Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Libertarian Party of PA has candidates in 2010

At the Libertarian Party Convention on March 27, 2010, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) approved the following statewide candidates to run in the 2010 election:

All of Pennsylvania:

Marakay Rogers, Governor, Attorney from York, York County

Douglas M. Jamison, U.S. Senate, Engineer from Nottingham Township, Washington County

While most Libertarian Party district candidates are nominated at the county level and the nomination process has not been completed, the following candidates have been confirmed:

U.S. Congress:

Bill Beeman, 3rd District

Eric Wisener, 8th District

Demo Agoris, 12th District (Western PA)

Scott Pigeon, 18th District (Western PA)

Senator in the General Assembly:

Betsy Summers, 14th District

Representative in the General Assembly:

Michael J. Robertson, 63rd District

Erik Viker, 85th District

Brian Bergman, 119th District

Tim Mullen, 120th District

Commenting on the election:
Candidate for Governor Marakay Rogers said, "Pennsylvanians are angry, and they're not going to take it any more. For many people, the legislature's hijacking of the state budget for half a year was the last straw. They want an alternative to what's been happening in Harrisburg, and that's what the Libertarian Party is offering them."

United States Senate nominee Douglas Jamison observed "James Madison said 'The powers delegated … to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.' Liberty was founded in this state, and I plan to begin restoring the people’s liberties by adhering to the constitution as their Senator."

LPPA Election Committee Chair Susan Haythornthwaite noted "In order for Libertarian Party candidates to appear on the November ballot, Pennsylvania election law requires that Libertarian statewide candidates obtain about ten times the number of signatures on nomination papers from registered voters in Pennsylvania than Democratic or Republican candidates need for their publicly funded nomination. I encourage citizens to support democracy in Pennsylvania and America by signing nomination petitions for Libertarian Party candidates who are willing and able to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania."

The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in Pennsylvania and the United States. More than 200,000 people across the country are registered Libertarians, and Libertarians serve in hundreds of elected offices. Please visit www.lp.org or www.lppa.org for more information.

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