Chris HolbrookChair
Chris is a senior account manager within the wholesale building
materials industry, and a landlord in Saint Paul. He has run for
office three times as a Libertarian, most notably MN Governor in 2014.
He served as the LPMN Political Director from 2015-2016 and was
elected Chair from 2017-present.
Justin JelinekSecretary
Justin is proud husband and father of two little girls. His family enjoy their residence in Burnsville where Justin has worked on three libertarian campaigns for municipal office, two of these candidates are presently on city council. Justin enjoys watching football, hockey, soccer, and the occasional friendly wager on games of chance. (And therefore despises all state regulation on gambling.) Justin has been serving on the board of LPMN since 2019 and became Secretary in 2021.
Mason McElvainVice Chair
Pat BarnumTreasurer
Anthony WilliamsExecutive Director
Anthony originally grew up in Michigan, but after he got out of the Air Force he decided Minnesota was where home is. He is currently finishing up a Bachelors of Political Science with the hopes of continuing into law school. Before moving to Minnesota, he was an activist in the medical and legal cannabis efforts in Michigan. He was been with the LPMN since 2020, but voting Libertarian since 2009.

Executive Committee At-Large

Steve Aro
Heather Jelinek
James Jenneman
James is a lifelong small-l libertarian and Libertarian Party member since 2012. He hosts the Blackbird podcast, which you can find on any podcatcher. Follow him on Twitter @jameslj.
Charley Kuchlenz
Justin Merritt
Justin is a composer and Professor of Music at St. Olaf College in Northfield. You can hear his music at He has served on the LPMNEC since 2021.
Eric Thraen
Eric is a senior process engineering lead at the refinery where he has worked for the last 40 years. He enjoys hiking and travel. He has been an active volunteer in the MN Libertarian Party since 2016, was a delegate to the LP National Convention in 2020, and was elected to the LPMN Executive Committee in 2021.
Amos Webskowski
Jill Galvan

Acting Executives

Shaun AtkielskiChair, CD1 Rochester Area Libertarians
Sam WipplingerChair, CD1 Albert Lea Area Libertarians
Chip TangenChair, CD2 Live Free
Dan GarsciaChair, CD4Liberty
Dan lives in Maplewood, Minnesota with his wife and two spirited children, and is a lifelong Eastsider. Dan works for a Digital Agency in Minneapolis and has been in the industry for over 15 years. Dan has been an active Libertarian in his community for over a decade, starting when he first noticed that the freedoms he values so highly were beginning to erode. As a responsible father and parent, Dan is taking an active stance as he’s terrified for the trajectory of his children’s dystopian future. As to why Dan is committed to growing CD4 and helping get out the message of Freedom and Liberty, as the solution to servitude and authoritarianism!
Jake HemingwayChair, Beltrami Area Libertarians
Nate “Honey Badger” AtkinsChair, CD5 Metro Lakes Libertarians
Nate is a lifelong Minnesotan and a resident of Minneapolis since 2009. A recovering Republican, he has run for the Minnesota State House as a Republican in 2010 and 2012 and is currently the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Mayor of Minneapolis. He is committed to growing the CD5 affiliate in Minneapolis and reaching out to people the LP has failed to reach in the past.
Dave JohnsonChair, CD6 Libertarians
Ralph GalvanChair, CD7 Libertarians
John SullivanChair, CD8 Northeast Minnesota Libertarians


The Libertarian Party of Minnesota operates through a Divisions model structure. Visit each Division page for more information and to view the leadership roles.

Judicial Committee

  • Bob Odden, Chair (even year)
  • Jim Rongstad (even year)
  • Lana Fanger (even year)
  • Anita Hansen (odd year)
  • Heather Biedermann (odd year)

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