Roland Riemers, Secretary of State (and Party Chairman) (received 5.3% of vote and thus ballot status) email@example.com, and 701-317-1803
Anthony Mangnall, Tax Commissioner (was a place holder, but received 6.3% of the vote, just on the Libertarian label, which show we really do have a good base of support.) firstname.lastname@example.org
WE NEED YOUR NAME AS A CANDIDATE FOR 2016, EITHER FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE OR LOCAL OFFICE. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO STAND UP FOR YOUR BELIEFS, THEN YOU ARE NOT MUCH BETTER THEN A DEMOCRAT OR EVEN A REPUBLICAN. CONTACT US - N O W - SO WE CAN GET YOUR NAME ON THE LIBERTARIAN BALLOT FOR 2016. CANN'T RUN? THEN DONATE $10 A MONTH - THE COST OF ONE MEAL - TO HELP SUPPORT THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO PUT THEIR NAME FORWARD. EVEN WITH OUR LIMITED MEMBERSHIP, $10 A MONTH WOULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN OUR CAMPAIGNS.
Currently candidates for the 2016 race
Lt. Governor - Joshua Voytek (as Party Treasurer) U.S. Senate (against John Hoeven) - Robert Marquette U.S. House (against Kevin Cramer) - Jack Seaman Insurance Commissioner - Nick Bata Public Service Commissioner - Thomas Skadeland State Auditor - Roland Reimers State Senate for District 16 Fargo - Kevin Johnson
Offices Open in 2016 are: President Governor (need 5% to maintain ballot status) Attorney General (or 5% to maintain ballot status, but hard to find lawyer to run) State Treasurer Superintendent of Public Instruction (non-partisan) Any North Dakota House or Senate seat in an even-numbered district
For the Governor and US Senate races, candidates must be at least 30 years old. For all the other statewide races, they must be at least 25. For the Libertarian Party in North Dakota, the most important race for continued ballot access is the Governor race, as the Governor/Lieutenant Governor candidates must secure at least 5% of the statewide votes in order for the Libertarian Party to remain on the ballot in 2018.
But as well as the statewide races, we really would like to encourage candidates for state senator and and representative. These candidates have a tough job getting through the primary, as very few Libertarians vote in the primary elections. It takes 1% of the district population, or 149 votes, to make it through the primary. So, to encourage these candidates, if they make an effort to get through the primary, me and Marty Risky have agreed we will donate $1,000 to the top 5 vote getters towards their general election campaign.
So, get involved and contact either me or Jack to let us know your are interested because we want to firm up our list of candidates this Fall so they can get a good start on the 2016 campaign.