Maine State Rep. John Andrews Joins the Libertarian Party



Maine State Representative John Andrews, announced on Monday that he is joining the Libertarian Party.

“I hope that many free thinking and liberty-minded Mainers will join me in taking this step,” Andrews said in his announcement. “Standing together on principle, we can have a positive impact on this state.” 

Andrews is the first Libertarian state representative in Maine and will be one of two Libertarians serving in state houses in the coming term. He will be joined next month by Representative Elect Marshall Burt, who was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in November. 

“The Libertarian Party has long been a home for those who feel pushed out by the increasingly radical and polarized Republican and Democratic parties,” said LNC Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman. “In 2021, the Libertarian Party will be celebrating 50 years of holding fast to the principle that individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.” 

“This year, the Libertarian Party has seen an over 30% increase in membership from those who have lost hope in both old parties,” commented LNC Regional Representative Tucker Coburn, “Anyone who seeks a place where principles are unchanging and where the rights of all the people matter all the time will find a home at the Libertarian Party.” 

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