Who We Are


State Chair: Gideon Oakes

Gideon Oakes, a marketing professional and real estate agent from Keystone.

Mr. Oakes ran unsuccessfully for District 30 state senator in 2018 but secured the highest vote percentage of any Libertarian state senate candidate in a three-way race in the United States during the last election cycle. Mr Oakes was our previous At Large of the LPSD from 2017-2019.

Vice Chair: Greg Baldwin

Greg Baldwin, a certified medical coder from Wakonda, was selected as Vice-Chairman. Mr. Baldwin was a candidate for District 17 state representative in 2018 and also was the previous Secretary of the LPSD from 2017-2019.

Daryl Root, a small-business owner from Clear Lake, will reprise his role as the party’s treasurer. Life-long lover of freedom, self-responsibility, individual thought, and survival techniques. Forty years of voting limited government and recent candidate for District 4 State House of Representatives in 2018

  • Secretary: Ashley Strand
  • Communications Director: Devin Saxon
  • State At-Large: Tara Volesky
  • At Large Member: Garrid Baldwin
  • At Large Member: Kent Wilsey
  • SESD Regional Coordinator: Tracey Quint
  • West River Regional Coordinator: Collin Duprel
  • East River Regional Coordinator: CJ Abernathey

The Libertarian Party is your representative in American politics. It is the only political organization which respects you as a unique and competent individual.

America’s Heritage

Libertarians believe in the American heritage of liberty, enterprise, and personal responsibility. Libertarians recognize the responsibility we all share to preserve this precious heritage for our children and grandchildren.

Free and Independent

Libertarians believe that being free and independent is a great way to live. We want a system which encourages all people to choose what they want from life; that lets them live, love, work, play, and dream their own way.

Caring For People

The Libertarian way is a caring, people-centered approach to politics. We believe each individual is unique. We want a system which respects the individual and encourages us to discover the best within ourselves and develop our full potential.

Principled; Consistent

The Libertarian way is a logically consistent approach to politics based on the moral principle of self-ownership. Each individual has the right to control his or her own body, action, speech, and property. Government’s only role is to help individuals defend themselves from force and fraud.


The Libertarian Party is for all who don’t want to push other people around and don’t want to be pushed around themselves. Live and let live is the Libertarian way.