Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Michigan

Brian Ellison arrested at police run in Royal Oak

From Detroit Free Press:

A congressional candidate was arrested Saturday at a race in Royal Oak after, police said, he refused to stay out of the roadway.

Brian Ellison, who is running as a Libertarian for the U.S. House in Michigan’s 8th District, was arrested at the Royal Oak Police Department’s Run with the Police event while taking part in a protest over two recent fatal shootings by Royal Oak police.… Read more ...

A Libertarian primary for the first time in Michigan history

From Michigan Radio:


This year, Libertarians will join Republicans and Democrats with candidates on the August primary ballot in Michigan. This is something that doesn’t happen very often. In fact, the last time a third party qualified to hold a primary in Michigan was 1998.

Michigan allows any party that captures five percent or more of the total votes cast in the last Secretary of State election to hold a primary.… Read more ...

LP.org: Michigan Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Gelineau featured on NPR

From LP.org:

Bill Gelineau, the Libertarian candidate for governor of Michigan, was featured on the “Stateside” program on NPR Michigan affiliate WUOM-FM to discuss his campaign, particularly spending, taxes, and roads, the Michigan Strategic Fund, legalizing marijuana, and the Michigan National Guard and foreign conflicts. From the March 26 interview by Lester Graham:

The slate of candidates vying for attention in the state’s gubernatorial race, of course, extends beyond Republican and Democrat.… Read more ...

Ryan Ramsey: I would like to issue a public condemnation of the Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee

James Weeks II

Facebook, June 12th, 2016 (via American Third Party Report):

I would like to issue a public condemnation of the Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee, regarding the suspension of James Weeks II. The exception to this would be the two members who voted against this absurd motion, Tiffany Hayden, and my friend Jeff Wood.… Read more ...

Former GOP congressman Kerry Bentivolio running for the Libertarian Party vice presidential nomination, also considering run for Congress as a Libertarian

On May 8th, 2016, Politics1.com, a well respected online comprehensive directory of political candidates and parties, tweeted “Ex-Cong Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), a Tea Party activist, launches run for Libertarian Party’s VP nomination.”

Curious, I decided to reach out to Bentivolio, who represented the 11th congressional district of Michigan from January 2013 to January 2015, and ask him if he was indeed seeking the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Libertarians Call for Independent Investigation Into Flint Water Crisis, “All levels of government were responsible”

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of Michigan:

Libertarians Call for Independent Investigation

It has been stated that the Flint Water Crisis is Governor Snyder’s Katrina. Hurricanes are natural disasters though, which can be predicted and reaction plans can be formulated. Preparations could have been made to mediate the damage, but the hurricane could not have been avoided.… Read more ...

Daily Paul: Buzuma Vote May Determine Outcome of Governor’s Race in Michigan


Posted September 13, 2014 in Daily Paul

LANSING, MI – According to a recent poll of conducted by Public Policy Polling, the percentage of likely voters casting their ballots for Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mary Buzuma exceeds the difference between the votes to be cast for Democrat Mark Schauer and Republican Rick Snyder.… Read more ...

Two Libertarians win elections in Michigan

Forwarded to IPR Nov. 9th: 

Please add two more LP elected officials to the list:


Two Libertarians were elected in Michigan. Erwin Haas was elected Commissioner for the city of Kentwood Ward 2. Andy LeCureaux was re-elected to the Hazel Park City Council. It’s interesting to note that Erwin Haas ousted the favored corporate money backed incumbent by 68 votes.… Read more ...

Jim Fulner will seek Libertarian Party of Michigan’s nomination for U.S. Senate

From Facebook, September 9, 2013: 

It’s official we’ve filed with the FEC. Jim Fulner is seeking the LP nomination for U.S. Senate. The Fulner campagin has already grown a larger official staff than the succesful 2012 run for U.S. House. It’s going to be a great day for liberty.

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Update on Scotty Boman’s Candidacy for City Clerk and His Assault in Detroit

As was posted earlier in the month by Krzysztof Lesiak, Libertarian Scott A. Boman was assaulted by police and arrested when he arrived at a debate for the city clerk position in Detroit, Michigan. You can read the story here . I asked him for an update, and he sent me quite a bit of information.Read more ...

Libertarian Detroit City Clerk Candidate Scotty Boman Assaulted By Police

Candidate Boman Assaulted, Injured by WCCCD Police
Scotty Boman next to a billboard during his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign

Detroit, MI, 7/31/2013 – Campaigning has become dangerous for Detroit City Clerk candidate Scotty Boman. According to Boman, a member of the WCCCD campus police attempted to intimidate him while he was taking pictures of his opponent’s (Janice Winfrey) signage at the early voting location at the Northwest Campus of WCCCD on Tuesday July 30th.… Read more ...

LP: Libertarian Michael Brennan hopes to slash millions in proposed county spending

Posted on Lp.org on Aug 3, 2013:
Michael Brennan
Michael Brennan,
LP Michigan
Candidate for Livingston
County Commissioner

Michigan’s Livingston County has a low crime rate and a small budget surplus, but officials there want to spend $12 million on a county jail. Libertarian Party candidate for county commissioner Michael Brennan hopes he can help put a stop to these plans for runaway spending.

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