Category: 2013 Elections

Dec 13 2013

Elected Libertarian councilman campaigned on high city debt

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Thanks to newly-elected Libertarian Erwin Haas, the people in Kentwood, Mich., a suburb of Grand Rapids, now know there’s a huge public debt problem.

Haas won a tightly contested race to unseat incumbent Maurice Groce by 68 votes, for the second ward seat of the city commission. The vote was 1,105 to 1,037. Read more »

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Nov 07 2013

Greens Win Partisan Elections in New London, Connecticut and Snoe Shoe, Pennsylvania

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, 2013, Mirna Lis Martinez, the Green Party nominee and a member of the Green Party, was elected to the New London, Connecticut, School Board. She was cross-endorsed by the Republican Party. See this story. The election was partisan.

On the same day, another Green nominee, Neil B. Haagen, was Read more »

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Nov 07 2013

Virginia Minor Party Legislative Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, 2013, Virginia held elections for all 100 seats in the lower house of the state legislature. Six Libertarians and three nominees of the Independent Green Party ran in those elections. The unofficial percentages for the Libertarians are: 23rd district, Jonathan Parrish, 22.39% in a two-way race; 33rd district, Patrick Hagerty, 3.39% in a Read more »

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Nov 07 2013

Libertarians Win Some Elections, Including Four Partisan Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, Libertarian Party members were elected in these elections:

Brett Bittner was re-elected to the Marietta, Georgia School Board; Walter Reynolds was elected to the Milledgeville, Georgia city council; Erwin Haas was elected to the Kentwood, Michigan city commission; Matt Hoerner was elected to the Read more »

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Nov 06 2013

New Jersey Unofficial Gubernatorial Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

The unofficial New Jersey gubernatorial election results are:

Republican Chris Christie 1,242,116
Democrat Barbara Buono 780,779
Libertarian Ken Kaplan 11,821
Green Steven Welzer 8,045 Read more »

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Nov 06 2013

Green Party Members Win Many Non-Partisan Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, 2013, Green Party members won these non-partisan elections: Anna Trevorrow to the Portland, Maine, School Board; Josh Plourde to the Bangor, Maine, city council; Cam Gordon to the Minneapolis city council; and Brian Cummins to the Cleveland, Ohio, city council. Also, Green Party members won 16 non-partisan local races in Read more »

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Nov 06 2013

Robert Sarvis Showing was Best Gubernatorial Showing for a Minor Party Candidate in the South Since 1970

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, the Libertarian Party nominee for Virginia Governor, Robert Sarvis, polled 6.6% of the vote. This is the best showing for a third party for Governor in a southern state since 1970, when Alabama‚Äôs National Democratic Party polled 14.68% for John Logan Cashin. The Alabama National Democratic Party was a party supported mostly by African Read more »

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Nov 06 2013

Virginia Libertarian for governor vote total shows LP rising

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Robert Sarvis won 6.5 percent of the vote in a hotly contested three-way race for governor of Virginia, easily surpassing the previous high won by a Libertarian for governor (0.8 percent in 2001) in the state.

It was the third-highest vote total for a Libertarian in a governor’s race in the party’s history, in any state. Read more »

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May 22 2013

Libertarian Levi Tappan wins city council election in Page, AZ

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The city council of Page, Ariz., has a new member fighting to cut millions of dollars in spending and decrease taxes, thereby promoting new economic growth. Libertarian Levi Tappan, a lifelong resident of the city, received 816 votes (23.3 percent), the highest vote total among six candidates competing for three open seats. Read more »

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May 01 2013

Three-Party Debate in South Carolina U.S. House Race

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 30, the three candidates on the ballot for U.S. House, South Carolina First District, debated each other. However, the debate was not televised. It was sponsored by the NAACP of Goose Creek, and was held the evening of April 30. No news article have been found that describes the debate, but here is a story saying it would take place. Thanks to Michael for the link. Read more »

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