A native, and resident of Oakland, California for 30 years. 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. I'm serving my first term as chair (2019).
I work in the private sector in retail managing a small business so I do understand the struggles.
Director of Open-Source Liberty, a volunteer based candidate support group.
Field Director of Open-Source Liberty California, a subsidiary of Open-Source Liberty
Jim has been a registered Libertarian since 1977 and has been a member of the Libertarian Party since 1990. He is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Alameda County (LPAC). He also served as LPAC Secretary for three years and as LPAC Chair for ten years
Jim’s entire 35-year professional career has involved end-use energy efficiency, renewables and advanced electric technologies, concepts and markets. For the last fifteen years Jim has focused on electricity storage, with an emphasis on benefits and value propositions.
Jim is the owner of and Senior Analyst for E&I Consulting specializing. He served as Senior Advisor for California Energy Storage Alliance 2013 - 2017. He was Senior Analyst with Distributed Utility Associates from 1996 - 2006. Before that he held a range of 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 is a seminal report entitled 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.
He has an undergraduate degree with a double major in physics and management from Sonoma State University and an M.A. in Management also from Sonoma State University.
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. 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 Members
Ken was already a libertarian in high school (where arguments typically ended with "you can do whatever you want, as long as you don't interfere with other people doing the same") but didn't really know it until a few years ago, after reading Hayek and Rothbard.
Ken started his career as a research scientist, but eventually changed careers into software development and is currently a VP of Software Engineering.
I work as an architect, designing residential homes. I see firsthand, local governments restricting the supply of homes, creating insane housing prices, making impossible living costs for the poor and marginalized.
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. Elizabeth has a background in high tech Public Relations.