Justin Cornett


Justin Cornett is the Chairman of the Loudon County Libertarian Party and currently works as a Property & Casualty Insurance Agent with Allstate. In his free time, Justin likes playing basketball, arguing politics, and enjoying nature.

As a former constitutional conservative turned Libertarian, Justin brings a constitutionality into all of his assessments of public policy and believes returning the country to constitutional principals is our best path forward.


Jeremy Stephenson

Vice Chairman

Jeremy Stephenson is the Chairman of the Sevier County Libertarian Party and currently works as a delivery driver for FedEx.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his boys. In order to protect and procure freedoms for his children, Jeremy is passionate about pushing for liberty on all legislative levels. Jeremy's goal is to work to create a principled country so that his children will grow up with a better life than he had.


joshua eakle


Joshua Eakle is the Chairman of the Knox County Libertarian Party and the founder of RECURO.org, an organization created to embolden Tennesseans to mobilize around causes that reinforce constitutionality, fiscal responsibility, and citizen’s rights. In his day job, Joshua works as the Director of Marketing for Worldwide Equipment Corporate. He currently holds an Associates Degree with a focus in Political Science.

Together with his wife, Lauren Eakle, they're pursuing a path of expanding their understanding, spreading truth, and encouraging others to continue the cycle.


Cory King


An East TN native, with an Associate’s degree and over 10 years work experience in an engineering office, Cory King brings a varied skill set to the ETNLP. Filling the role of Secretary, Cory's goals within the ETNLP include growing the party at the local and state level and  supporting future candidates with a Libertarian mindset. Mr. King's current objectives are getting the TN Libertarian Party Ballot Access and supporting the ETNLP leadership as needed. A proponent of the second Amendment, Cory has been actively involved in supporting Pro-2nd Amendment legislation beginning in 2003 with promoting the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban sunset provision. Cory is an active member of the NRA and Oak Ridge Sportsmen's Association. 


John Harkins

Sergeant at arms

As someone who is truly passionate about liberty, John Harkins looks to spread and help others embrace the principles espoused by the Libertarian Party. During the day he serves as a Property and Casualty Agent for the Kurtz Agency, a local agency based in Maryville.  In his free time, he enjoys watching as much sports as possible.  When he is not watching a sporting event he is trying to learn as much as he can about Libertarianism, politics, and the founding of our country. John operates as the Sergeant At Arms for the ETNLP, keeping order and ensuring proper meeting structure is followed.


Lauren Eakle

TNLP Liason

Lauren Eakle is the Mountain Region Coordinator for the Tennessee Libertarian Party and the Director of PR for RECURO.org. In her day job, Lauren Eakle works as the Executive Assistant to the Emerton Group doing marketing and administrative work. She is currently working towards an Associates Degree at Pellissippi State Community College.

In her free time, Lauren loves to cook, play with her dogs, read, and spread libertarian values!


chris silver

anderson county coordinator 

Chris Silver is the Chairman of the Anderson County Libertarian Party and a proud father of two children. With years of experience in management, Chris is a firm believer in personal and economic liberty. Chris' goals are to restore our freedoms and correct our economy with a Constitutionally-limited government. Chris is a ardent supporter of the Second Amendment and the Freedoms of Speech and Religion. He is passionate about the "Seven Generation" principle with hopes of educating and inspiring others along the way.


brandon hughes

knox county Secretary

Brandon works to attract, recruit, and mentor new members to the ETNLP and to support and spread the Libertarian vision. He currently operates as the Knox County Secretary for the ETNLP and a Ballot Access Coordination Advocate. Contributing writer with the Recuro Media Team. Assists on the Tech Team. Also works as a Application Administrator at SAIC. He enjoys advancing libertarian philosophy, community, the virtues of character, and self-governance. Brandon believes in enriching the hearts and minds of those he meets through positive encouragement of their value as individuals and team-members. Blogs at www.hotcrowd.wordpress.com 


Sam Shaw

Sevier County Coordinator

Samuel Shaw came to Libertarianism by taking an odd route. He is 34 year old transplant from Atlanta that found a somber comfort in the smoky mountains of Sevierville, TN. A husband, father, and stepfather he is well versed in seeking liberty from all sides. He believes without a doubt that Libertarianism is the true humanitarian position. With Dave smith in his ears and a Rothbard book in his pocket, he is determined to educate the public on Libertarianism. He has an Associate’s Degree in mass communication and is Vice Chair of the Sevier County Libertarian Party. His main goal is to show progressives and millennials that Libertarianism is the answer for a free and prosperous U.S.A. 

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Joshua Russell is the Chairman of the Hawkins County Libertarian Party and is a consultant in politics, campaign management, and international relations. Over the last ten years, Joshua has worked on campaigns at all levels, represented elected officials and ecclesiastical leaders, and advised heads of state. 

A graduate of King University, Joshua studied theology, political science, and history; and, became a published author in Church History. He is a lifelong student of political philosophy and the British Monarchy.