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Libertarian Policy Institute Plans to Fill Iowa State House Seats

The Libertarian Policy Institute, a 501(c)(4) organization committed to “applying libertarian principles and solutions to real world problems”, announced in a recent press release their plan to field up to 100 candidates for the upcoming Iowa legislative elections.

The general election in Iowa is scheduled for November 8, 2022. H/T to Jake Porter for providing Independent Political Report with the press release.

Libertarian Policy Institute Plans to Fill Iowa State House Seats

DES MOINES, IA, August 1, 2022 – The Libertarian Policy Institute, a leading public policy group focused on candidate recruitment and advocating for libertarian principles and ideas, announces today that they will be launching a targeted campaign to run up to 100 candidates for the 2022 Iowa legislative seats.

In 2019, the state legislature moved up the filing deadline for Libertarians, Independents, and other third-party candidates. This year, a judge struck down the legislative action as unconstitutional after a lawsuit was filed by the Libertarian Party of Iowa and co-plaintiff, former Libertarian candidate for governor Jake Porter.

“There are currently 51 unchallenged seats in the Iowa State House races,” said Jocelyn Jeffries Fry, LPI’s Iowa recruitment coordinator. “When Libertarians run for office, they give voters someone to vote for who shares their values. Our candidates embody our state motto: ‘Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.’”

Potential candidates for the Iowa legislature are encouraged to visit https://www.runforofficeiowa.com.

About the Libertarian Policy Institute

The Libertarian Policy Institute is 501(c)(4) committed to applying libertarian principles and solutions to real world problems.  They provide community leaders, elected officials, and the public with the tools they need to make all communities a freer, safer, and better place to live.

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Jordan Willow Evans

Jordan is the managing editor for Independent Political Report. She has appeared on ABC News, NBC Boston, Sky News, BNT 1, and numerous local outlets. She is a proponent of civic inclusion and awareness and was featured in Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World and the Worcester Historical Museum exhibit PRETTY POWERFUL: 100 Years of Voting & Style.

2 Comments

  1. Jose C Jose C August 9, 2022

    In California historically we have had over 100 candidates every two years. For example in the 1980 election the California Libertarian Party had about 126 candidates including presidential candidate Ed Clark. In the elections of 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1990 the Party had over 100 candidates. The last five elections from 2016 to 2022 there have been less than 10 candidates in any one election year. As can be seen that is quite a difference. From 126 candidates to less than 10.

    I am a member of a group that is discussing working to get at least 100 candidates to run in the 2024 elections. We are in the, “Should we do it?” early stage of our group. If those who manage the Libertarian Party of California do not think having candidates is important, it is obvious they do not, our unofficial libertarian group or some other group should launch a campaign to run 100+ Libertarian candidates in the 2024 election.

  2. George Whitfield George Whitfield August 2, 2022

    That is an ambitious goal and I hope they achieve it.

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