Board of Directors

There are currently nine positions on the LPEPC Board of Directors. An officer must have been an LPEPC Contributing Member (i.e., registered Libertarian that pays yearly dues), affirm the LP Statement of Values and Non-initiation of Force (the “Pledge”), and serves until the end of the next annual convention. There are no term limits for officers.

Interim Chairman

Tori Ciraolo

Elections to be held at Special Convention 04/20/2020


Contact: chair@lpepc.org

Vice Chair

Tori Ciraolo

Tori Ciraolo was elected Vice Chairman of the Libertarian Party of El Paso county in January 2020. She currently resides in Fountain, and is registered Libertarian.

Contact: vice@lpepc.org


John Hjersman

Registered Libertarian since 2001. Continual absenteeism due to employment at sea prevented uninterrupted active participation for years. Since retiring in 2012, that excuse has evaporated.? A newcomer to the area, 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.

Contact: treasurer@lpepc.org


Tori Ciraolo

Contact: secretary@lpepc.org

Affiliate Representative

John Hjersman

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

Directors & Committees

Education Director

Chris Houtchens

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

Outreach Director

Judy Darcy

Judy was appointed as Outreach Director of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County in January 2020.
In the past she served as Interim Secretary of the Development Group and was first elected as Secretary in August 2013. She was appointed as Outreach Director in April 2014. She has also served as a member of the  Finance Committee, as Social Media Coordinator, as Volunteer Coordinator, and as a member of the Policy Committee.
Judy Darcy has been a registered Libertarian since 2012. She has been an active leader at the local, and county levels of the party, working on campaigns, citizen initiatives, outreach, and education.

Contact: outreach@lpepc.org

Bylaws Committee Chair

Warren Price

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

Contact: bylaws@lpepc.org

Campaign Committee

Open Position


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.

Newsletter Editor

Jessica (Senia) Peterson

Check out the current newsletter here: lpepc.org/news/newsletter

Contact: newsletter@lpepc.org

Policy Committee Chair

Chris Houtchens

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


Convention Committee

Lance Haverkamp
Lance on KRDO

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.


Fundraising Committee

Open Position

Finance Committee keeps in close contact with the Treasurer and assists as needed.

Volunteer Coordinator

Open Position


IT Committee

Aaron DeVandry,
Lance Haverkamp, Aldo Delgado


Political Issues Liaisons

Manitou Springs Political Issues Liaison

Norman “Paotie” Dawson

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.


Political Issues Liaison

Open Positions across the County

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.

Graphics Design

Amy Lunde

Amy has been an active volunteer for several years with the Libertarian Party of Colorado, Libertarian Party of Arapahoe County, and now with the Libertarian Party of El Paso County.