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.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarians call for permanent government shutdown

WASHINGTON - As elected officials put on a dog-and-pony media show about a temporary shutdown of small parts of the federal government, the Libertarian Party calls for a permanent shutdown of most of the federal government.

Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict said, "Just think how a permanent government shutdown would allow so many Americans to regain the blessings of liberty.

Libertarians elected on April 5

Five Libertarian candidates were elected in nonpartisan municipal elections on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

In Kansas, Andrew Gray was elected to the Topeka City Council, District 8 with 62.5% of the vote, defeating the incumbent. Topeka is the fourth-largest city in Kansas.

In Illinois, three Libertarians were elected:

Steve Hellin was elected to the O'Fallon District 90 School Board. Seven candidates ran for three seats, and Hellin placed third.

J.D. Horton

Grayville Mayor,

Election Date: April 7, 2011

Location

IL

Brian Sasso

Lincoln-Way High School Board,

Election Date: April 7, 2011

Location

IL

Event

Libertarian Party of Rhode Island 2011 State Convention

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 2:00pm
End date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 4:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Eastern

Where:

Warwick Public Library
Warwick, RI 02889

Description:

Ken Moellman

State Treasurer,

Election Date: April 6, 2011

Location

KY

Libertarian Andrew Gray elected to Topeka City Council

Andrew Gray was elected to the city council of Topeka, Kansas on April 5. Gray is the State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Kansas.

Read the article in the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Gray beat the incumbent councilman, despite being outspent in the campaign.

Gray ran for Kansas Governor last November, and received 2.7% of the vote. (That was the third-highest percentage among the 20 Libertarians who ran for governor last November.)

Military Tribunals Are an Affront to Our Constitution

R. Lee Wrights posted the following article at http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=5752 this morning:

On the day he quietly and subtly begin his re-election campaign, President Obama again demonstrated that he has no intention of upholding the oath he took to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The president had his attorney general announce that he has reversed his decision to try accused terrorists in federal court, and instead, will subject them to judgment by military tribunals.

Event

Libertarian Party of Ohio Presents: The Rally for the Constitution

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 12:00pm
End date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 5:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Eastern

Where:

The Green in Canfield
Canfield, OH 44406-1112

Description:

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