Libertarian Party of Florida
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|Libertarian Party of Florida|
|Chairman||Dana Moxley Cummings|
|Headquarters||Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida|
|National affiliation||Libertarian Party (United States)|
|Colors||a shade of Blue; Gold|
|Politics of the United States
Founded in 1971, the LPF works in community education, lobbying, direct popular initiatives, and coalitions such as with Campaign for Liberty and Tea Party groups. Since 2001 it has worked increasingly on placing people in appointive and elected offices with a focus on the local level. According to its website in 2008 its number of people in appointed and elected public office hovered around 40citation needed, and as of 2010 it had elected 2 mayorscitation needed.
The LPF is the third largest political party in the state of Florida, with approximately 18,000 registered voters as of 2011citation needed.
In 2010, the LPF had a state-wide candidate on the ballot for the first time with Alexander Snitker for U.S. Senate.
In the 2012 Election, Libertarian candidates included Calen Fretts for Florida's First U.S. Congressional District, and Franklin Perez, Peter Richter and Jonathan Loesche for Florida House of Representatives. The LPF also had several candidates for county and municipal races statewide.
In 2012 the party was sued by State Representative candidate Franklin Perez when the Party refused to refund the party assessment fee, which is the portion of the candidate filing fee that political parties receive. Franklin Perez was de-vetted and removed from the party's state website over his stance on the Trayvon Martin shooting. Perez was awarded $620 by the court.12