Phinney Assumes Chairmanship

Marks a return to senior leadership with LPME


Augusta, ME - Clark Phinney of Winthrop was named as State Chair of the Maine Libertarian Party today following the resignation of former State Chair Chris Lyons. Lyons resigned to focus on an expected run for the United States Senate later this year. “It is an honor to return as State Chair of a political party I so strongly support and have been active in for many years” said Phinney “I am grateful to Chris and the entire Executive Committee for their support and for the amazing efforts these last few months on behalf of the Libertarian Party of Maine”. This is Phinney’s second time as State Chair having previously served in 2008-2009 for a term. Lyons had served since election at the most recent state LP convention last year. He is expected to announce his candidacy for the Libertarian nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Angus King. “The Libertarian Party both here in Maine and across the nation is growing quickly and is proving to be a viable party for thousands of voters looking to limit the influence and control of government in their daily lives and support the rights and freedoms of themselves, their friends, families and others”. Said Phinney “As the Maine LP works here in Maine to formalize what the courts and the voting citizens have already loudly said we as a party look forward to sharing our positions and ideas for a smaller, more efficient government with the voters of Maine”. The Libertarian Party was founded in 1971 and is known as “The Party of Principle” for consistently supporting limited government and maximized individual freedoms. Since its founding the LP has become the fastest growing political party in the United States.