12 Libertarians Wins 2017 Elections

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The year after a presidential election is usually a quiet time for politics with few people even feigning interest in getting out to vote on their city and state legislator who either became a part of the newly elected president’s administration or live in one of the few states with odd numbered election years.

While many libertarians would have been complacent and ignore politics until 2018, some ran for office and as a result, the party has 12 new local offices under their belt. There were also many candidates who did not win, but garnered a high percentage of votes.

“Running for office as a Libertarian is nothing short of heroes work. Libertarian candidates go into it knowing that it is an uphill battle, that the cards are stacked against us, but they do it anyway. They do it to give voters a choice. They do it to give liberty a voice. And they do it to help build our party.

And sometimes, despite the odds, they win,” stated Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict.

Congratulations to all those who were elected!

 

Below are those libertarians who won their respective elections:

— Jim Turney – Altamonte Springs City Commission – Florida

— Greg Perry – Rome Township Auditor – Pennsylvania

— Jennifer Moore – Auditor of Upper Providence in Montgomery County – Pennsylvania

— James Fryman – Victory Township Supervisor in Venango County – Pennsylvania

— Demo Agoris – Houston Borough Council in Washington County – Pennsylvania

— Jerry Geleff – Exeter Township School Director in Berks County – Pennsylvania

— Jason Aucker – Spring Township Auditor in Snyder County – Pennsylvania

— Zachary Elliott (on the left in photo below) – Coconut Grove Village Council – Florida

— Kevin Cline – Long Beach City Council – Washington

— Christopher Nance – Carthage Town Commission – North Carolina

— Eleanor Russell – Houston Borough Judge of Elections – Pennsylvania

— Jake Towne – Lower Nazareth Auditor and Judge of Elections – Pennsylvania

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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