Virginia Libertarian Candidates Make Progress With Ballot Access

In the past few days, Libertarian Party of Virginia’s (LPVA) candidates for public office have received confirmation that they will be on the November ballot.

Lindsey Bolton, candidate for House of Delegates, district 48, posted June 8th:

Great news everybody- the Board of Elections just called. We have all of our valid signatures in. WE ARE ON THE BALLOT!

Anthony Tellez, candidate for House of Delegates, district 53, posted June 7th:

I received confirmation this morning we have officially reached 125 signatures and will be on the ballot on November 5th. Thank you to everyone that helped!

Laura Delhomme, candidate for House of Delegates, district 47, posted June 6th:

We got the call today – Laura for Delegate is officially on the ballot! Thank you everyone for your hard work!!

Delhmome will be having a celebration June 11th in light of this –


Jonathan Parrish officially accepted the LPVA’s nomination for House of Delegates, district 23, June 6th. LPVA chair Chuck Moulton was in attendance. No word yet on his ballot access status.

No word yet on ballot status from House of Delegates candidates Christopher Sullivan (District 55), Dan Foster (District 78), and Patrick Hagerty (District 33). However, from the LPVA Facebook page, there is an update from LPVA gubernatorial candidate Robert Sarvis, dated June 7th:

The Sarvis for Governor campaign will wrap up its ballot drive to get Rob on the Virginia ballot this coming Tuesday (June 11), and we want to celebrate the end of this long haul with YOU!

Please join Rob Sarvis & supporters at The Robin Inn, 2601 Park Ave., in Richmond, VA. We will be there beginning at 6:00 p.m. Come celebrate this milestone with us!

RSVP via the Event page:

Visit for a complete menu and more details about the restaurant.

June 11th marks the final deadline for turning in all petition signatures for the Sarvis For Governor Campaign (as well as the final deadline for all of our hard-working candidates for House of Delegates!). Last week, Sarvis campaign volunteers submitted 16,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections. On Tuesday (same day as the party at the Robin Inn), another 1,000 to 1,500 signatures will be submitted, depending on how many we can collect these last few days.

There is still time for you to help!

In case you haven’t had a chance to get the signatures of your friends, family, and coworkers, download the form here:

Gather as many signatures as you can over the weekend. On Monday, take the sheet(s) to the bank you usually do business with — most of them will usually notarize a few forms for you without charge.

As soon as you have them notarized, you may send them via FedEx or other express service to the Sarvis campaign.

You *must* send the completed forms to the Sarvis campaign overnight express — GUARANTEED BY 10:00 a.m. If it does not arrive in time for us to bring it to the Board of Elections, they won’t be in time to make the turn-in! Wouldn’t it be terrible if we only miss getting Rob on the ballot by the six or eight additional signatures you had on your petitions?


At least 10,000 signatures are needed to get on the ballot for statewide office in Virginia, but usually candidates strive to collect a minimum of twice the required number due to a large number being thrown out for various reasons. The Virginia State Board of Elections recommends collecting between 15,000- 20,000 signatures with at least 700 from each  of the state’s eleven congressional districts.

To learn more about the Virginia LP’s candidates for the November 5, 2013 elections, please go to the following link:



16 thoughts on “Virginia Libertarian Candidates Make Progress With Ballot Access

  1. Chuck Moulton

    Dan Foster was our first candidate to make the ballot. Laura Delhomme, Anthony Tellez, and Lindsey Bolton have made the ballot too.

    Chris Sullivan, Patrick Hagerty, and Jonathan Parrish are looking good with signatures, but have not yet received confirmation they are on the ballot. We should know by Tuesday night about all of them.

    Rob Sarvis is looking good with signatures as well. He has plenty statewide; however, he is looking for more comfortable margins for the congressional district distribution requirements. The state probably won’t finish validating his signatures for a few weeks after the turn-in deadline.

  2. George Whitfield

    I am happily surprised at the large number of LP Candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates. I think this must be the largest number ever.

  3. Chuck Moulton

    Jonathan Parrish has also received confirmation he submitted enough signatures.

    Patrick Hagerty and Christopher Sullivan are still waiting to hear back.

  4. Mike Kane

    If all seven come through for the VA House of Delegates it will break the previous record of 5 (I believe) set in 1993. In addition, there’s a gubernatorial candidate Robert Sarvis.

  5. Andy

    The LP of VA could have at least one candidate for the House of Delegates who is in a race where there is only one major party candidate on the ballot and no other minor party or independent candidates on the ballot, as in a two way race. I’m not sure if this person has qualified for the ballot yet or not, but assuming that they qualify, this is a campaign that Libertarians around the country ought to donate to.

  6. Mike Kane

    @6 Lesiak . Forgive me. It will match the record for lower house candidates.

    @7 Andy. At least 3 or 4 will be in two way races.

  7. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author


    Good to hear, regarding the two-way races. The only way third party candidates can win for state legislature is if they run in such races, competitively. Two came close to victory in 2012: Tim Menger in Colorado (41%) Jeremy Walters in South Carolina (47%). Both ran for state house.

  8. Mike Kane

    I agree. State house is one of the best races to run for. It gives a capital L next to the name.

    I also would like to mention that Todd Martinsen is running for City Council in VA.. As I understand it’s a non partisan office.

    There have been many VA activists in the past who have run for non-partisan races in the past and have been elected. Marc Montoni being one of them.

  9. Mike Kane

    Starting low and moving up is how many R’s and D’s get elected to ‘higher up’ offices.

  10. Andy

    Mike Kane said: “@7 Andy. At least 3 or 4 will be in two way races.”

    Then there needs to be major pushes for these candidates. The entire Libertarian Party should get behind them.

  11. Chuck Moulton

    Patrick Hagerty has also submitted enough valid signatures.

    We’re just waiting to hear about our governor candidate Rob Sarvis, which may take several weeks.

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