Jason Osborne, a member of the Free State Project who moved to New Hampshire in 2010, has been the House Majority Leader in NH for the past two and a half years.
I just thought this was a pretty interesting piece of information that I came across the other day that probably most people here didn’t know about. He was mentioned in the news this week because he’s threatening to hold up legislation in New Hampshire if the Senate doesn’t finally start moving its ass on legalizing marijuana, which they’ve been stonewalling for many years now (the House has already voted to legalize multiple times). Apparently Jason has been the House Majority Leader in New Hampshire since November 2020, and he appears to be a pretty effective leader that is well-liked leader by members of his party. He’s a member of the Republican Party of course, and I think he is more of a conservative-leaning libertarian like when it comes to issues of abortion, but still I think this is a notable achievement for libertarians and the Free State Project that not many here probably knew about. Is this is already commonly known in r/Libertarian and does anyone know much about him?
Edit: One of the articles I linked above mentions his involvement with the Free State Project.
But his involvement in New Hampshire politics dates back to the Free State Project, a movement that aimed to recruit 20,000 libertarians to move to New Hampshire to expand freedom and shrink government.
If you browse YouTube, you can find plenty of clips of footage of Osborne from before he joined the legislature, from conversations with libertarian videographer Dave Ridley about why he was providing free beer to attendees of Porcfest, the Free State Project’s annual summer camp out from 2008, or as a recurrent guest on an education-themed podcast called the SchoolSucksProject.
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