Tag Archives: State Senate

LP of TX Announces Opposition To State’s SB 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Patrick Dixon

Libertarian Party of Texas Chair

Phone: 512.771.3936

Email: chair@lptexas.org


SB 9 would bring Texas into compliance with the unconstitutional federal REAL ID Act

AUSTIN – May 9, 2011 – Senate Bill 9 will be heard by the Texas House’s Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.… Read more ...

LeAlan Jones, 2010 Ill. Green US Senate candidate, plans to run for state house

In 2010, LeAlan Jones ran a notable US Senate campaign for Barack Obama’s former seat.  He started his radio journalism career at age 13 with his piece “Ghetto Life 101,” so he already had considerable name recognition going into it.  At one point he polled 14 percent overall and well over 20 percent among his fellow African Americans. … Read more ...

New York Conservative Party Unknowingly Nominated a Dead Person for State Senate in 2010

Ballot Access News:

This New York Times story explains that the Conservative Party nominee for State Senate, 31st district, in 2010, was deceased before the party nominated him. Dr. Raphael M. Klapper, of the Bronx, died in May 2010. But during June and July, a petition was circulated to qualify him for the Conservative Party primary.… Read more ...

Maurer Write In Candidate for CT State Senate Special Election

Originally posted at Green Party Watch:

According to the Stamford Times, Rolf Maurer of the Connecticut Green Party failed to get enough signatures to appear as a balloted candidate for the Feb 22 special election to fill a vacant seat on the Connecticut State Senate. He will instead be running as a write in candidate:

Maurer, who ran for Stamford mayor in 2009 and for state representative in 2010, needed 251 voter signatures by Jan.

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Green, Libertarian, Constitution Party legislative candidates beat records going back decades

Compiled from Ballot Access News:

Indiana Libertarian 2010 Legislative Candidate Set Record Going Back at Least 85 Years

On November 2, 2010, Rex Bell, Libertarian nominee for Indiana State House, district 54, polled 20.78% of the vote in a race with both a Democrat and a Republican. That is the first time in at least 85 years that a minor party candidate for the Indiana legislature has polled over 20% of the vote in a race with both major parties.… Read more ...

Liberty Lion: ‘Dan Halloran – The first Governor Elected On The Libertarian Party Line?’

Dr. Tom Stevens writes at Liberty Lion:

New York City Council Member Dan Halloran represents 161,000 constituents and is the highest elected Libertarian Party official in the nation elected from a single district in a partisan race. He ran as a fusion candidate and appeared on the ballot in 2009 as the candidate of the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Libertarian Parties.… Read more ...

Constitution Party 2010 Election Highlights

by Gary Odom
National Field Director
at constitutionparty.com

 
2010 Election
 
Brings Victories and Near Misses; Highlights
Progress And Reveals Challenges As The
Constitution Party Looks To The Future
 
 
Congratulations To Nevada…Again! 
 
In 2006, the Independent American Party, the Constitution Party’s state affiliate in Nevada elected two of its candidates to office.  This year it doubled up and elected four:three who were elected for the first time and one who who re-elected.Read more ...

Maine Greens Applaud Passage of Instant Runoff Voting in Portland

By way of Green Party Watch:

MAINE GREENS CONGRATULATE CANDIDATES FOR RUNNING STRONG CAMPAIGNS, STRENGTHEN THE CALL FOR ELECTORAL REFORM

Maine Green Independent Party Candidates who ran for the office of state house and state senate ran strong campaigns, often finishing a close second in the race Tuesday night. Fred Horch, of Brunswick, ran a close second with 34% of the vote in District 66.… Read more ...

North Carolina Libertarians ‘Bloody But Unbowed’

Liberty Point:

Libertarian candidates consider election defeats a learning experience, prepare for the next election.

Although the results of the 2010 election were a disappointment for North Carolina’s Libertarian candidates because they were not elected, several consider it a very good learning experience and preparation for future campaigns.

Dr. Mike Beitler, Libertarian candidate for U.S.… Read more ...

Vermont Progressives May Have Elected Seven State Legislators

H/T Ballot Access News:

Election Recap from the Vermont Progressive Party:

Vermont’s Progressives, largely avoided the lurch to the right witnessed across the country with Tuesday’s general election.

All five Progressive incumbents seeking re-election were returned to office. Brattleboro Representatives Sarah Edwards and Mollie Burke ran unopposed. This will be Mollie’s second term in Montpelier, and Sarah’s fifth, making her the senior member of the Progressive caucus.… Read more ...

Lynne Williams thanks her supporters

The 2010 Green candidate for governor, who then dropped out to run for State Senate, sent the following email to the supporters of her Senate race (Williams received about 12 percent of the vote, which was actually less than the margin between the Democrat and the Republican):

While I am disappointed in the results of the race in State Senate District 28, I do not regret having run.… Read more ...

Adrian Galysh: ‘Alex Padilla’s SB 602 requires food handlers to get a license to flip burgers for minimum wage, but none to mis-manage the state for $95,281/year’

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

VAN NUYS, CA: Adrian Galysh, candidate for California State Senate, district 20 (San Fernando Valley), responds to Senator Alex Padilla’s “Food Safety” law that will require food handlers to pay licensing and training fees, “While this bill may bring in millions of dollars of “easy money” for the government, it is taking money out of the pockets of 1.4 million hard working Californians that need it the most.… Read more ...