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Lawrence K. Samuels served as Northern California Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of California from circa 2004 to 2007. On April 21, 2007, he joined the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee. Samuels is currently the chair of the Libertarian Party of Monterey County.
In 2008, Samuels was co-chair of the Monterey County Libertarians for Peace and was a recipient of the Libertarian Party of California Karl J. Bray Memorial Award for Activism. He was also a writer for California Freedom and the Libertarian Perspective (op-ed series). He co-hosted the Libertarian Monday show on Air America station KRXA and was an elected board member of Access Monterey Peninsula local public TV station.
Carmel Unified School District Board - 2022
Samuels ran for a position on the board of the Carmel Unified School District in the November 2022 election, but came in fourth in a four-way race for two positions with 1999 votes (10.98%).
Campaign summary from "The Beacon", September 2022:
"Education Not Indoctrination!" I promise to work at keeping politics out of the school system. This will be a difficult task. Most educational institutions are owned and administrated by governmental agencies that often disdain independent and critical thinking students.
Moreover, many educational bureaucrats are loyal to the dictates of labor unions rather than to parents, who foot the bill.
I will try to keep an eye on educators who want children to follow a particular political narrative that promotes victimhood, dependency, anti-liberal values, and an entitlement mentality, which can lead to the detriment of quality education.