An April 18 email from Carla Howell, Political Director of the Libertarian National Committee:
Dear Elected Libertarians,
Thank you for running for and serving in office as a Libertarian. Your commitment to advancing liberty is greatly appreciated.
In an effort to understand more about what it’s like to be a Libertarian in office, I’d appreciate your sending me a quick reply summarizing the key issues you are dealing with, any successes you have had, the major obstacles you face, and how fellow Libertarians might be able to assist you in office.
A few specific questions are listed below – or feel free just to send a quick statement on how you see things.
Thank you for your time, and best of luck advancing your Libertarian agenda!
Questions for Libertarians service in office
1. Do you have any specific goals for shrinking government in some way, e.g., repealing an ordinance, cutting a tax, cutting the level of total government spending?
2. Have you had any victories with the above?
3. Have you had any victories in stopping the growth of government, e.g. stopping a tax hike; blocking a new municipal building, project, or program; stopping a spending increase?
4. What are the biggest obstacles you face as a Libertarian in advancing your agenda?
5. Is there anything that fellow Libertarians in your state or district could do to support your efforts?
6. Is there anything you recommend that Libertarians running for office do to better prepare themselves to advance liberty if elected?