Libertarian Party of Kansas: Fourth District Convention to chose a candidate for the Special Election

The Libertarian Party of Kansas will hold its special convention on Saturday February 11 at the Wichita Public Library

3447 S Meridian Ave, Wichita Kansas 67217


REASON: to elect a Libertarian candidate for the April 11 Special Election in the Fourth Congressional District to replace Representative Mike Pompeo

PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL LIBERTARIANS you know that live in the 4th Congressional District

ONLY FOURTH DISTRICT voters registered as LIBERTARIANS can take part in OUR special election.

Kansas’ 4th Congressional District is located in southern Kansas and includes Barber, Butler, Chautauqua, Comanche, Cowley, Edwards, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Sedgwick, Stafford, and Sumner counties as well as a portion of Pawnee County.


We will hold our special convention Saturday February 11 at 3 PM.

Doors will open at 2:30 to credential voters.

The plan is to have each candidate give an opening statement, then take questions from the attendee’s for the rest of the hour maximum.

At 4 PM we will start the voting.

The voting will be done on paper and will also include the normal libertarian candidate line of : None of the Above : as a choice.


If you know of ANY other Libertarian That would like to be our candidate – please email our Chair – Rob Hodgkinson at or text him at 913.980.9269


Announced candidates at this time:

Gorden J. Bakken

John Kostner

Chris Rockhold

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7 thoughts on “Libertarian Party of Kansas: Fourth District Convention to chose a candidate for the Special Election

  1. Richard Winger

    This candidacy is only possible because the Kansas legislature passed a bill earlier this month, saying qualified convention parties CAN participate in special US House elections. Until that bill passed, the law said only parties that qualify for a primary (i.e., Dems and Reps) can nominate anyone in a special US House election. The bill might not have passed if the Kansas LP hadn’t done a good job of showing the Sec of State that the status quo would not stand up to a lawsuit.

  2. D. Frank Robinson

    I have often wondered why incumbents holding office under election laws that were later deemed unconstitutional for any reason should not be disqualified from continuing in office; and special elections called to elected a replacement office holder under the new laws. There must be some legal jargon for such a concept, but I don’t know it. Perhaps “Fruit of a tainted tree”?

  3. Just Some Random Guy

    Is this a district that is conceivably winnable or is the Libertarian candidate there to try to get a little extra exposure for the party?

  4. Just Some Random Guy

    I wasn’t trying to be critical of people who run for offices they have almost no hope of winning. I was trying to figure out the likelihood of victory in this race, which is a factor in whether I might be interested in donating some money to the candidate’s campaign. There’s a lot of third party candidates out there and I would prefer to give the limited amount I have for donations to the ones that would have a shot at getting elected (or re-elected).

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