Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wanted: A replacement for Don Walko

Here is the call.

Because of Don Walko's election to the bench, he'll be departing the role in the Pennsylvania State House. Hence, there is an opening and a couple campaigns to come.

The first campaign brings the race for the various party nominations. Then the next step is the move to get votes from the citizens in the district.

A special election is expected. Special elections are held to fill the open seat for the remainder of the term. Special are without the ordinary primary vote in the spring and general election in the fall. Special elections can be held on their own day so that the polls open just for the voters of that district, such as in Feburary or March 2010. Or, the special election might be delayed until the primary election day. The winner of the special electino would get to be the state rep for six months or so. Next year, 2010, bring regular elections for all the PA State Reps as well. So, regardless of the special election, in the spring primary, there will be a campaign opportunity for that seat among the old party candidates (Ds and Rs).

If a candidate wants to run in the special election, have the frame of mind to run for the general election as well.

This is the time to do the search for candidates.

Libertarians wanted.

We'd rather have a "paper candidate" than no candidate at all. But in the best case, we'd get a candidate that worked throughout the campagns and shared his or her values of liberty, while building a crew of like minded helpers.

Consider it for yourself.

Consider it for others and twist the arm of those who would make great state reps to run. Tell them that you'll help.

Consider hosting an event that brings together the community with either one or multiple candidates so that the ideas and discussion can unfold.

Consider blabbing about candidates, campaigns, and issues in this and other blogs. So, tell me, who is running? Who should run and be recruited?

1 comment:

McKarnin said...

I know this is somewhat off topic but I want to get the word out that the "For Liberty" Documentary is going to be at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont on Monday, 11/16 @7pm.

"For Liberty...follows this [Ron Paul's] historic campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists, and showcases the unique, often bizarre, yet groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology."

Here is a link to the event poster with full information: http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3394/forlibertyfaded4.jpg