Grand Isle – Vermont Libertarian Party State Chair Hardy Machia was elected last weekend as the regional representative to the Libertarian National Committee. Machia was elected at the national convention held in Portland, Oregon, and is representing New England, New York, and New Jersey. Eric Sundwall from Niverville, NY was elected as the alternate regional representative.
At the Libertarian National Committee’s first meeting of its new term on July 3, Machia was also elected to its executive committee, which meets to make decisions between meetings of the entire board.
Machia stated, “I’m honored that my peers elected me. I’m looking forward to serving on the Libertarian National Committee for the next two years.”
Machia added, “I hope to use my local, statewide, and national political experience, as well as my business experience to position the Libertarian Party to take advantage of the growing dissatisfaction with the entrenched parties.”
Machia joins Howard Dean on the list of Vermonters serving on national political parties’ executive committees.
The National Libertarian Party was founded in 1971 and is the third largest political party in the United States. Millions of Americans have voted for Libertarian Party candidates in past elections throughout the country. Libertarians believe the answer to America’s political problems is the same commitment to freedom that earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings, a dedication to individual liberties and personal freedom, and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and