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Friday, September 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
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The Libertarian Party wants to do more than disrupt elections.

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Matt Welch

Editor-at-Large for Reason
Welch is editor-at-large of Reason, a libertarian-leaning magazine. He is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a co-host of “The Fifth Column” and “Reason” podcasts. Welch is a regular guest on MSNBC, Fox, CNN and HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” and is the author... Read More →

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Lucy Brenton

Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana
Brenton is the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana. She currently serves as Secretary of the Hamilton County Libertarian Party and is an entrepreneur and business consultant. Brenton previously served as the treasurer of the Indiana Notary Association and president of... Read More →
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Nick Sarwark

Chairman of the National Libertarian Party and Libertarian Candidate for Mayor of Phoenix
Sarwark is the Libertarian candidate for mayor of Phoenix and is currently serving his third term as chairman of the National Libertarian Party. Sarwark has also worked as a criminal defense attorney, a deputy public defender in Colorado and an executive in the computer consulting... Read More →
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Mark Tippetts

Libertarian Candidate for Texas Governor
Tippetts is the Libertarian candidate for Texas governor. He currently works as an international legal and business consultant. Throughout his career, Tippetts has developed and operated several companies throughout Mexico and Latin America, including a law firm in Monterrey, Mexico... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space