Portland, ME, January 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Today, James Oaksun, president of Virtual Galt Corporation, announced his candidacy for treasurer of the Libertarian National Committee.
“Our party faces an existential crisis,” Oaksun said. “On a real inflation adjusted basis, fundraising has dropped by more than 70 percent this past decade. That’s a disaster. We need change and change now.”
Oaksun, who is also chair of Liberty For Maine, a Portland, Maine-based freedom and liberty advocacy organization, laid out two priorities for the committee. First, he will prepare a zero-based budget for the party to use in establishing immediate needs. In addition, he advocates development of a longer-term vision for the party to encourage new and increased membership participation and fundraising.
“We have to start from zero,” Oaksun said. “Nobody’s going to give money to fund overhead and not see tangible results. We need the biggest bang for the buck, today. We’re not getting that right now. That must change.
“In addition,” Oaksun continued, “we’ve got to develop a compelling vision for what we want to accomplish. And then, put a price tag on it and figure out how to raise the money. Our partners want to be sure their money is being used well. That hasn’t been happening for a long time. That must change, too. I’m ready to do my fair share as treasurer and bring as many people along with the new vision as we can.”
Oaksun is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, and earned an MBA from Cornell University. Prior to founding Virtual Galt, he spent more than 20 years in financial and actuarial positions with New York Stock Exchange-listed companies. He was a Maine delegate to the 2008 Libertarian National Convention.
A full text of Oaksun’s announcement statement is available at http://bit.ly/oaksun4treasurer.
Based in Portland, Maine, Virtual Galt Corporation is a financial consultancy dedicated to meeting the needs of midlife professionals.