County Party Officers
Chair - Robin Westmiller, J.D.
Robin Westmiller, J.D. has been a registered Libertarian for nearly 40 years; having first worked on Ed Clark’s presidential Campaign in 1980 and has been a candidate for political office including Glendale City Council (1989) and Thousand Oaks School Board (1984).
She served on the board of directors of Glendale's Human Relations Council, was a member of Glendale’s task force on racism and served as president of The Coalition for Election Reform. In 1998 she successfully defeated an inflated Conejo Valley school bond initiative (twice) and was a member of the Libertarian Party of Ventura County Central Committee, 2001-2003.
Westmiller is a graduate of Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications and the Southern California Institute of Law. She's written political commentary for the Nolan Chart, Salon.com and several other publications and is a published author (Raven West).
Vice Chair - Nelson Lopez
Nelson began his journey into the philosophy of libertarianism in 2009, becoming active in Ventura County during the Gary Johnson Presidential Campaign and serving as Fundraising Chair in 2017.
Nelson has been a self-employed marketer in the wine industry for the past 9 years.
Along with his family, his hobbies include running, hiking and wine tasting.
Nelson is active in both the State, National LP, and the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus, promoting a strong economic literacy as taught by the Austrian school of economics.
Secretary - William (Bill) Westmiller
William was an original member of the Libertarian Party and a co-founder of the Libertarian Party of Canada, serving as Secretary. Over the course of decades, he served as Southern Vice-Chair and Chair of the California Libertarian Party, National Secretary of the LP and a Co-Chair of the Hosper's for President campaign in California. He also served as a State and National Chairman of a group of libertarians working within the GOP. He was also a candidate for Congress in the 24th Congressional District of California, gaining 18% of the vote.
Treasurer - Susan Aquino
Susan Aquino stopped worrying about what others would think and joined the Libertarian Party in the early 90’s. The main pull for her was minimizing the sense of entitlements, and nurturing responsibility for one’s own life. Susan did not agree with every LP issue, but the platform was still miles above the other parties. Susan is a former LPVC Chair and Secretary, has attended many state conventions and four national conventions. She is retired from the US Postal Service, Human Resources division, and also spent her later years as a small town Postmaster. You’ll find her experiencing the private sector in her retirement job as a grocery cashier.
Campaigns/Fundraising - James Aragon
James was born in Ventura, CA and graduated Oxnard High School in 1993. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years as an intelligence analyst. After retirement, he spent time in Atlanta, GA and Phoenix, AZ before returning to Oxnard in 2017. He is a compliance auditor in the financial services industry and has three boys aged 14 to 5.
James will be coordinating with registered Ventura County Libertarians to place candidates in ALL local and county seats for the November 2020 election.
Communications - Mark Suarez
Mark Suarez came to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1988. He has lived in various parts of the U.S., but primarily the San Fernando Valley. Mark graduated from Granada Hills High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts from U.C. Davis. He currently works in Glendale in the health information management field.
Mark will function as a liaison with the press and coordinate with the LPVC and other committees to facilitate participation and interaction at various social gatherings in Southern California.
Social Media - Dan O'Shea
Dan recently joined the local Libertarian Party in 2017 after decades of admiration of Ron Paul and his eloquent positions on issues promoting citizen freedom and our Constitutional agreement. And seeing that major candidates in the Democratic and Republican parties have long been compromised. He especially sees our dishonest scam of a money system as the core of so much destruction in this country with a justice system unable to deal with the pervasive conflicts of interest that exist. He serves as Social Media Chair, actively posting on the Libertarian Party of Ventura County website while having nightly dreams of ending the Fed.
Public Relations - Teresa Cvach
Teresa has been a registered and active voting Libertarian for over a decade. She was first introduced by Susan Cvach, who ran as the Libertarian candidate for Coconino County Board of Supervisor. Teresa passionately advances the fact that our nation's spending and increasing debt by Republicans and Democrats cannot continue and strongly pushes for the rights of the individual. Her favorite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
Open Chairs Available:
The Membership Chair shall be responsible for maintaining and increasing the number of Contributing Members in the Party. This Standing Committee Chair may choose to work with others or alone. At a minimum, the Membership Chair shall issue a monthly report of who joined the Party in the previous month and whose memberships lapsed in the previous month.
The Events Chair shall be responsible for the planning and oversight of events held for the benefit of Contributing Members. This Standing Committee Chair may choose to work with others or alone. This officer shall be a voting member of the Executive Committee if one meeting with an outside guest speaker has been held during the previous two months (or previous quarter while the Central Committee has fewer than 200 Members and Associate Members).
The Volunteer Chair shall be responsible for recruiting, motivating and coordinating volunteers for activities sponsored by the Party. At a minimum, the Volunteer Chair shall issue a monthly report of the names, dates and accomplishments of the previous month’s volunteers. This Standing Committee Chair may choose to work with others or alone. This officer shall be a voting member of the Executive Committee as long as total volunteer hours (excluding travel and meeting time) exceed an average of one hour per month for every 100,000 in population over the last three months or since the beginning of the officer’s term, whichever is later.
The Website Chair shall be responsible for updating the NationBuilder website as necessary including events, blog posts and other current information.