Tag Archives: New Jersey Libertarian Party

New Jersey Libertarian Party Adds Immigration Plank to Platform at March 21, 2015 Convention

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The New Jersey Libertarian Party had their convention on March 21, and updated their platform. You can read about the changes here .

IPR readers might be interested to know that they added a plank about immigration. Following is that plank:

Proposal #7. Reintroduce Immigration plank

Rationale: Immigration policy is very much in the news today.

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LP Candidate for New Jersey Governor Ken Kaplan speaks at marijuana legalization rally

September 11, 2013- Libertarian candidate for NJ Governor, Ken Kaplan spoke at NORML NJ’s event “Stronger than the Drug War.” He presented his views on medical and recreational use of marijuana.

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New Jersey Libertarian Party May Run Candidate in Special U.S. Senate Election

The special election for U.S. Senate in New Jersey will be held on October 16, 2013, following major party primaries on August 13th. Popular Newark mayor Cory Booker is expected to easily win the Democratic Party nomination while former two-time gubernatorial candidate Steve Lonegan is almost assured victory in the Republican contest.… Read more ...

LP.org: Libertarian Ken Kaplan aims to phase out income tax in NJ governor race

The following was posted on LP.org on July 16, 2013:
Ken Kaplan,
LP New Jersey
Candidate for Governor

Ken Kaplan, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of New Jersey, has a bold plan to reduce the size and scope of government in his state, beginning with phasing out the state income tax.

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Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Applauds DOMA Court Decision

June 26, 2013 (from New Jersey Libertarian Party)


NEWS RELEASE  from KENNETH KAPLAN, Libertarian Party Candidate for Governor

For further information: campaign@kenforgovernor.com 973-978-9722

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 Libertarian Party Sees Growth From Previous Year

From the New Jersey Libertarian Party:

In 2001, an appeals court ruled that New Jersey’s practice of not allowing anyone to register to vote as anything other than Democrat, Republican, or Independent was unconstitutional. This was the result of a lawsuit brought by a coalition of political parties, including the NJ Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

NORML New Jersey Chapter Member Don DeZarn running as Libertarian for State Senate

Posted on NORML New Jersey’s website. 

Posted by Don Dezarn on Monday, May 20, 2013

My name is Don DeZarn and I am the Libertarian Party Nominee for the New Jersey State Senate in the 14th Legislative District.  I am an active member of NORMLNJ and I’m committed to making the call for ‘full legalization of marijuana’ a central theme in my upcoming campaign.… Read more ...

Libertarian New Jersey State Senate Candidate Don Dezarn on Adam Kokesh’s Arrest

On May 18th, Adam Kokesh, libertarian activist, veteran, radio and TV host was arrested at “Smoke Down Prohibition V” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was a rally in support for maurijuana legalization. Kokesh was arrested before he could even smoke. He is currently being held in a detention center. Fans on Facebook are posting “Free Adam Kokesh” statuses and calling en masse the switchboard for the jail.… Read more ...

New Jersey Libertarian Party Candidates Update

Currently, in the November  5, 2013 elections in New Jersey, the New Jersey Libertarian Party has eight candidates running.

Kenneth Kaplan for Governor

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kenneth-Kaplan-for-Governor/375091632612317


Steven J. Uccio for State Assembly, 14th district

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StevenJUccioForAssembly


Sean O’Connor for State Assembly, 14th district

Website: http://seanoconnor2013.com/


Patrick McNight for State Assembly, 16th District

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Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan to Run for Governor of New Jersey in 2013

This was posted May 2nd on the New Jersey Libertarian Party Facebook page:

Pleased to announce our Gubernatorial nomination, Kenneth Kaplan. A father of two grown children, Kaplan is a long time libertarian and commercial real estate broker. A graduate of Brandies University and NYU School of Law, Kaplan is president of KenKap Realty Corp, and past president of the Livingston Lions Club.

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NJ Libertarian Party Activist Compels Officials to Obey Law

From an article by Linda Moss published in The Montclair Times (and on NorthJersey.com), Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Most of the 21 Montclair officials who were reported to the state for failing to file Financial Disclosure Statements have now handed in those documents, according to the Township Clerk’s Office.

The Libertarian Party and John Paff, chairman of its Open Government Advocacy Project, complained to the Local Finance Board last month that 21 elected or appointed Montclair officials had failed to file their statements.… Read more ...

Former NJ Libertarian Party chairman Michael Pierone Appointed to School Board

Gold America Group:

NJ Libertarian Party life member and former NJ Libertarian Party chairman Michael Pierone of White Township (Warren County) was appointed, as a Libertarian, to the Board of Education of the Warren County Vocational School District. His term began January 1, 2011 and expires on December 31, 2014.… Read more ...