There are currently five (5) operational divisions of the LPO Executive Committee which has the power to add divisions where they make sense. The Directors and Deputy Directors coordinate the day to day operations of their respective divisions and work synergistically with other directors to advance common objectives. While often members of the Executive and Central Committee, Directors don’t have to and in fact, don’t even need to be recognized members of the party. One or more Deputy Directors are encouraged for all the divisions. Directors and Deputies are non-voting members of the Executive Committee. While they are expected to attend Executive Committee meetings, such attendance can be virtual.
Directors are tasked to delegate, to our committed volunteers, the tasks and roles of the division and Party based on a well communicated and understood appreciation for the amount of time and resources any volunteer has to offer the cause. The more resources we have at every level makes us a stronger organization.
The Political Division is focused on recruiting statewide candidates and acting as a legislative watchdog. Ultimately, the Political Division supports local candidates as best as they can where no county party or organization exists. They will also support the Libertarian Party's presidential nominees. Lobbying, writing and reviewing legislation and issues. Fighting for fair elections and ballot access are a major focus and priority considering the current political corruption in Ohio. For more information, leave us feedback.
Tricia Sprankle, Director (614) 264-2984
Patrick Glasgow, Deputy Director - Candidate Support
Nicholas Rodriguez, Deputy Director - Legislative Affairs
Other Positions or Special Projects in Political:
Campaign Mgmt. Training
Local Candidate Support
Judicial Candidate Support
Local Options: Every region and County has similar political needs to the state party. Local legislative watchdog groups can be our most effective and direct way to impact our own communities. Ohio is filled with Council and Board meetings where money is spent with little or no resistance from any faction questioning it.
Field Development Division
Field Development is focused on the creation and support of LPO county Affiliates and County Development Groups, promoting the growth of present and future LPO members. Our goal, though the support of local Groups, is to run as many LPO candidates and defend liberty on as many local issues as possible. Of course, we also represent the grass-roots support of Libertarian state and national campaigns. We strive to connect with all fellow Libertarians through community outreach, petitioning, campaigning, speaking engagements as well as local social events to connect and develop a positive image of Libertarian approaches to the public issues. For more information, leave us feedback.
Helen Gilson, Director (513) 404-9750
Vacant, Deputy Director
Elizabeth Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator (330) 466-1555
Regional liaisons work with the Field Development team focusing on outreach and the development of county parties within each of the nine regions across the state. Their goal is go help develop local county groups (Affiliates and County Development Groups) and encouraging cooperation across the region. They represent a voice of all counties in their region to the State Party and represent an important leadership position in developing candidates and leaders in each county in their region. See County Organization for a list of Regions and their leaders.
Special Liaisons target specialized outreach groups such as new volunteers, veterans, and student groups.
We are always seeking an interested individuals to join the Field Development Division in any role in outreach and County Development. For more information please complete the Volunteer Questionnaire or leave us feedback.
The Communications Division ties the organization together by coordinating all LPO communications including content management for the website, social media, press releases, promoting events, LPO statewide email announcements, routine inquiries and media contacts. For more information, leave us feedback.
David Jackson, Director (614) 588-3693
John Fockler, (330) 559-0097
Kelli Rodin, (937) 554-3855
The Finance Division is focused on generating the LPO's financial resources through donations, gifts and monthly pledges from members and contributors. They are also responsible for fundraising events and promotions and available to advise LPO county affiliates and LPO candidates on finance issues. For more information, leave us feedback.
Homer Taft, Director (440) 333-1333
Vacant, Deputy Director
The IT Division is focused on the LPO's technological infrastructure, maintenance of the party's website, security of its data, and support for all online communications functions. For more information, leave us feedback.
Jim Cavoli, Director (872) 228-6541
Vacant, Deputy Director
Libertarian Party of Ohio
P.O. Box 29193
Columbus, OH 43229-0193
Physical Location (& Package Delivery)
6230 Busch Blvd., Suite 102
Columbus, OH 43229