This past Tuesday, former Boston Tea Party chairman and 2016 Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Darryl Perry lost his bid to unseat incumbent Mayor Kendall W. Lane of Keene, New Hampshire. Lane received 1,683 votes to Perry’s 168.
The Keene Sentinel covered the election and results, including interviews with voters.
Resident Cecilia R. Fairchild, who said she supported “freedom-oriented candidates,” appreciated Perry’s tax plan, but did not expect him to win. Rather, she hoped Perry’s campaign as well as that of other candidates affiliated with the new libertarian group Free Keene, would “get the conversation started” on limiting local government.
Another resident, James G. Johnston, said he opposed Free Keene candidates like Perry because, “I just don’t agree with them, and I don’t want to see them making any rules and regulations.”
Only 12 percent of the town’s 16,598 registered voters took part in the election.
Perry can now shift his focus back to his 2016 presidential candidacy.