Board of Directors

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Chris Houtchens is a life long resident of Colorado Springs and third generation El Paso County resident. Chris is a husband, father and small business owner. While Chris registered Libertarian February of 2016, he has always lived within the libertarian philosophy. He has spent a good portion of the last 2 decades fighting for more individual liberty in Colorado.

Chris has been helping with LPEPC social media since May 2016; was appointed as acting Vice Chair in September 2016; and was appointed acting Chair of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County October 15, 2016.

Chris was elected to his third term as Chair in January 2019.

Contact: chair@lpepc.org

Chair

Chris Houtchens

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Alexis Buschmann was appointed as the interim Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of El Paso county in September 2018, and was elected to the position in January 2019. She moved to Fountain in 2016, and has been registered Libertarian since 2017. She has been an active member and volunteer.

Contact: vice@lpepc.org

Vice Chair

Alexis Buschmann

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Registered Libertarian since 2001. Moved to Colorado Springs in September, 2013.  An Engineer by profession, most comfortable with technical issues.

John was appointed Treasurer in February 2015, elected to that position in April 2015, February 2016, February 2017, January 2018, and January 2019.

Contact: treasurer@lpepc.org

Treasurer

John Hjersman

The Secretary keeps records for the Party. The Secretary keeps Agendas & Minutes for the business meetings. The Secretary arranges the meeting places in coordination with other members of the Board. The Secretary is charged with communication for the party & coordinates with other members of the Board for important communications, including the announcement of upcoming meetings.

Contact: secretary@lpepc.org

Secretary

Eric Muma

The Affiliate Representative serves as the Point of Contact between the Libertarian Party of El Paso County and the Libertarian Party of Colorado.
Appointed as Affiliate Representative in March 2016.

 

Contact: ar@lpepc.org 

Affiliate Representative

John Hjersman

The Education Director coordinates the speakers for the Monthly Meetings of the County Party. Education on upcoming Ballot issues would be coordinated with the Campaign Committee. The Education Director keeps the rest of the Board informed on information needed for current events.

Contact: education@lpepc.org

Education Director

Daryl Kuiper

The Outreach Director does outreach events with volunteers for the Party. The Outreach Director coordinates with the Secretary to keep members informed of upcoming events.

If you are interested in this position please contact chair@lpepc.org

Outreach Director

Vacant

Committees and Other Positions

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Bylaws Committee Chair is responsible for updates & edits to the County Affiliate’s Bylaws as needed.

If you are interested in this position please contact chair@lpepc.org

Bylaws Committee

Vacant

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The Policy Committee keeps the History of the Party and keeps a record of the Policy guidelines for the Party.

Contact: chair@lpepc.org

Policy Committee

Chris Houtchens

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Campaign Committee would coordinate the goals of the County Party and individual campaigns. Candidates & Issues committees would report to the Campaigns Committee to keep the Party informed of upcoming events and information regarding their campaigns. The Campaign Committee would help to determine eligibility of candidates for upcoming elections.

If you are interested in this position please contact chair@lpepc.org

Campaign Committee

Vacant

Lance served for several years as the “front-man” for the county party, most of those years he was also the Chair.  He’s a graduate-level Theologian, who also loves helping business find & train talent, using complex personality matching.

Contact: lance@lpepc.org

Convention Committee

Lance Havercamp

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Newsletter editor would edit and distribute monthly newsletter.

If you are interested in this position please contact chair@lpepc.org

Newsletter Editor

Vacant

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If you are interested in this position please contact chair@lpepc.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Vacant

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If you are interested in this position please contact chair@lpepc.org

IT Coordinator

Vacant

Political Issues Liason

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Paotie has served as Manitou Springs Political Issues Liaison since 2013.

Paotie has been a registered Libertarian in El Paso County since 2013. He joined the National Libertarian Party in February 2012. He has been an active leader at the local, and county levels of the party, working on campaigns, citizen initiatives, outreach, volunteering, and education.

Contact: manitou@lpepc.org

Manitou Springs

Norman "Paotie" Dawson

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Alexis has served as Fountain Valley Political Liaison since 2019.

Contact: vice@lpepc.org

Fountain Valley

Alexis Buschmann

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Political Issues Liaisons keep track of local political issues & report to the Board. This position would keep the Board informed of upcoming issues in the local area so that the Board could take action in accordance with the Platform – City Council Meetings, local Board Meetings, Hearings, etc.

Open positions across the county. If you are interested in this position please contact chair@lpepc.org

Political Issues Liaison

Vacant

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