Mark Hinkle – Libertarian Bio
Mark Hinkle – born January 28, 1951, in San Francisco
Married: Linda Hinkle w/ son Logan
Home: 17545 Chesbro Lake Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Email: email@example.com, tel: 408-779-7922
Voted for John Hospers in 1972 and every LP presidential candidate since then.
Lifetime member of both LPC and LNC with Ed Crane signing my National LP membership card
8 times candidate for partisan and non-partisan offices
Twice winner of the Sons of Liberty award for most principled campaign
National LP Thomas Jefferson award winner 2022
Campaign Manager for first LPC candidate on the ballot in 1980 (Bill White for State Senate)
6-year LPC Chair, elected to 2 one-year terms and 2 two-year terms
2 years as LPC Northern Vice Chair
2 years as Santa Clara LP Chair
5 years as Santa Clara LP Vice Chair
As LPC Chair 1997-2001 tripled LPC membership to over 6,000 dues paying members (UMP)
Raised funds to hire fulltime Executive Director
Raised funds to open fulltime office in Southern California
Hired fund raiser for monthly fund-raising letters
Hired newsletter editor for monthly printed newsletter
25+ years on LPC ExCom
13+ years on LNC NatCom
LNC Chair 2010-2012
Former Platform Committee member for both LPC and LNC
Former Chair of LPC Judicial Committee
Served on LNC/LPC Bylaws Committees
President of Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association – 10 years
Written over 120 ballot arguments against tax increases in 4 counties
Liaison between LPC and American Muslim Alliance resulting in a resolution being passed through both housed of the CA Legislature condemning the un-Constitutional parts of the USA Patriot Act
Founder and Director of Development IALP (International Alliance of Libertarian Parties)
Lifetime member of Libertarian International
Spent 30 years in the Hi-Tech world (IBM, Hitachi Data Systems, Sun Microsystems) and now 20 years as a small business owner: Life Saver pool fence of San Jose
LPC Cal Expo State Fair Project Manager 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022
Toine Manders (1969), a Dutch lawyer, entrepreneur and anti-politician, has built a reputation in the field of tax planning, estate planning, asset protection, trust services and formation and management of companies and trusts for entrepreneurs and consultants as the director of trust firm HJC, which formed about 7000 corporate entities in total. Between 1984 and 1996, HJC advised about 6,000 clients on how to avoid the military draft. One of the major breakthroughs in his work was the Inspire Art decision, in which the European Court of Justice ruled that every entrepreneur in the EU has the freedom to form a company in another member state, and therefore may choose the member state with the most business friendly company law, even if all activities are in his home country.
Toine Manders was the leader of the Libertarian Party of The Netherlands (LPNL) from 1994 to 2016. He was the top candidate on the list of LPNL for the Dutch national elections in 1994 and 2012. Since 2017, he serves as vice chairman of the International Alliance of Libertarian Parties (IALP).
Manders was interviewed by hundreds of national TV and radio stations, newspapers, magazines and journals. He has been invited to (nationally broadcasted) debates with professors, members of parliament, and other politicians. He spoke at hundreds of seminars for entrepreneurs and their advisors. In 2017, Manders testified before the Dutch Parliamentary Questioning Committee Tax Schemes. His clear and well-represented counter arguments against the system of taxation have been a hit on social media. Several videos with subtitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish and other languages have gone viral and have been watched millions of times.
Benno Pieters (1956)
Benno Pieters (1956) serves as a Board Member for Foreign Relations and Media and Public Relations of the Dutch Libertarian Party (LP), and combines this role as a member of the board of the International Alliance of Libertarian Parties (IALP). An ardent libertarian and accomplished entrepreneur, Benno brings his expertise in economics, political science, and business leadership to the board.
Benno’s professional journey spans over two decades with American IT multinationals, after which he embraced entrepreneurship in 2001. He ventured into business consulting, specialising in sales and marketing. This career transition also marked his philosophical shift towards libertarianism, inspired significantly by the works of Milton Friedman.
In his entrepreneurial endeavours, Benno keenly experienced how taxation can significantly hamper a company’s liquidity, reinforcing his belief in the principle of limited governmental interference in economic matters. While initially a supporter of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) in the Netherlands, growing disagreements led him to the Libertarian Party, where he quickly became an active and contributing member.
He is currently active as the owner and director of HR Branding, a Dutch Business Branding consultancy, and is co-founder of ShoBen AI Warriors, a startup in AI Business Process Transformations.
As the Board Member for Foreign Relations and Media and Public Relations of the Dutch LP, Benno uses his talents to enhance the party’s influence and reputation, both domestically and internationally. With a vision of a libertarian Europe characterised by sovereign states and healthy finances, he works tirelessly to collaborate with fellow European libertarians to transform this dream into reality.
Now, as part of the IALP board, Benno is eager to use his expertise to advance the IALP’s mission of promoting libertarian principles worldwide. His passion for publicity and libertarian advocacy in Europe, combined with his comprehensive understanding of libertarian philosophies and business insights, offer a valuable perspective to the board.
Ethics Committee at Partido Liberal Libertario (Argentina) (2009-12)
Foreign relations Secretary at Partido Liberal Libertario (Argentina) (PLL) (2013-14)
Signed reciprocity agreement between PLL (Partido Liberal Libertario – Argentina) and P-Lib (Spain) July 2013
Contributor at Instituto Mises Hispano (2012-2017)
Community Manager and Executive Secretary at Instituto Amagi para la Libertad(2015-)