Three Libertarians today filed petitions with the D.C. Board of Elections with enough signatures to assure them places on the April 2014 primary ballot. Winners in the primary are automatically assured placement on the November 2014 general election ballot.
The three candidates who filed signatures today are:
*Bruce Majors for mayor. Majors, a resident of Ward 2, has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1980. A Realtor and graduate student in economics at George Mason University, Majors’s 2012 campaign for Congress earned 16,500 votes and permanent ballot status for the Libertarian Party in D.C., making ballot access dramatically easier than in the past.
*Frederick Steiner for city council at large. Steiner is a resident of Ward 4. An IT professional, he is married and the father of a one-year-old. He earned an MBA from George Mason University in 2011.
*Sara Jane Panfil for delegate to Congress. Panfil is a Ward 3 resident and paralegal. She is a 2010 graduate of Columbia University.
In addition, Ryan Sabot, a Tenleytown resident and undergraduate at American University, has announced an intention to file for Ward 3 city council representative. A Libertarian candidate for Ward 6 (Capitol Hill) is also likely.
The D.C. Libertarian Party seeks to make political process competitive in the district, which is virtually a one-party jurisdiction with incumbents serving for life.