Tag Archives: city council

With city’s first ranked choice election coming up, St. Paul’s Greens endorse 3 candidates, work for more

From the Twin Cities Daily Planet (read the full thing here, there is a lot more information in the article itself):

The Green Party of St. Paul began a new effort to recruit candidates for upcoming 2011 local elections June 16, as candidates and around 40 supporters gathered to launch the effort dubbed Green St.

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Ohio: LP Member Appointed to Perrysburg City Council

From an email to IPR by LPOH chairman Kevin Knedler:

May 17, 2011 — The Libertarian Party of Ohio is pleased to announce that LP member Todd Grayson has been appointed to the city council of Perrysburg, OH (in NW Ohio, near Toledo).  He will be sworn in on Tuesday, May 31.… Read more ...

Some information on Alan Page’s Green campaign for the April 26th DC special election

At the request of a commenter, here is a bit of information about what appears to be an energetic and exciting Green campaign in the nation’s capital.  The candidate is Alan Page, an attorney, single father, community activist, and journalist, among other things, who is running for an at-large seat on the District’s city council.  … Read more ...

Ted Brown: Libertarian Wins Seat on San Gabriel City Council (CA)

TAKE HEART, LIBERTARIANS– JOHN HARRINGTON ACTUALLY GOT ELECTED !
Libertarian Wins Seat on San Gabriel City Council
By Ted Brown

On March 8, John Harrington, a long-time registered Libertarian, won election to the City Council of San Gabriel, a city of 40,000 people about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.… Read more ...

Boone County MO Libertarian Party Chair Calls for Salaries for Local Politicians

From a news story on the website of KOMU-Channel 8 in Columbia, MO:

COLUMBIA – If voters pass Proposition One on April 5, city council members and the mayor, won’t be able to call their civic work volunteerism. If passed, Proposition One would pay the mayor $9,000 a year and each of the six council members $6,000.

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Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Libertarian Mark Noble for Columbus City Council

Via IPR email and LP blog:

Today the Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced their endorsement of Mark Noble for Columbus City Council.

Mark Noble has been involved with and actively advocated firearms freedoms in past runs for office. He’s a life member of the Gun Owners of America (as a candidate, achieving their highest rating) and both he and his wife Loretta are NRA Certified Firearms Instructors.… Read more ...

Columbus, Ohio: Libertarians and Republicans reach deal that cancels city council primary, ensures Libertarians will be on November Ballot

H/T Kevin Knedler:

Doug Caruso at the Columbus Dispatch:

Republicans and Libertarians reached a deal today that cancels the need for a Columbus City Council primary and ensures that two candidates from each of those parties are on the ballot in November.

[…]

The city charter requires a primary only if there are more than two candidates for each open seat.

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John Jay Myers: Some Thoughts About Unions

John Jay Myers via facebook:

There was a time for unions, there is even a time for some unions today. I don’t agree with what unions have become, for the most part today they are a complete disaster. There are few things out there that can so damage an economy like an over zealous union with deep political connections.… Read more ...

Bob Bridges: The African-American community and Libertarianism have been ships that pass in the night for too long

Press release emailed to IPR:

NEWS From BRIDGES For COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL

Robert F. Bridges
614-285-6021
 

* * * * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * * * *

Bridges to attend Community Relations Day at Mt. Vernon AME Church

Columbus City Council candidate Robert Bridges has accepted an invitation to attend the Mt.… Read more ...

Indy Star: Greenfield Libertarian Phil Miller says he’ll battle spread of regional government as Mayor

Indy Star (H/T LP Blog):

Phil Miller is looking to get back into government.

The Libertarian spent four years on the Greenfield City Council and ran for the Hancock County Council, and now he is looking for a bigger role — mayor of Greenfield.

Miller, 56, served as the state’s only elected Libertarian — and a self-proclaimed watchdog on fellow City Council members — during his term from 2000-04.… Read more ...

Libertarian candidate Muir Boda advances to general election

Staff at LP blog:

Libertarian candidate Muir Boda, running for the Salisbury City Council in Maryland, placed fourth in the March 1 primary. He will advance to the general election on April 5.

Boda is vice-chair of the Maryland LP.

Visit Muir Boda’s campaign website.… Read more ...

Missouri Libertarian candidate Doug Burlison places first in primary

Staff at LP blog:

Libertarian Doug Burlison, an incumbent city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, is running for re-election and received 48.6% of the vote in the February 22 primary (the highest of three candidates). Burlison and the second-place candidate will be in a general election on April 5.

Read the announcement in the Springfield News-Leader.Read more ...