Pacific Regional Representative of the Libertarian Youth Caucus. He has helped out on and worked for Libertarian campaigns on the local and national levels. Theodore loves speech and debate and is putting his skills to work to fight for a world set free of big government.