LP Monday Message: Candidates and elected Libertarians

April 11, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Since the beginning of March, we’ve had eight Libertarians elected or re-elected to office.

Two of the most prominent winners were Andrew Gray, who was just elected to the city council of Topeka, Kansas, and Doug Burlison, who was just re-elected to the city council of Springfield, Missouri.

See our entire list here. If you know of a Libertarian serving in elected office who is not listed, please let us know.

Most of the people on that list were Libertarians before they ran for office, but sometimes people already elected to office are willing to join the Libertarian Party. If you know of an elected official who might be willing to join the Libertarian Party, please forward this message to the official and ask him or her to contact me.

While most states have partisan races in even-numbered years, at least five states have major partisan races in 2011: Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia. If you are in one of those states, I especially hope you’ll consider running for office. (Of course, I also want to see Libertarians running for partisan and nonpartisan offices everywhere.)

Visit this page to sign up.

Our current list of candidates for 2011 is here.

Libertarians who get elected to local offices are able to implement libertarian policies directly. We also want candidates running for offices that may not be feasible to win now, to challenge the big-government policies of the Republicans and Democrats and to promote liberty. Running for office amplifies your voice a thousandfold.


Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

P.S. If you have not already done so, please join the Libertarian Party. We are the only political party dedicated to free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can also renew your membership. Or, you can make a contribution separate from membership.