I'm sending this message to a number of people with
whom I've had contact about electoral system reform
and the Libertarian Party.
I'm sure that some of you have heard this news already,
but I'm saddened to report that Bruce Baechler died on
Saturday in an auto accident in Ohio, where he was
working on an LP campaign. He was 49.
Bruce was a real pleasure to know, and a fascinating,
thoughtful individual. Two of his major passions were
proportional representation and the Libertarian Party. He
pushed hard for the LP to put proportional representation
in its platform and to make it a part of LP activists' agenda.
One way I'd like to honor him in the coming years is to make
sure we succeed in that effort within the LP at its 2002
- Rob Richie, Center for Voting and Democracy