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RELEASE: Libertarians elect new leadership at annual convention


The Libertarian Party of Kentucky elected new leaders at their annual convention in Maysville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 5th.

Eric Cranley, a Boone County resident, is now serving at the party's State Executive Committee Chairman. Cranley had previously served as the Secretary and Treasurer on the State Executive Committee.

Cranley replaces former state chairman Ken Moellman, who did not seek reelection to a third term.

“Ken has done a great amount of work to make the party what it is today,” said Cranley. “We're grateful for the foundation that he has created.”

“When I became state chairman, I had four main goals. Those goals were met toward the end of last year.” said Moellman. “My focus is changing, but I will certainly remain active in the party.”

Other members newly elected to the State Executive Committee were Louisville-native Gabrielle Trent as Vice Chair, and Kenton County resident Courtney Jung as Secretary.

Louisville-native Dr. Matthew Holder remained as Treasurer, and Mark Gailey of Lexington was re-elected to At-Large Representative. Paul Ard, who had served previously as a second At-Large Representative, will be taking a special assignment for the party in the 6th Congressional District.

Cranley's outlook for the future of the party was positive. “We have a great opportunity to continue to grow and develop the party over the next few years. I look forward to seizing that opportunity to build our strength and influence in promoting liberty.”

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is the official state affiliate for the national Libertarian Party. Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party believes in achieving liberty through economic freedom and social tolerance, and is the nation’s third-largest political party. More information is available at their respective websites: and