Category: Libertarian Party

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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Dec 11 2013

Latest federal budget deal screams, ‘Vote Libertarian’

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

President Barack Obama and the Democrats and Republicans in Congress, reeling from low voter-approval ratings, are anxious to cut a budget deal that takes the heat off of both parties yet keeps their special interest masters content.

“While people are busy preparing for the holidays, now’s a great time, they figure, to jam more government overspending Read more »

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Dec 05 2013

Libertarian Party Chair Neale forges ties with European counterparts

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Libertarian Party Chair Geoffrey Neale made an historic trip in November to forge ties with emerging Libertarian Parties in Europe and Russia.

Neale addressed audiences in Madrid and Moscow, well-attended by Libertarian leaders within each country as well as by representatives from the U.K., Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. Read more »

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Nov 26 2013

Libertarian and former lawmaker Charles Earl running for Ohio governor aims to reduce personal, business taxes to ‘zero’

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Charles Earl, a former Republican representative in the Ohio General Assembly who switched his party affiliation to Libertarian in 2010, is running for governor in Ohio in 2014 to advance personal freedom and constitutional government.

Earl told the Sandusky Register, “We aim to reduce business and corporate taxes to ‘zero.’ Therefore, no large corporate 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

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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