You can view the entire cover letter and resume in PDF format by clicking here.
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Wes Benedict’s Letter to Bill Redpath:
Dear Chair Redpath:
In order to make it better, I would like to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party. Please find my attached resume.
I believe my proven experience with strong results working as a volunteer and paid staff for the Libertarian Party makes me an excellent candidate. I’ve routinely been able to motivate Libertarians in Texas by bragging about what we’ve already accomplished. Nationwide, I think the Libertarian Party has been suffering from a credibility crisis with too much bragging about what’s going to happen, only to be followed up with excuse after excuse for failures.
I have dual master’s degrees in business and engineering, have bought, run and sold my own company, and have consulted all across America and internationally for businesses people have actually heard of.
I have thick skin, thrive on attacks from opponents, and don’t care what the press or blogs are saying about me. In fact, I love the smell of flame wars in the morning!
Nevertheless, partly due to my strong leadership and competent management, you’ll find the infighting in Texas is remarkably low and we have fun. I believe the LNC would be calmer with me on board as well.
When I took over as CEO of a business in 2000, most of the workers stayed on. Eventually I had to chase off a few who were either stealing or deliberately sabotaging their coworkers. But in general, my role was to find solutions to chronic problems which boosted our imperfect employees’ productivity.
Although as Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Texas I spend most of my time on politics and assisting candidates, I’m responsible for fundraising and we’re breaking records.
As the National LP Executive Director, I see my immediate priority to be fundraising and membership growth, something I love working on.
I require a starting salary of $85,000 per year plus health insurance and up to $5,000 in relocation expenses. I prefer to start January 1, 2009, but may be available earlier.