Member, Roanoke Valley Libertarians

Brian Gottstein recently took over as media spokesman for libertarian-leaning Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Gottstein is well known downstate, as a hardline libertarian talk show host. Gottstein is a Tea Party activist, but also an active member of the Libertarian Party of Virginia.

Gottstein is the subject of a feature piece at the Roanoke Times website, “Metro columnist Dan Casey: Activist redirects spotlight onto new boss Cuccinelli.” He is described in the piece as having gone from political activism to entering the “boiling political cauldron of state politics” particularly with his controversial new boss and now national media figure Cuccinelli.

From Roanoke.com March 18:

Brian Gottstein is a very busy guy these days.

For the first time ever, the less-government-is-always-better activist and Roanoke political consultant is on the government payroll.

Gottstein, 40, is communications director to Virginia’s lightning rod attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli…

Gottstein also wrote a column for roanoke.com in which he regularly decried the growth of government and government spending and promoted free-market principles. Among the areas government should be out of, according to those columns, is public education.
He recently gave up a Sunday night Libertarian talk show on WFIR 960 and seven other Virginia stations because of his new position.

Gottstein is a member of the Libertarian Party of Virginia. From the Roanoke Valley Libertarians website:

The Libertarian Party had three speakers at the Roanoke Valley Independence Day Tea Party. Jeff Bowles (The Virginia State Central Committee Chairman), Jim Lark (former Libertarian National Committee Chairman & current Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Virginia) and Brian Gottstein (LP member).

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