Posts tagged: Virginia

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 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’s 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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Apr 26 2013

Libertarians Nominate Rob Sarvis for Governor of Virginia

Source: Uncovered Politics (via Libertarian Party)

The Libertarian Party of Virginia nominated Robert C. Sarvis for governor in a special state convention held Sunday afternoon in Waynesboro.

Though not quite a household name, the little-known Libertarian is an impressive candidate by almost any measure.

Raised in Northern Virginia, the 36-year-old Sarvis graduated from nationally-renowned Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Has Some Regrets that he Didn’t Run as an Independent for Governor This Year

Source: Ballot Access News

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, who was elected as a Republican in 2009, and who seriously considered running for Governor as an independent this year, now has some feelings of regret that he didn’t run as an independent this year. See this story. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

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Apr 21 2013

Virginia Libertarian Party Nominates Rob Sarvis for Governor

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 21, the Virginia Libertarian Party held a nominating convention and chose Rob Sarvis for Governor. He already has about 4,000 signatures but needs 10,000 valid by mid-June.

If he gets on the ballot, he will be only the second Libertarian ever on the Virginia ballot for Governor. The first was Bill Redpath, in 2001. Read more »

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Apr 12 2013

Constitution Party Candidate Joshua Ball Announces Run For Virginia House of Delegates

Source: Independent Political Report

On April 11th, at approximately noon at the Bedford County Administration Building, local pastor Joshua Ball announced his candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 19th district as the Constitution Party candidate. The incumbent is independent Delegate Lacey Putney. At the announcement, Constitution Party of Virginia Vice-Chairman and Robby Wells for President 2016 co-campaign manager Aaron Lyles Read more »

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Mar 27 2013

Libertarian Party of Virginia Supports Marriage Equality: Urges the U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn both DOMA and CA Prop 8

Source: Libertarian Party of Virginia

(FAIRFAX) – The Libertarian Party of Virginia (LPVA) strongly supports marriage equality.

National LP platform (1.3 Personal Relationships):

Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government’s treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child Read more »

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Mar 27 2013

Virginia Libertarians May Nominate a Candidate for Governor

Source: Ballot Access News

Robert C. Sarvis, a Virginia Libertarian, hopes to become the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Governor this year. Of course, he will need 10,000 valid signatures by mid-June, and he has not yet received the party’s nomination. The Virginia Libertarian Party has only once before had a gubernatorial candidate, in the 2001 election. The only other minor party that has had a gubernatorial nominee on the Virginia ballot in Read more »

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Mar 21 2013

Fourth Circuit Holds Oral Argument in Virginia Case on Residency Requirements for Petitioners

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th circuit, heard arguments in Libertarian Party of Virginia v State Board of Elections. Here is a news story about the hearing. The issue is Virginia’s ban on out-of-state circulators. The U.S. District Court had struck it down last year, and the state then appealed.

The three judges on the 4th circuit panel are Robert B. King (a Clinton appointee), Read more »

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