Tag Archives: Nebraska

Nebraska: Five Libertarians meet “mentioned in national news” standard to be on May 10 primary ballot

Richard Winger reports at Ballot Access News, that the Nebraska Secretary of State has decided to place five candidates on the Libertarian presidential primary ballot for May 10: Marc Feldman, Gary Johnson, Steve Kerbel, John McAfee, and Austin Petersen. Nebraska law directs the Secretary of State to automatically place on the ballot candidates who are identified by the national news media as presidential candidates.… Read more ...

Utah LP Endorses Gary Johnson

The Utah LP has joined the Nebraska LP and (members of the executive committee of) the South Carolina LP, as well as county parties in Snyder and Northampton counties, PA in endorsing Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Presidential nomination.

Dr. Tom Stevens quotes LP of Utah chair Jake Shannon as saying

The leadership of the Libertarian Party of Utah is excited to announce our official endorsement of Gary Johnson for the LP presidential candidacy.

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Nebraska Libertarian Party Endorses Gary Johnson

According to an email sent out by Dr. Tom Stevens, the Nebraska Libertarian Party becomes the first State Party to formally endorse Gary Johnson for the LP’s 2012 Presidential Nomination. Johnson was also endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Stevens quotes Nebraska LP chair Gene Siadek as saying

After Governor Johnson’s December 28th announcement that he was going to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President of the United States, I called a meeting of the State Central Committee in accordance with our Party bylaws to discuss and vote on endorsing his candidacy.

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Nebraska LP: Nebraska’s Truancy Law Rigid, Expensive, and Oppressive

Via Randy Eshelman at LP blog:


Contact: Gene Siadek, State Chair
E-mail: chair@lpne.org

Truancy Law May Make Parents Criminals

OMAHA, NE – October 3, 2011- Nebraska Libertarian Party Chairman Gene Siadek issued the following statement:

“Every right-thinking adult understands the importance of educating our youth.… Read more ...

LP blog: Voters Fail to Remove Omaha Mayor From Office

Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

Mayor Jim Suttle Narrowly Survives Recall

OMAHA, NE – January 26, 2011-Libertarian Party of Nebraska Communications Director Randy Eshelman issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, Omaha voters exercised their right to fire, or not to fire in this case, their elected CEO. Jim Suttle remained employed as Mayor after months of petitioning, an administration-led court battle, and still-under-investigation anti-recall group efforts.… Read more ...

LP blog: Recall of Mayor “Shuttle”

Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

The recall election of Omaha Mayor Jim “I’ll buy, Forward Omaha will Fly” Suttle happens on Tuesday.

Expect politicians in Lincoln who are friendly to the Suttle administration to push for more restrictions on Nebraskans’ rights to recall political pals in the future. Especially if the recall fails (see LB 187 & LB 224 for examples).… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Bumbling Omaha Mayor Attempts Chicago-Style Politics as Recall Election Looms

Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

The latest blunder in a string of blunders by Omaha Mayor Jim “I’m not subtle about Omaha” Suttle and his “Forward Omaha” lackeys may impact local charities that help the homeless. Fears are rising that donations to homeless shelters will dry-up if Omaha citizens blame charities for the Mayor’s attempt to bus, then allegedly pay homeless persons to vote early in the recall election.… Read more ...

Randy Eshelman: ‘Nebraska after November 2nd’

Posted by Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

November 2nd came and went with exciting news from all over the country. The electorate rejected overt, big government, nanny-state policies. Nebraska Libertarians are not however, going to hold our breath in the hope that the GOP will magically adhere to minimum government, maximum freedom principles.… Read more ...

Candidates endorsed by the Boston Tea Party surpass a million votes

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Darryl W. Perry, Chair of the Boston Tea Party National Committee:

Preliminary results show that over 1 million votes were casts for BTP endorsed candidates (1,129,631). While no BTP endorsed candidate won election Tuesday night, there were several good showings. Eighteen candidates received at least 20% (8) or 20,000 votes (13); 3 of whom – Michele Sallach-Grace (NE Auditor of Public Accounts) Christopher W.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Bicycle Czar for Omaha is Newest Cornhusker Kickback

Posted by Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska is fond of federal dollars.

From the state that brought you the “Cornhusker Kickback” comes the latest ‘laugh lest you cry’ example of government gone wrong. Even under threat of recall for his coziness with police and fire unions and for raising wheel, property, and entertainment taxes, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has hired–for $65,000 per year–a “Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator.”… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Of Nebraska turns in 8,000 signatures

from the Libertarian Party of Nebraska


August 2, 2010

Contact: Gene Siadek, State Chair
E-mail: chair@lpne.org

Libertarian Party Of Nebraska turns in 8,000 signatures
Signatures Gained from all Three Congressional Districts and 78 Counties
Expected to Put Libertarians Back on the Ballot in the Cornhusker State

LINCOLN – August 2, 2010—Libertarian Party of Nebraska (LPNE) State Chairman Gene Siadek issued the following statement:

“Today we submitted 8,000 signatures collected from across the state.… Read more ...

Libertarians Join Lawsuit Against Petition Requirements in Nebraska

The Libertarian Party of Nebraska has joined a lawsuit by the ACLU filed in December against the petition requirements in that state. The Associated Press reports:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Libertarian Party of Nebraska has joined a federal lawsuit against the state over its petition signature requirements for ballot initiatives and independent candidates.

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