(Little Rock) The Libertarian Party of Arkansas held a Special Nominating Convention today in order to meet the new state requirements to select candidates by November 2, 2015 for the 2016 General Election. A total of twenty-three candidates were nominated.
Former Gubernatorial candidate Frank Gilbert was nominated to run for U.S. Senate.
Mark West of Sulphur Rock is the nominee for U.S. House First District.
Previous nominee Chris Hayes will make his second run for U.S. House Second District. Hayes ran for Arkansas Treasurer in 2014.
Former Senatorial Candidate Nathan LaFrance will represent the LPAR on the ballot for U.S. House District Three.
U.S. House Fourth District nominee Kerry Hicks of Mena is a first time candidate for the LPAR.
Other Nominees include:
Elvis D. Presley of Star City for State Senate District 26
Jacob Mosier of Little Rock for State Senate District 32
Wayne Willems for AR House District 15
Glen Schwarz of Little Rock for AR House District 29
Christopher Olson for AR House District 61
Stephen Edwards for AR House District 77
Kyle Adams for AR House District 83
Grant Brand for AR House District 95
Michael Kalagias for AR House District 96
Stephen Isaacson for AR House District 97
Ronnie Smith for Benton County Judge
Patrick Mulligan for Pulaski County Sheriff
Doug Harris for Saline County Justice of the Peace District 1
Carl Wikstron for Saline County Justice of the Peace District 8
Natalie Frye for Faulkner County Justice of the Peace District 7
Dallas Sosebee for Benton County Justice of the Peace District 14
William Whitfield Hyman for Sebastian County Justice of the Peace District 7
Jacob Faught, Arkansas only current elected Libertarian was nominated to run for reelection as Constable in Benton County District 5.
Pending the results of the party’s lawsuit against the state over establishing an earlier date for the primaries, the LPAR may nominate additional candidates at a later date.