February 2016

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Alex Appleby for Congress 2016 – District 9


Alex Appleby is a local businessman that has a passion for liberty and helping people.

Vote for Alex Appleby for California District 9 of the US Congress


Alexander Eugene Appleby was born in Gilroy Ca, but raised in the Central Valley where his upbringing directly influenced where he would practice his life’s work. As a youth in Northern California, Alex experienced poverty, and extreme financial hardships. At one pivotal moment, as he scrounged for discarded food; 7yr old Alex made a personal vow to never live like this again. Alex had his first job at 14, Do to family circumstances he became emancipated at the age of 16 and immediately began supporting himself with 2 jobs. Alex showed what hard work and dedication looks like by running his own business as a minor and graduating from high school simultaneously in order to serve his country in the United States Army.


Private First Class Appleby excelled up through the ranks until being given the honor of a combat promotion to Sergeant in Iraq at age 20. Through two enlistments, five deployments and fifteen different countries, Alex received 14 awards and decorations to compliment his honorable discharge. Among other notable awards, SGT Appleby was acknowledged as an “expert” Small-arms Marksman, and a Longarms “Sharpshooter”. His love for Country has extended itself beyond his time served, as he expresses fervently, to this day, his personal tagline – Honored to serve.


The most recent chapter in Alex’s life began when he took the passion that developed in the military with him to a “confrontational politics” meeting locally in Stockton. The exposure was a call to action for Alex. He took the education, experience and networking connections he had made as a financial advisor and began to plan for his own campaign. Alex believes that the most fundamental changes are started from the ground up, and made a bold move to run for the congressional seat within his very own district. The unprecedented call to action bolstered the support of the Libertarian Party, as well as his professional work associates. Alex remains grounded to his roots in the community, through building personal connections at his church, and constant business related outreach.


Alex believes that we can find real, personal, and financial freedom by taking things back to the principled framework that the founding fathers provided for us in the Constitution. Just like the dedicated soldier who enlisted as a minor into the armed forces, Alex would be honored to fight for you in the U.S. Congress. Among others, his platforms biggest push is going to be for reform of the Veteran Affairs system, and to establish a three term limit on incumbents currently occupying Congressional seats.


Learn more about his campaign at



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2016 Convention


The Libertarian Party of California State Convention is coming up soon, on April 1 – 3, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. This is expected to be the gala Libertarian event of the Spring. You are invited to attend. And bring your friends and family as well.


Convention Information and Registration »




Here is what we have planned:

  • Presidential candidates forum, including Gary Johnson and John McAfee, followed by a straw poll of delegates
  • Keynote speaker: Angela Keaton of
  • Panel of elected Libertarian women, including Susan Marie Weber (Palm Desert councilmember) and Kate O’Brien (Rancho-Simi Parks & Recreation Board)
  • Speakers include:
    • David Nott, President, Reason Foundation
    • Tim Moen, Libertarian Party of Canada
    • Richard Rider, San Diego Tax Fighters
    • Alexander McCobin, Students for Liberty


Party business includes platform debates, election of Executive Committee members, and election of national convention delegates.




GOLD PACKAGE: Includes all meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, Saturday Night Banquet), Friday night reception, all speakers, and convention floor access. Regular Price $349.00 – Early bird price $314.10

SILVER PACKAGE #1: Gold package, but no Saturday night banquet. Regular price $225.00 – Early bird price $202.50

SILVER PACKAGE #2: Gold package, but no lunches. Regular price $225.00 – Early bird price $202.50

SPEAKER ONLY PACKAGE: See our speakers after meals, in breakout sessions, and on the convention floor; Includes convention floor access. Cost – $99.00

DELEGATE PACKAGE: Convention floor access only. Cost – $25.00


Individual events will be for sale as well. Stay tuned for more information. I look forward to seeing you there.


There are four ways to sign up at:

Just click on your choice:

  1. Eventbrite – an easy sign-up method but with a service charge.
  2. Sign up online with NEON – no extra charge.
  3. Print out the PDF form.
  4. Call our office.


The convention hotel is Hilton at Los Angeles Airport. Their main phone number is (310) 410-4000. We have arranged a group rate at the hotel, only $119 per night plus tax – using Reservation Code VLP. Please go to the hotel web site to sign up directly:


As always, if you have any questions, please contact me.
For liberty,
Ted Brown
Chair, Libertarian Party of California

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