MEET OUR STATE CHAIRMAN
Tom was born on the fourth of July and has been a lover of liberty ever since. He is an 8th generation Tennessean and currently lives with an addlepated Sheltie on a 13 acre farm in Jackson county. Tom is a philosopher, poet, political hack, farmer and highway contractor.
Tom became involved with the Libertarian Party in 2012. He is currently working toward free and fair ballot access for everyone. He hopes to have Libertarians on the ballot across Tennessee in the next two years.
Tom has a heart for young people. He is focused on mentoring the future leaders of the party to redirect the current course of government. His goal: that we could live free from as many governmental constraints as possible.
Tom’s favorite quote on liberty is from Walt Whitman’s Caution:
“Resist much, obey little;
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved;
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth,
ever afterward resumes its Liberty.”
MEET OUR STATE VICE-CHAIRMAN
Cole Ebel is the Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Tennessee. He was elected to the serve in the March 2017 State Convention. Cole realized his political ideology with the Libertarian Party due to the 2013 government shutdown when he saw politicians using military service members as political pawns to push forward their own agenda’s. He resolved to fight the duopoly and its deliberate incursions on both constitutional and human rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Cole is from Tennessee and at the age of 17 joined the United States Army as a journalist. He witnessed many major political shifts while served eight years and a tour in Iraq. After he was honorably discharged in 2010, he pursued several ventures in photography, journalism, farming, brewing and pharmaceuticals.
Cole worked tirelessly with dozens of other Libertarians across the State of Tennessee to enact common goals of bringing a louder voice of Liberty to the State government. He has focused on advancing a voluntary team effort towards gaining ballot access and growing the ideas of freedom from the local level up. Cole is currently working with the other State Officers and Regional Chairs towards enacting Libertarian Principles inside the Libertarian Party, gaining ballot access in the state and growing the party by leaps and bounds.
Cole resides in Carthage, Tennessee with his wife Erika and his three children. He currently owns a tavern, dedicated to spreading the ideals of Liberty throughout his local community.
MEET OUR STATE SECRETARY
Dave is a lifelong resident of Tullahoma Tennessee in Coffee County. Dave Jones got involved in politics at a young age and voted in his first presidential election less than a month after turning 18 years old. After becoming disgusted by the political duopoly Dave wandered the political wilderness in search of something better and in 2016 saw the shining beacon of liberty and joined the Libertarian Party.
Dave has a passion helping small businesses and is a consultant for suppliers in the growing automotive industry. Dave has been an actor, a roller derby announcer, and comedian in his spare time and loves to make people laugh.
MEET OUR STATE TREASURER
David lives in Memphis and has spent the majority of his life in the greater Memphis area. He was a member of the Tennessee Air National Guard and is an Iraqi war veteran (OIF/OND). He is currently the Assistant Chief of Operations at the 164th AW Fire Department in Memphis.
David has been a Libertarian since 2002, but has only been active in the state party since 2015. He has vowed to step up in whatever capacity is needed to ensure state and national party growth, and is determined to help the other officers create recognized party validity within the State of Tennessee. In his free time, he is a reader and a musician.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.
The Treasury address is:
1519 Union Ave PMB 153
MEMPHIS, TN 38104