The Northwest Michigan Libertarians held a very successful local convention on Tuesday March 12 at the West End Tavern in Traverse City. We elected Kristen Olson from Traverse City as a new Treasurer, and voted in seven delegates to represent our area at the April 13th state convention in Bay City.
Kristen Olson is a very welcome and qualified addition to our Executive Committee! She works as a Registered Nurse at the Grand Traverse Women’s Clinic. She has a passion for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—which she finds through travel, being on/near bodies of water and ‘introverting’.
Kristen believes in individual responsibility and has followed Dave Ramsey’s common sense financial plan for 10+ years. She is very concerned with our soaring national debt, gun rights and big government. Her favorite quote is from Captain America: “This isn’t freedom. We’re holding a gun to every citizens head and calling it security.”
Delegates to State Convention
In addition to electing a new officer, seven members of our local party were elected to represent our area in the upcoming state convention. These delegates will be voting on important state party business, including new leadership. Everyone is welcome at the state convention, but only the delegates are able to vote on business issues.
The delegates selected are Donna Gundle-Krieg, Ben Boren, David Holmer, Kristen Olson, John Boonstra, Robert Clark and Destiny Twitchell. Ben Schultz and Peter Biskupski are the alternates.
Our April Business meeting will held on line on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm. We will discuss the state convention, as well as ideas for our future monthly meetings. Everyone is welcome to join us! For more information about how to connect, click here.