Libertarian Party of California Regions

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For much of its history, the Libertarian Party of California was divided into numbered Regions for organizational purposes.

In the early years, the state was subdivided into 20 regions. The geographic areas and their numbers were defined by the state party.

Later, a system was used in which most counties were their own region, and the region number was simply the position of the county name in alphabetical order. However, the bylaws allowed for two or more counties to voluntarily join together into a single region. In such cases, typically the county number of one of the constituent counties was used as the region number. The bylaws also allowed counties to divide themselves into multiple regions. In those cases, region numbers higher than 60 were used. (California has 58 counties.) Under this system, the largest regions elected their own representatives to the state Executive Committee, while the remaining regions participated in a joint election for additional representatives.

Since the early 2000s, counties have been the primary organizational unit, and region numbers are no longer used. (Some county organizations may still have internal subdivisions for their own purposes, but these don't have any separate status for state party purposes.) Counties are no longer represented directly on the state Executive Committee.

California is also divided into two large geographical areas, North and South, for certain purposes. The LPC has a Northern Vice Chair and a Southern Vice Chair based on this partition. (Note: A bylaws change adopted at the 2018 convention replaces this arrangement with one dividing the state into three such areas, each represented on the Executive Committee by an "Area Coordinator", along with a single Vice Chair for the whole state. This configuration will take effect with the Executive Committee elections at the 2019 convention.) Because the term "region" is no longer used to refer to smaller units, these larger parts of the state are now sometimes referred to as "regions", even though they are entirely different in scale and don't have the same organizational features as the regions discussed here.

Region Numbers

Circa 1974

1 Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc, Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Mendocino, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Lake, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer counties
2 Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Marin counties
3 Yolo, Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador, San Joaquin, Calaveras counties
4 San Francisco, San Mateo counties
5 Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito counties
6 Contra Costa, Alameda counties
7 Santa Clara county
8 Alpine, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Tulare counties
9 San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura counties
10 Kern, San Bernardino counties
11 (Los Angeles County) San Fernando Valley, Assembly Districts 41, 42, 57, 62, 64
12 (Los Angeles County) West Los Angeles, Assembly Districts 59, 60, 61, 63
13 (Los Angeles County) San Gabriel Valley, Assembly Districts 45, 47, 49, 54, 58
14 (Los Angeles County) Los Angeles, Assembly Districts 40, 43, 48, 53, 56
15 (Los Angeles County) East Los Angeles, Assembly Districts 50, 51, 52, 66
16 (Los Angeles County) South Bay, Assembly Districts 46, 65, 67, 68
17 (Los Angeles County) Southeast Los Angeles, Assembly Districts 38, 39, 44, 55
18 Orange county
19 Riverside county
20 San Diego, Imperial counties

Circa 1999

01 East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)
Alpine (merged into 09 -- possibly after 1992)
03 Gold Country (Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties)
04 Butte County
Calaveras (merged into 03)
06 Colusa County
Contra Costa (merged into 01)
08 Del Norte County
09 El Dorado / Alpine
10 Fresno County (formerly the Central Valley/Valley Libertarians)
11 Glenn County
12 Humboldt County
13 Imperial County
14 Inyo County
15 Kern County
16 Kings County (split off from 10 in the late 1990s)
17 Lake County (used to include Menocino)
18 Lassen County
Los Angeles County (split into 61 through 68)
20 Madera/Mariposa (split off from 10 in the late 1990s)
21 Marin County
Mariposa (merged into 20 sometime after 1995)
23 Mendocino County
24 Merced County
25 Modoc County
26 Mono County (used to include Inyo)
27 Monterey County
28 Napa County
29 Nevada County
30 Orange County
31 Placer County
32 Plumas County
Riverside County (split into 70 and 71 sometime after 1995)
34 Sacramento County
35 San Benito County
36 San Bernardino County
37 San Diego County
38 San Francisco
39 San Joaquin County
40 San Luis Obispo County
41 San Mateo County
42 Santa Barbara County
43 Santa Clara County
44 Santa Cruz County
45 Shasta County
46 Sierra County
47 Siskiyou County
48 Solano County
49 Sonoma County
50 Stanislaus County
51 Sutter/Yuba
52 Tehama County
53 Trinity County
54 Tulare County (split off from 10 in the late 1990s)
Tuolumne (merged into 03)
56 Ventura County
57 Yolo County
Yuba (merged into 51)
61 San Fernando Valley
62 West Los Angeles
63 Foothills/Pasadena
64 Central Los Angeles
65 Southeast Los Angeles
66 South Bay
67 East San Gabriel Valley
68 Antelope Valley
Mojave (split off from region 36 and reunited circa 1997)
70 West Riverside County
71 East Riverside County

Additional Notes Regarding Earlier Regions

These regions appear to have been far larger and existed as early as 1973. When was the transition to the current system? Is there a listing of these anywhere? County parties appear to have existed separately at this time, which may complicate handling of 1970s information in the current article structure that's based on numbered regions.

Was there a previous numbering system? Was there more than one? Did they simply evolve over time to the current region structure?

Name Known to include Known to exist
Region 5: Coastal Counties Region aka
Central Coast Counties Region
Aptos, Monterrey Bay, Santa Cruz, Watsonville 1973-1977
Region 10 San Bernardino 1980 [1]
Region 11 Mendocino, Ukiah 1979 [2]


  1. The San Bernardino County Sun 26 October 1980 page B-6
  2. Ukiah Daily Journal 04 October 1979 opinion page letter from region vice chair Nancy Slano