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Maryland Libertarians Nominate Governor and Lt. Governor Candidates

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(from an LP Maryland press release)

Owings Mills, MD: On November 21, 2009 the Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of Maryland selected Susan Gaztañaga as their candidate for Governor and Doug McNeil as their candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

In a speech on November 21st, Susan Gaztañaga stated, “A Gaztañaga administration will be a transparent administration in which citizens will know exactly where their tax dollars are going. The double burden of excessive taxation and intrusive regulation is keeping the neediest citizens of Maryland from starting businesses, creating jobs, and building a thriving economy.” She continued by saying, “If the State government sticks to its basic responsibility of providing a safe, secure environment in which people can conduct their business, maintaining our infrastructure of roads, bridges and tunnels, and providing an emergency response system, I am confident that Marylanders will be able to feed, clothe, house, educate and care for themselves and their loved ones.”

The MDLP also has five other candidates running for office in the 2010 elections. Dr. Richard Davis is running in the 1st Congressional District and Lorenzo Gaztañaga, Susan’s husband, is running for Congress in the 2nd District. For the House of Delegates Justin Kinsey is running in District 5B and Brandon Brooks has stepped up for District 11. Darlene Nichols is a candidate for Prince Georges County Council.

For more information on this issue, or to arrange an interview with the Maryland Libertarian Party, please call Communications Director Muir Boda at (410) 603-3347, or email at

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  1. Brandy Baker Brandy Baker December 4, 2009

    Most of the other state GPs that I have encountered are good, but this one in Maryland, no.

    It’s a shame as Maryland needs a good progressive third party. But I am happy that Susan is running for Governor, now I have someone to vote for.

  2. Brandy Baker // Dec 4, 2009:

    Sad to say, sounds like the 2005 West Coast Greens and their neglect of abused and disabled former military. Those folks coulda messed up a two car parade ………..

  3. Brandy Baker Brandy Baker December 4, 2009


    PLAS is not going to work in Maryland, the state in which I reside, because the Greens in that state cannot organize their sock drawer.

    Congratulations to Susan and Lorenzo! They are awesome and I will vote for both of them!

  4. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes December 2, 2009

    Ross Levin, yes, I could. But the reason for doing so is to point out how the PLAS could be tried in many ballots in many states. But I already know that. & it doesn’t seem to help to point it out; politics as usual. So I won’t bother, thank you. You know, I could also watch my watch & clock on my computer tick away my life as I mumble to myself how miserable my life is with reactionaries in power. & how different things would be if they were voted out by Greens & Libs. Oh, I already do that… Nevermind.

  5. Third Party Revolution Third Party Revolution December 2, 2009

    We here at Third Party Revolution endorse Susan Gaztañaga in her campaign for Governor of Maryland and Doug McNeil in his campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, along with many other third party and independent candidates seeking public offices nationwide, ranging from local to federal levels.

  6. Eric Dondero Eric Dondero November 29, 2009

    There’s a City Councilwoman in Annapolis who has decided not to seek reelection. She’s quite the outspoken maverick. Well, a report from the local paper says she’s planning to switch to Libertarian Party.

    She was quoted as saying, she’s “80% Libertarain, 20% Republican.”

    Doesn’t say if she’s gonna switch now, or after she ends her term?

    RELATED: A little side note hardly anybody in the Libertarian movement is aware of: Rep. Steve Dresch of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan switched to Libertarian Party in his last 6 months in office in 1992. He had been an Andre Marrou for President backer.

  7. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes November 28, 2009

    Is anyone keeping track of how many contested ballots are filled by a Libertarian AND a Green, a Libertarian no Green, a Green no Libertarian, neither a Libertarian or Green? I say all these candidates lose except possibly the Prince Georges County Council. UNLESS The PLAS is tried.

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