Bill Bean, Chair of Libertarian Party of Marion County, dies

Pictured above, LPIN Political Director Jared Hall at left, with Bill Bean center, and LPIN Chair Tim Maguire at right at the 2018 LP National Convention. This story will be updated

Bill Bean, the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Marion County, died Monday, December 10, 2018 at the age of 51. Bill became Chair of the LPMC in January 2018 after ascending to the role from Vice-Chair when a vacancy opened. He died peacefully in his sleep with his close family and friends by his bedside at his home in Irvington on Indianapolis’ east side.

Bill’s legacy to the Party extends beyond the boundaries of Marion County. His friendship and amiable demeanor made him one of Indiana’s most respected leaders in Libertarian politics. He was active in support of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and jumped at every opportunity to share the principles of liberty to everyone he met.

Bill is survived by his wife, Dawn Ericksen-Clarke, his two daughters, Erin and Emily, and two step-daughters, Megan & Jackson Clarke.

The Libertarian Party of Marion County is saddened by his death but honored to have been led by him in his short tenure. Donations in Bill’s name can be made to his family or to the Libertarian Party of Marion County.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9 to noon. Services will be held at noon the same day at Flanner Buchanan in Broad Ripple, 1305 Broad Ripple Ave.

Everyone at the LPMC and LPIN will do everything we can to further his name and legacy. He was sharp, honest, steadfast, and most of all, respectful. Bill’s desire to help elect more Libertarians will surely inspire us all for many years.

A small gathering in Bill’s honor will be held with Bill’s family at the Antelope Club on Friday, December 14 in the evening around 6 pm.

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