Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Arkansas

Federal judge refuses to stop discriminatory ballot access law in Arkansas; earliest deadline ever remains in place for Libertarians to nominate

A federal judge on Thursday denied the Arkansas Libertarian Party’s request for a preliminary injunction that would allow the party to add or substitute nominees for inclusion on ballots for the Nov. 8 general election. […]

[Judge] Moody said that one of the four considerations in deciding whether to grant a preliminary injunction is the plaintiffs’ likelihood of succeeding on the merits of the case.

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Arkansas Libertarians fill congressional nomination vacancy, 3 out of 4 House seats have no Democrat running

LPAR_logo_200x200Press Release from the Libertarian Party of Arkansas:

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas held a Special Nominating Convention Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Foghorn’s Restaurant in Fayetteville to fill the Vacancy in Nomination for the Third Congressional District.

Previous nominee Nathan LaFrance vacated the nomination due to taking a job out of state.Read more ...

Forced to nominate 2016 candidates a full year before the election, Ark. LP to hold Special Nominating Convention


via the Libertarian Party of Arkansas:

LPAR 2015 Special Nominating Convention – October 24, 2015

In order to meet the early nomination deadlines that have been imposed by recent legislation, the LPAR must nominate it’s candidates for the 2016 general election by convention before the first week of November 2015. Consequently, we will be holding a SPECIAL NOMINATING CONVENTION on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

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Libertarians certified as “new political party” in Arkansas

LPARKUAR in Arkansas reports on its website that the Libertarian Party of Arkansas has been “been officially recognized by Arkansas as a ‘new’ political party” for “the third consecutive cycle.”

Late last month, Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said the party submitted 11,918 valid ballot access signatures; 10,000 were required for all Libertarian nominees for statewide office to obtain automatic ballot access in 2016.… Read more ...

Arkansas Libertarians back on the ballot, LP up to 31 states for 2016


via the Libertarian Party:

The Arkansas Secretary of State declared this week that the state Libertarian Party’s petition drive was a success, enabling the LP to run partisan candidates in the 2016 elections.

The LPAR had to collect at least 10,000 signatures from registered voters within a 90-day window.

This is the third straight general election cycle that the LPAR has successfully petitioned statewide to get candidates on the ballot.… Read more ...

Arkansas Libertarians submit 15,709 signatures for party status, Greens forgo non-Presidential races

From talkbusiness.net via KATV:

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas submitted 15,709 signatures to the secretary of state’s office Tuesday – far more than the 10,000 needed to qualify for the ballot.

Dr. Michael Pakko, newly elected LPA chair, said the party began collecting signatures March 20 using volunteers and paid petitioners funded with a grant from the Libertarian National Committee.

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Shawn Hipskind Will Seek Libertarian Party Nomination for Arkansas Governor

On May 17th, Shawn Hipskind, a small business owner,  announced he would be seeking the Libertarian Party of Arkansas’ nomination for  Governor in 2014. So far, he is the only known candidate in the race. In January 2013, Ivan Lewis announced he would be seeking the nomination, but he withdrew from the race on May 8th.… Read more ...

Ivan Lewis Withdraws from Seeking Libertarian Nomination for Arkansas Governor in 2014

From a post on his Facebook page, May 8th:

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: The past few months since I threw my hat into the political arena have been interesting, fun, and stressful. I have decided to withdraw my name for nomination as the Libertarian candidate for Governor. Some time this week I will remove all sites that advertise my desire for the nomination.

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Libertarian Party of Arkansas and Ohio State Conventions Held This Weekend

Forwarded from the State Chairs email list:

The LPAR had a very successful convention yesterday in Little Rock.

We elected a new Executive Committee to serve for the next two years. After much though, I made the very difficult decision to step down as Chairman and take over the role of Secretary in our party, primarily due to the time constraints of my career and the fact that the Secretary position is easily our weakest.… Read more ...