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Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia

 

Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia

Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia
Senate leader None
House leader None
Founded 2012
Headquarters 4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Suite 181
Washington, DC 20016
Ideology Libertarianism
National affiliation Libertarian Party (United States)
Colors Blue; Yellow
Website
www.dclibertarians.org
Politics of the United States
Political parties
Elections

The Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia is a political party in the United States active in Washington, DC.[1][2] It is the recognized affiliate of the national Libertarian Party.

The Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia is dedicated to the same ideas represented by the national Libertarian Party but also focuses on issues specific to DC such as "taxation without representation", home rule, and DC statehood.

History

2012 Election cycle

Due to the efforts of Bruce Majors,[1] Tthe Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia became a major party after the November 2012 elections.[3] Libertarian candidate Bruce Majors ran for Congressional delegate for the District of Columbia in 2012 and received 13,462 votes in the general election, well over the 7,500 needed to make the District of Columbia Libertarian Party a major party in the District through at least 2016.[4]

2014 Election cycle

Seven Libertarians appeared on the April 2014 primary ballot in Washington, D.C., in 7 different races.[5] Three Libertarian candidates are immigrants or have immigrant parents. The candidates in the 2014 general election were:

  • Pranav Badhwar, Ward 6 City Council seat.[5] Ron Paul delegate in 2012. Received 10 percent of the vote.[6]
  • John Daniel, Shadow Senator.[5][7] Start up entrepreneur, Israeli immigrant. Received 4 percent of the vote.[6]
  • Bruce Majors, Mayor.[5] Realtor, 2012 nominee for Congress[8] Received 1 percent of the vote.[6]
  • Martin Moulton, Shadow Representative to Congress.[5][9] Ron Paul alternate in 2012. Received 6 percent of the vote.[6]
  • Ryan Sabot, Ward 3 City Council seat.[5] Student at American University, chair of the D.C. Libertarian Party. Received 13 percent of the vote.[6]
  • Frederick Steiner, City Council At Large.[5] Received 1 percent of the vote.[6]

In addition, Kyle Walker ran as a write-in candidate for Council Chair.[10] William Hanff, Assistant Professor of Mass Media and Television Production at the University of the District of Columbia,[11] ran as a write-in candidate in the general election for the Ward 5 City Council seat.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Gary Johnson D.C. Presidential Vote: Libertarian Candidate Seeks To Upset Mitt Romney". The Huffinton Post. 11/05/2012 T Updated: 11/06/2012. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.), UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (U.S.A.)". Mondo Politico. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Sommer, Will (26 November 2013). "Atlas Runs". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ DeBonis, Mike (November 11, 2012). "Libertarians' vote total wins party access to D.C. ballot". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Candidates: April 1, 2014 Primary Election". District of Columbia Board of Elections. January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "General Election Unofficial Results". District of Columbia Board of Elections. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ DeBonis, Mike (January 2, 2014). "Race for D.C. mayor now a little less crowded". The Washington Post. 
  8. ^ DeBonis, Mike (November 10, 2012). "Libertarians' vote total wins party access to D.C. ballot". The Washington Post. 
  9. ^ Chibbaro Jr., Lou (January 15, 2014). "D.C. Council candidates court LGBT voters". Washington Blade. 
  10. ^ "Kyle Walker". Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Faculty and Staff". College of Arts and Sciences, University of the District of Columbia. Archived from the original on February 12, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "William Hanff". Libertarian Party. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 

External links

  • Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia website
  • National Libertarian Party website
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