Shamokin PA

Sunbury man among those to speak at annual convention for Libertarians

SHIPPENSBURG — The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) will hold its annual convention weekend at the Shippen Place Hotel Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4.

The event on Saturday will feature speakers and workshops as attendees have the opportunity to interact with libertarian activists from around the state. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and festivities begin at noon.

Speakers include elected Libertarians from around the state: Jennifer Moore (Montgomery County), Demo Agoris (Washington County), Jake Towne (Northampton County) and LPPA Chair Drew Bingaman, of Sunbury.

Sharing the podium with the elected officials will be activists Josiah Strickland (Delaware County), Dan Sullivan (Allegheny) and Andrew Hatstat (Montgomery County), as well as candidates Drew Miller (18th Congressional District), Steve Scheetz (Congress 8th Congressional District) Ken Krawchuk (governor), Kathy Smith (lieutenant governor) and Dale Kerns (U.S. Senate).

LPPA will also host various presentations and workshops from outside organizations. Carol Kuniholm from Fair Districts will speak on the organization’s movement on putting an end to gerrymandering in the commonwealth. Jerry Feaser, of the Dauphin County bureau of registration and elections, will conduct a workshop that educates local candidates and county committees on the process of maintaining effective committee reports. Daryn Iwicki of Americans for Prosperity Foundation will present a condensed grassroots activists training class. And Scott Horton of Anti-War Radio will speak on his new book, “Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan.”

Sunday’s activities will include the annual business meeting, election of party officers and nomination of candidates for statewide offices. 

Attendance to both events is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but voting ability at the convention is based on party bylaws. Those planning to attend both days can register at: