Saturday, November 08, 2008

Kansas election results

We elected one libertarian in Kansas in 2008. Fredrick Campbell was (re)elected to the County Attorney position in Anderson County.

We retained ballot access for another 2 years due to Randall Hodgkinson’s 3rd place showing gaining 2.1% of the vote (24,946) in the statewide race of US Senate.

Other good showings included Sheri Stearns (Gardner) who had just under 13% of the vote in a 3-way race with the R & D’s. The best showing we have had in a 3-way with the R’s & D’s in the race in a long while if not ever.

We are making progress (even if slow) to getting the message out that the Libertarian Party is not a protest vote but a good vote. This election showed that we need to concentrate on lower level races so we can start winning and take that success to higher levels as we grow.

Speaking of lower level races --- Now that the fall elections are over, it is time to start thinking about the spring races. These spring races are non-partisan meaning you do not run with an R, D or L after your name on the ballot.

These races include most City Councils, School Boards, Community College Trustee’s, Water Boards, and other races as well.

We need candidates for these races next spring.
Most of the filing deadlines are early January 2009 so you need to decide quickly.

If you plan to run in a non-partisan race this spring – please let the LPKS know.

Mark off March 7th and leave this as an open date on you calendars - why coming soon!

Rob Hodgkinson - Chair

It's a great time to be a Libertarian in Kansas!

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