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 Chair - 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.
Membership Chair - Greg Wade
Greg has been a resident of Ventura County since 1966. He became a registered Libertarian in 2016 after conducting research in preparation for the Presidential election.
Greg has been employed in the Telecommunications and IT industries for 40 years.
Interests include reading on a broad range of topics, and enjoying being an "empty-nester" with wife Connie.
Event Chair - Kate O'Brien
Kate O'Brien is a long time Libertarian (since around 1973 or 4), and is one of our elected Libertarians.
She lives in Simi Valley with 2 cats, where she runs her structural engineering business, and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, a position she won in 2000 by 3 votes, as part of the Operation Breakthrough project.
Hobbies include gardening - particularly with California native and drought tolerant plants, yoga, antiquing, partying and exploring the local area with her longtime partner, Frank.
Media Chair - 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.
Newsletter Chair - 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.