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: