Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Iowa

Former Libertarian Party of Iowa Chair Arrested, Charged With Theft of Party Property

Multiple media outlets, including the Libertarian Party of Iowa website, have reported the arrest of Michael Conner Junior, a former LP IA Chair, who has apparently been charged with theft of Party assets in excess of $10,000.

The Des Moines Register’s headline reads: Former Libertarian Party of Iowa chair arrested, accused of stealing party funds.Read more ...

Democrat and Libertarian matchup set for November

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Marco Battaglia speaks during a forum for Iowa gubernatorial candidates for the Democratic and Libertarian party primaries hosted by the League of Women Voters of Iowa at Ballantyne Auditorium on the campus of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

From The Gazette:

Iowa politics will see a first this November — a statewide race between a Libertarian and a Democrat.

With no Republican candidate, the race for Iowa Attorney General this November will be between incumbent Democrat Tom Miller and Libertarian challenger Marco Battaglia.

Battaglia ran in the Libertarian gubernatorial primary this month, falling short with 38 percent in the party’s first official statewide primary since earning major party status in 2016.… Read more ...

Jake Porter Wins First Libertarian Primary for Iowa Governor

Porter at a gubernatorial forum at Des Moines University

From Caffeinated Thoughts:

Jake Porter, a business consultant from Council Bluffs, defeated Marco Battaglia, a businessman from Des Moines in the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first gubernatorial primary.

Porter, who was the Libertarian Party nominee for Iowa Secretary of State in 2010 and 2014 won 54.38 percent of the vote and Battaglia won 38.33% percent out 1,769 total primary voters statewide.… Read more ...

The Register endorses Jake Porter in the Libertarian primary for governor of Iowa


From Des Moines Register:

The Libertarian Party of Iowa gained major-party status under Iowa law two years ago by winning more than 2 percent of the vote in the 2016 presidential race.

Being a major party has its privileges, including the ability to hold special conventions and primary elections.… Read more ...

Marco Battaglia: Libertarian Wants to Give More of a Voice to Independents

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Marco Battaglia in Iowa Public Radio's studio. 5/3/2018 Photo by John Pemble

From Iowa Public Radio:


Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds does not face a primary election challenger and there are six Democrats running for their party’s nomination. There is also a primary race for Libertarians this June. The Libertarian Party of Iowa has full political party status for the first time this election cycle.… Read more ...

Libertarian announces run for Iowa Secretary of State

The following was published on thegazzette.com:

Libertarian announces for Iowa Secretary of State

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:32 am by James Q. Lynch 

Libertarian Jake Porter of Council Bluffs has announced plans to run for Iowa Secretary of State in 2014, offering himself as a candidate without entanglements with political parties.

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Iowa: LP State Convention Set for May 7

From www.IowaFreedomReport.com:

The Libertarian Party of Iowa has announced the date and venue for their 2011 state convention.  The convention will be held on Saturday, May 7.  The Hilton Garden Inn – Des Moines/Urbandate (actually Johnston) will be the site for the 2011 state convention. The Hilton Garden Inn is located on 86th Street just North of I-35/80. … Read more ...