Libertarian candidates to appear on panel at Texas Tribune Festival

Mark Tippetts standing at microphone, speaking and smiling, fists raised, wearing suit and tie (black & white photo)

Mark Tippetts, the 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor of Texas

Three notable Libertarian candidates will be speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Sept. 28.

The Texas Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Mark Tippetts, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana, Lucy Brenton, and Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark, who is running for mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, will be participating in a panel discussion entitled “Spoiler Alert,” sharing Libertarian solutions and debunking the misconception that the Libertarian Party does little more than disrupt the old guard’s bipartisan elections.

The panel will be moderated by author Matt Welch, editor at large of Reason magazine, and will run from 8:30 to 9:30 on Friday morning at Capitol Factory’s Voltron Space, 701 Brazos Street (at East 7th Street) in Austin. (View map here.)

The festival is hosted annually by the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit media organization boasting the country’s largest statehouse news bureau, and is expected to draw more than 300 people from politics and journalism.
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Learn more about these Libertarian panelists at their campaign websites:

Nationwide, approximately 800 Libertarians are running for office this fall, to give voters more choice than is offered within the fallacious left–right dichotomy. Learn more about these candidates at