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Dr. Michael Pakko is currently Chair of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Now in his third term as Chair, he previously served for two years as Treasurer and for three years as the Second District Representative to the LPAR Executive Committee. Before moving to Arkansas in 2009, Dr. Pakko was active in the Libertarian Party of Missouri, including two terms as a member of the party's Executive Committee and serving for a time as Chair of the St. Louis County Libertarian Party.
Christopher Olson is an Arkansas native. He has earned bachelor degrees in history, political science, and education from the University of Central Arkansas, and has been interested in politics from a very young age. A member of the Libertarian Party since 1995, Olson has ran for office several times, most notably as the first Libertarian nominee for Lt. Governor of Arkansas in 2014. . Though born and raised in central Arkansas, he now resides in Fulton County with his wife, Letitia, and their three children. He is in his third term as Vice Chair and also serves as chair of the party's Elections Committee..
Stephen Wait was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in Business Administration. He has been a member of the LPAR since 2013, and has served as Treasurer since 2015.
Caleb BryanSecond District Representative
Caleb lives in Mayflower and is currently serving in his second term as Chair of the Faulkner County Libertarian Party affiliate. Caleb has been a member of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas since 2019 and has a passion for liberty and the State of Arkansas and uses his talents to serve the liberty movement with an emphasis on local community involvement.
Miranda CorwinThird District Representative
A native of Northwest Arkansas, Miranda currently lives and works in Benton County. She graduated from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas in 2017 with a Masters Degree in Information Systems. Other educational experience includes a Masters in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Miranda has recently volunteered with Phi Mu Fraternity, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and assisted in the effort to save the Girl Scout Camp Noark in Huntsville. She is looking forward to growing LPAR membership and increasing opportunities for involvement in District Three as well as the whole state.
John MoretonFourth District Representative
John is a life-long resident of Sebastian County and the oldest of 17 children. A graduate of Mansfield High School and the University of Arkansas, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering, I’ve worked 35 years as an engineer and 6 years as a high school Chemistry Teacher. Currently I’m working as Senior Design Engineer for Pruitt Tool in Fort Smith.
John has been married for 44 years with his wife Pamela. He has many hobbies but mostly enjoys fishing, motorcycle adventure riding, and reading about philosophy and science. His interest in philosophy is what led John to join the Libertarian Party, officially a member since 2001. His personal philosophy is that freedom is more than an end to itself. It is the condition that provides value, meaning, and purpose to our lives.
Linnea GabbardAt-Large Representative
A nomad who has found her place in various states, Linnea now resides in her permanent homestead in Faulkner County. With a feverish passion for activism, she has spent many years on many projects determining how best to use her efforts toward the fight for liberty. Upon finding the Libertarian Party of Arkansas in 2019, she has been able to supply energy and aid toward party members and goals. She enjoys helping people where they fit into the LPAR, brainstorming improvements, and populating the liberty movement in any way possible.
When not working on liberty projects, Linnea works full time in the high stress environment of veterinary, where she finds her purpose in both helping and enriching animal/human communication. As a second career, she is a published artist of many mediums and styles.
She enjoys relaxing with her own pets and loved ones, reading, traveling, shooting, motorcycling, playing music, acting, mountain climbing, and overall enjoying life.