Joe Dehn

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Joe Dehn
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Libertarian National Committee
Predecessor: Dean Ahmad
Successor: John Famularo
Personal Details
Residence: California
Party: Libertarian Party
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Joe Dehn (Joseph W. Dehn III) was a member of the Libertarian National Committee from 1987 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2004, and served as national Secretary from 1989 to 1993.

He also served as Secretary for the state affiliate in Oregon, as a county chair in Oregon (Lane County), Colorado (Jefferson County), and California (Santa Clara County), and as database coordinator for the California affiliate. He served as editor of the state newsletter in Colorado and of county newsletters in Oregon and California.

He ran for State Representative in Connecticut (1984) and for U.S. Representative in California (1996, 1998, 2000, 2020).

He initiated the LP's formal presence on the Internet, registering the domain LP.ORG in 1994. He was the first webmaster for the national LP web site and for the Libertarian Party of California's site. He was also webmaster for the LP's first presidential campaign web site (Harry Browne, 1996).

He was an active participant in the LNC Strategic Planning Team (2001).

He is currently Chair of the LP of Santa Clara County, a member of the national LP's Historical Preservation Committee and chair of the Libertarian Party of California's HPC.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian National Committee
  • Secretary (1989-1993)
  • Regional Representative (1987-1989; 1996-2004)
Libertarian Party of California
  • Judicial Committee Chair (2018-2020)
  • Historical Committee Chair (2019-present)
Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County (California)
  • Chair (2015-2018, 2019-present)
  • Vice Chair (2001-2002)
  • Secretary (2002-2004)
  • Newsletter Chair (2014-2015)
  • Judicial Committee (2018-2019), Chair (2019)
Libertarian Party of Oregon
  • Secretary (circa 1986-1987)
Libertarian Party of Lane County (Oregon)
  • Chair (circa 1986-1989)