Libertarians qualify 12 candidates for November ballot

The Libertarian Party of Georgia on Tuesday officially entered the 2010 campaign season when party leaders placed a dozen candidates on the November ballot.

Libertarians in Georgia do not hold primaries, but choose their general election candidates at a convention in April.

“Today is a historic occasion for the state of Georgia, as well as the Libertarian Party of Georgia,” said Daniel Adams, chairman of Libertarian Party of Georgia. “We just qualified our first full statewide slate, including the first African-American candidate for governor and the first female candidate for lieutenant governor on the general election ballot.”

An African-American, Thurbert Baker, is running for governor as a Democrat, but faces a crowded July 20 primary. Democrats, too, will have a female on the ballot in November for lieutenant governor.

“When elected chairman, I promised to deliver to Georgia a real choice on election day and I believe today that was accomplished,” Adams said.

Running under the Libertarian banner in November are:

  • Chuck Donovan, U.S. Senate
  • John Monds, governor
  • Rhonda Martini, lieutenant governor
  • David Chastain, secretary of state
  • Don Smart, attorney general
  • Kira Willis, state school superintendent
  • Kevin Cherry, agriculture commissioner
  • Shane Bruce, insurance commissioner
  • William Costa, labor commissioner
  • James Sendelbach, Public Service Commission District 2
  • Brooke Nebel, state House District 51
  • Brad Ploeger, state House District 59

10 comments Add your comment

joe

June 29th, 2010
3:00 pm

whomever makes illegal immigration their #1 priority gets my vote.

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David S

June 29th, 2010
5:23 pm

Anyone but a Democrat or a Republican. It is a fact that only these two parties are responsible for the mess we now have. Sound enough reason to not vote for them. The Libertarian platform of committment to small government, elimination of taxation, support for the constitution and individual liberty only make they more appealing.

Go Libertarians !

Patriot1960

June 29th, 2010
5:58 pm

Just remember these are the nutcases supporting the teabaggers. They neither deserve or should be allowed to be on any ballot in any civilized country

Bawney Fwank

June 29th, 2010
6:09 pm

After just getting my GA Department of Revenue vehicle Registration Renewal and finding that the butthead Democraps and Repubicans decided to vote to renege on the one time charge/fee for my 2 Wildlife tags and now charge a yearly $35 per tag Special Tag Annual Fee, I’m mad as hell and plan to vote for every Libertian on the ballot since neither Democraps or Repubicans are trust worthy enough to honestly run our state government.
I urge all Georgians, that feel our representatives reneged/lied/screwed their constituents by making one-time fee tags retroactively speciality tags with a annual $35 tax, to take the tags off, take them to the tag office, get a free generic replacement tag and request them to send the old tag to the capital for the state representatives to ram up their crooked deceitful butts!

Patriot1960 is a Commie

June 29th, 2010
6:27 pm

Freedom is overrated, eh comrade?

Randy_O

June 29th, 2010
6:44 pm

Patriot1960 If you get to chose who is on the ballot then what is the point of having and election? The Liberals have sunk us so far into debt, lied, cheated, bullied, and cried like babies about everything and everyone. They are trying to let our country be taken over illegals and want to reward “civil” criminals with rights. Right Now we need change from the last change, it has cost America too much of everything.

Warren

June 29th, 2010
7:03 pm

Bring on the challengers! We need an alternative to the status quo. Let’s send Washington a message. The RINO’s and Communist have to get out!

Bludgeon & Skewer

June 29th, 2010
10:32 pm

Greetings All,

It’s a fine day for Liberty here in the great state of Georgia as the Libertarian Party has qualified a complete slate of statewide candidates for this this fall’s historic elections and now begins the herculean task of acquainting Georgia voters with their names and views on the issues of the day.

As Davis S has noted, the Libertarian Party stands for the stable tripod of Smaller Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom. Libertarians are hard to define in todays fractious political environment and so endure the slings and arrows of the type of commentary provided by Patriot1960. We are not nutcases by and large and while we share common ground with some of the fundamental views of the burgeoning Tea Party movement, there are major differences that have to be resolved in a reasonable manner. Both organizations support the concept of Lower Taxes which will yield the desired goal of Smaller Government. In the arena of personal freedom much debate has been had and much debate is still needed to come to a mutually acceptable position on the concept of Individual Sovereignty. Such is the nature of politics.

As the weeks and months pass until the 2nd of November, much will be said and written about candidates the Libertarian Party of Georgia has tasked with spreading the message of Liberty to all of Georgia. They will be studiously ignored by their political opponents in the republican and democrat camps while wild rumors and innuendo flit to and fro across the internet and blog-O-sphere. It will not distract us from the task at hand.

We will continue the historic work we have begun today. Our party has achieved significant firsts for politics in Georgia, we have nominated and qualified John Monds for Governor and have likewise secured a place in history for our candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Ms. Rhonda Martini. These exceptional individuals and the rest of our slate will do their utmost to earn your trust and your vote on election day while making sure that Liberty is front and center during the political debate.

To achieve success we need your support. If you never been politically active, 2010 is the year and the Libertarian Party is the place to get started. Be advised that the work is hard, the hours are long and the accolades are few and far between. Do not doubt that the work is critically important, do not doubt that your contributions are essential and never doubt that your voice counts and will be heard.

Vote for Smaller Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom! Vote Libertarian this fall!

no excuses

June 30th, 2010
5:09 pm

Randy_O,

Do you Repubs make this stuff up yourself or do you get it from one of your right-wingnut brainwashers like Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, and Coulter?

Liberals didn’t sink us into our current debt situation, it all started when good ol’ W was in office – two wars and a laissez faire financial system. In the words of your new chosen one, Sara Palin, “How’s that working for you?” Don’t blame Liberals for any of that stink, my friend. That was all Bush’s doing! Obama’s just tyring to clean up his mess.

Now I’m pretty much a left-of-center kind of guy. Fairly moderate actually. So I have a real problem with extremism (in any direction) because it never works (USSR) and is dangerous (Nazism, Jonestown). But what I hear coming from those four idiots I listed above – hatred, suspicion, fear, and even paranoia (Beck) – is nothing but extreme. Sure, they cover it up with clever slogans like “you’re a great American” and patriotic words like “freedom”, but what they’re really doing is stirring the pot. Instilling rage and fear in you so you’ll continue to listen (ratings = $$$) to get the latest warnings of what the boogy-man liberal is going to do next. Before you know it, you can’t get through the day without some of their preaching because you need the negative emotional stimulation to feel fired up and patriotic, because, of course, you’re right and they’re wrong, which means it’s all their fault!

Remember what your preacher said, be careful what you put into your mind, because that’s what you will eventually do.