Delaware Councilmen Who Switched to Libertarian Party Reelected


Ed Zielinski, councilman for Elsemere, Delaware, has been reelected. Councilman Zielinski switched to Libertarian party from the Republican party in September 2016 and claimed his switch was because “I had received no support for liberty legislation. The council has continually pushed for spending and tax increases.”

This past March, he fought for better government transparency by presenting a resolution that would have required the audio of the town council’s meetings to be posted on the Elsemere website. The resolution was unfortunately struck down 6-1.

In February, Zielinski sponsored and passed a resolution requiring all town contracts to be posted to the town website.


The Elsemere politician continually opposes increasing government spending and raising taxes. Below are some of his votes from Facebook:

Congratulations to Councilman Zielinksi and continue to fight the good fight for economic and individual liberty.

To follow the Libertarian Councilman on Facebook, click here.


Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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