|Arkansas Libertarian Party|
|Treasurer||Casey D. Copeland|
|Address||PO Box 15214|
Little Rock, AR 72231
The Libertarian Party of Arkansas is the Arkansas affiliate of the Libertarian Party.
Arkansas is the only state in the U.S. in which (until 2011) the Libertarian Party had never had a candidate on the ballot for any partisan office other than president .
The Libertarian Party of Arkansas was able to put the national presidential candidate on the ballot for much of its history but it didn't gain ballot access for state and local candidates until 2011 when the Libertarian Party of Arkansas turned in more than 16,000 signatures to the Secretary of State. Starting in 2012, the party could run Libertarian candidates in Arkansas for the first time.
On May 18, 2011, the Libertarian Party of Arkansas submitted 16,139 signatures to the Arkansas Secretary of State, Mark Martin in the hopes of becoming an official political party in Arkansas and running candidates. On June 16, 2011, the Secretary of State certified the Libertarian Party of Arkansas as an official party in the state of Arkansas for the first time in history.
On April 14, 2012, the Libertarian Party of Arkansas (LPAR) nominated candidates for the 2012 election during their state convention. The LPAR nominated candidates to run in all four Congressional districts as well as candidates in several state-wide and local races.
1st District Representative: Mark Young
2nd District Representative: Dr. Michael Pakko
3rd District Representative: Storm Nolen
4th District Representative: Dr. Thomas Carpenter
Robert Reed, chair
Matthew Richard, webmaster
Frank Gilbert, chair
Matthew Richard, chair
Cliff Biedenharn, chair
See: Arkansas Libertarian Party Historical Election Results
Among the LPAR’s nominated candidates:
- National Office
- 1st District House: Jessica Paxton, Marion
- 2nd District House: Chris Hayes, Little Rock
- 3rd District House: David Pangrac, Van Buren
- 4th District House: Robert “Bobby” Tullis, Mineral Springs
- State Office
- State Senate District 13: Frank Gilbert, Tull
- State Senate District 25: David Dinwiddie, Pine Bluff
- State Senate District 31: Glen Schwarz, Little Rock
- State Representative District 51: Rodger Paxton, Marion
- Local Office
- Saline County Judge: Gordon Hall, Bryant
- Constable, Sebastian County Upper Township: Steve Jones, Fort Smith
- Crawford County Justice of the Peace: Crystal Pangrac, Van Buren
- Constable, Henderson Township: William “Bill” House, Bonnerdale
- Justice of the Peace, Sebastian County: Brian Leach, Fort Smith
- Libertarian Party of Arkansas Official website.
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