The Libertarian Party of the Florida Keys (LPFK) announced today, February 23, 2015, that the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections accepted paperwork recognizing the group as an official political Committee. The LPFK will now be able to accept monetary contributions as a result of its new status and is also an official affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Florida.
Chairman Mike Kane said today, “As government continues to grow exponentially, the Libertarian Party is working hard to stop it. The Party is the only one that advocates for fully eliminating the failed war on drugs (and innocent people), drastically cutting taxes – thus giving people more money in their pockets to spend at their own discretion, and allowing people to live their lives peacefully – without the threat of force from other individuals. Filing as a Committee is simply the first step in achieving our goal: a limited government akin to what the Founding Fathers intended, and then having a conversation on how we can be even freer.”
There is no limit to what a person can give financially to the LPFK and contributions can be mailed to PO Box 582 Key West, Florida 33041. The organization has already received several hundred dollars in pledges and is welcoming donations from all.
The LPFK is keeping an eye on upcoming elections in Key West, Marathon, and Layton, and into 2016 as well. Anyone interested in running as a Libertarian candidate or becoming more involved is encouraged to reach out to the LPFK.
Organized Libertarians have returned to the Florida Keys after a brief hiatus. Florida Keys libertarians and libertarian-minded others were strongly responsible for the Conch Republic movement through resident Julie McEnroe, Rex Curry and many others. A sixth generation Floridian, Curry is also a lifelong Florida resident. His ancestors helped settle and develop the “Conch Republic” (Key West, Florida). The local Conch Train Tour still visits Curry Mansion because the Mansion was home to “Florida’s First Millionaire”. Curry Mansion is also where the famous key lime pie was first created from the smaller Key limes.