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To interview elected officials, candidates, or experts on a specific topic, email the Libertarian Party media team.


The Libertarian Party: The Party of Principle

Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party is the third-largest and fastest-growing party in the United States, and the only party that respects people as unique and responsible individuals. Libertarians oppose any government interference into people’s personal, family, and business decisions. Our guiding principle — the nonaggression principle — is that all people should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit, as long as they impose no force or fraud on others.

The Libertarian Party platform illustrates how we would apply that nonaggression principle of “live and let live” to ongoing public policy challenges.


The Libertarian Party: Taking Action

We run candidates for office at all levels of government.

The Libertarian Party runs hundreds of candidates in every election cycle, at every level of public office. In 2020, we ran 607 candidates nationwide. These candidates, from a wide range of local and state positions to the U.S. presidency, each helps to give individual liberty a voice.

Nationwide, there are 229 Libertarians holding elected office: 99 partisan offices, and 130 nonpartisan offices.

Nationwide ballot access: We fight for voters to have a choice besides the two dominant parties.

Ballot access

Ballot access is one of the most critical functions of the national party. Every cycle, the Libertarian Party works hard to get our candidates on as many ballots across the country as we can.

We emerged from 2018 with the highest ballot access that any alternative party has achieved at this stage in the election cycle since 1914. As of Dec. 17, 2018, we had secured ballot access for our 2020 presidential ticket in 33 states and the District of Columbia (view map).

Our goal is for the voters of every state to see the Libertarian presidential and vice-presidential nominees on their ballot in 2020 — and beyond.
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Libertarian Party interview availability

Whitney Bilyeu has served as the current Region 7 Representative to the LNC and is also the current Chair of LPTexas. In addition to serving the Libertarian Party in these leadership capacities, Whitney has run for State Board of Education twice and has run for Texas Senate.

 

 

 


Whitney Bilyeu is available for in-studio interviews in the Houston, TX area.


Tyler Harris has served as Executive Director of the Libertarian Party since March 2021. He has worked in many capacities on staff, starting in the operations center mail room, going on to frontline member services, management of LP Store, and serving as HQ liaison to our highly-successful candidate field team operations. He was an integral member of the team responsible for the planning and execution of the first virtual presidential nominating convention ever held by a 50-state party. Most recently, he held the position of Deputy Director of Operations.

Prior to working for the LP, Tyler was a manager within the US payments division of a multinational FTSE 100 company, a business payments consultant and entrepreneur, and the operations manager of a privately-owned small business.

Tyler worked on his first political campaign as a youth organizer at the age of 16, and in college was a campus organizer and activist. He has since been a volunteer for many candidates and campaigns, both locally and nationally, the founder of a Libertarian Party county affiliate, and an LP county chair.

A California native, Tyler holds a degree in Economics from the University of Arizona. He has resided in Virginia since 2007.

Tyler Harris is available for in-studio interviews in the Washington, D.C., area.


Jeff Hewitt was elected in November 2018 to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in California, following three years as mayor of Calimesa, where he led the charge to replace the city’s expensive contract for state fire protection with its own more responsible and cost-effective fire department. Armed with this Libertarian solution, Hewitt enabled his city to fend off the spiraling pension costs that affect many California communities.

Hewitt’s commitment to financial responsibility in Calimesa prompted the Press-Enterprise to award him a “strong” endorsement, describing him as “the rare sort of politician who can get straight to the point about the problems of county government and speak honestly about what needs to be done.” With nearly 500,000 residents, Hewitt’s supervisorial district has more than twice the population of any state house district in the country, excluding California. He also earned a rare campaign endorsement from Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and the R Street Institute’s Steven Greenhut lauded Hewitt’s accomplishment with the fire department as a “model for the state.”

Hewitt served a total of eight years on the Calimesa city council; he was elected in 2010 following six years on the planning commission there. He has also held leadership positions on the Libertarian National Committee and the LP California executive committee.

Professionally, Hewitt is a small business owner, having run his own swimming pool company for more than 40 years. He has a degree in biology from California State University at San Bernardino.

Jeff Hewitt is available for in-studio interviews in the Los Angeles area.


Ken Moellman was elected vice-chair of the LNC in 2020. He is the owner of NKY Opinions and has been active in politics for about two decades, serving as party leader, campaign consultant, campaign manager, and candidate, and has worked on successful referendums.

Moellman’s core focus is affiliate party growth. He believes it is the key that enables all other goals; membership, broader philosophical adoption and electoral success are all enabled by affiliate party success.

Ken Moellman is available for in-studio interviews in the Louisville, Ky., area.

 


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