A long-time supporter of marriage equality, Kenneth Kaplan, Libertarian Party candidate for Governor, applauded the two Supreme Court decisions on that subject today. “This is a great day for Americans of all sexual orientations.… Read more ...
New Jersey requires 800 valid signatures for independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties. This year the Libertarian gubernatorial petition for Ken Kaplan had 1,033 signatures, and the Peace & Freedom gubernatorial petition for Willie Araujo had 1,372 signatures. Democrats challenged the validity of both petitions, but after a court hearing, Democrats withdrew their challenges.
from Ballot Access News
New Jersey Newspaper Feature Story on All Gubernatorial Candidates
October 26th, 2009
The Morristown, New Jersey Daily Record has this [see link below] very long and complete story about the nine candidates for New Jersey Governor who have not been getting much publicity. The story, of course, features the Libertarian Party candidate and the Socialist Party candidate, and also the seven independent candidates other than Chris Daggett.
Kenneth Kaplan is running for governor of New Jersey as a Libertarian. Here are answers to five questions asked in an interview on nj.com:
1) Why are you running for Governor, and why would someone vote for you rather than Chris Christie or Jon Corzine?
I am running for Governor because I represent an ideological position in favor of individual liberty and limited government, which is diametrically opposed to what Corzine and Christie stand for.… Read more ...
According to PolitickerNJ, ten “independents” – meaning an independent or a minor party candidate under New Jersey state law – have filed to run in the race for New Jersey governor. The deadline to file was yesterday, as were the primaries for the Democratic and Republican Parties. The independent and minor party candidates are:
former state Environmental Protection Commissioner Christopher Daggett, Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan, Kinnelon attorney Gary Steele, former Princeton school board member Joshua Leinsdorf, Alvin Lindsay Jr.