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Kathleen Wikstrom

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Kathleen Wikstrom (formerly Nelson) was the executive editor of Ballotpedia in 2008.

Kathleen was president of the libertarian-oriented bookstore, Laissez Faire Books, from 2005 to 2007, as a division of the Center for Libertarian Thought. For 12 years, she served as managing editor/designer/layout artist for the Laissez Faire Books Booklist & Review, before taking over full operation of LFB and relocated it to Little Rock, Arkansas, in early 2003. CLT ceased operation of Laissez Faire Books in November 2007, transferring it to the International Society of Individual Liberty.[1]

Kathleen has also operated FreeStyle Publications (timed out), a desktop publishing and editing business, since 1982. One of her earliest clients was Libertarian Party News. She also served on the Libertarian Party Platform Committee several times, but she has not been involved in the party since the early 1990s.

Kathleen has been involved with her brother, citizen-democracy activist Paul Jacob, in miscellaneous political activities for many years.

Kathleen is the mother of three grown children, all of whom were homeschooled until college. While they were growing up, Kathleen was very active in the homeschooling community. She operated a children's theatre group for the homeschoolers for more than ten years, directing and producing more than 25 productions.