Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of West Virginia

WV: Libertarian candidates running in city election

Charleston, WV:  “At least three Libertarian candidates plan to run for Charleston City Council in this year’s election,” the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported on February 17.

“Jerry Tucker (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and Anthony Woods (Website, Facebook, and   Twitter) will run for at-large seats and Chris Kessell will run to represent Ward 8, according to Luke Brumfield, chairman of the Libertarian Party of West Virginia.… Read more ...

Austin Petersen wins West Virginia Libertarian Party straw poll

Austin Petersen, pictured in San Diego, California. (Image courtesy: Facebook).

Austin Petersen today won the Libertarian Party of West Virginia’s presidential straw poll at the party’s state convention in Flatwoods. The win is apparently his first statewide straw poll victory of the 2016 Libertarian nominating cycle. This past week has been a busy one for Petersen, whose campaign has attracted the interest of some Republicans unwilling to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, including a RedState blogger who mentioned Petersen’s name twice in a CNN interview.… Read more ...

West Virginia Libertarians: John Buckley to run for Secretary of State, David Moran for Governor

John Buckley (Libertarian, WV)

From the LP.org blog:

John Buckley, who ran as a Libertarian for the US Senate in West Virginia in 2014, will run for Secretary of State this November.

Buckley, who was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1979 and served one term as a Republican, finished third out of five candidates in his 2014 race.Read more ...

Libertarian Party of West Virginia to Hold Convention


On March 8, 2014 the LPWV will be holding a historic event. We will be nominating statewide candidates for public office for the 2014 General Election!

This will be an amazing day for liberty in the Mountain State!

In addition to the nomination of candidates, we will also be featuring national speakers and Liberty based training sessions!… Read more ...

West Virginia LP Permanently Fills Officer Vacancies

From a media release from the LPWV on June 27, 2011:

Weston, WV (HNN) — The Libertarian Party of West Virginia (LPWV) held an executive committee meeting on Saturday, June 26, 2011 in Weston. At the meeting, they elected Tom Thacker as the new Chairman of the LPWV, who served as Secretary of the LPWV from 2010 to 2011.… Read more ...

West Virginia: LP of WV Elects New Officers

From an email by Tom Thacker, Chair, Libertarian Party Of West Virginia:

On May 14, 2011 The Libertarian Party Of West Virginia held a meeting at the Truck Stop Restaurant in Flatwoods WV to resolve an LPWV officer issue. Our Chair Tad Birtch has recently returned from a 90 day deployment in the Middle East.… Read more ...

West Virginia Bill to Ease Definition of “Political Party”

Ballot Access News:

West Virginia State Senator Clark Barnes (R-Beverly) has introduced SB 417, to ease the definition of “political party.” The existing law, ever since 1916, has defined a political party as a group that polled at least 1% of the vote for Governor in the last gubernatorial election.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of West Virginia reports on convention

Via email from State Chair Tad Britch:

The LPWV successfully held its bi-annual meeting yesterday in
Clarksburg. We would like to thank Dr. Jim Lark for taking the time to
appear at our meeting. Dr. Lark once again provided valuable guidance
and assistance to the party. An additional thanks to all members who
attended the meeting.… Read more ...

West Virginia State Senate passes bill cutting signature requirement in half

HB 2981 , which earlier passed the WV House, cuts the number of signatures from to 2% to 1% of the number of voters who voted for a given office in the previous election to get someone on the ballot for that office in an upcoming election.

The State Senate passed an equivalent bill today, and the legislative director of the Governor’s office assured Libertarian Party of West Virginia chair Matt Harris that the Governor will sign it into law.… Read more ...