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Top 12 Hottest Libertarian (and libertarian) candidates on the ballot 2014

6 Sep
Among their other crimes, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, et al, force us to look at them on the news and the Sunday chat shows!

The candidates below were rated as “hot” on the purely superficial basis of being hot looking.  As it turns out, they all seem to be running respectable campaigns and have respectably libertarian philosophies. (As is always true, there are so MANY MANY others who could have been included, and will be next time!)

Tim Moen
Athabasca, Canada

Libertarian Party of Canada

My name is Tim Moen and I have served my community as a firefighter, paramedic, business owner, filmmaker, volunteer as well as a father and husband. I have been living in Fort McMurray for over 13 years and I have lived in the town of Athabasca in the 90’s. Whether I was working as a medic in Athabasca or as a firefighter in Fort McMurray, my primary focus has been on serving and protecting life and property. You may remember me as the guy who worked on a film with Neil Young and then wrote an article (Click Here For Article) outing Neil for his hypocrisy and hyperbole.
I am not a politician and have never been involved in politics; I have no desire to govern people. I understand the fact that I am incapable of controlling the lives of other people by simple virtue of the fact that I’M NOT THEM. I have grown increasingly intolerant over the years of people in government harming individuals by failing to recognize the fact that they neither have the right nor the competence to govern others. Like a fire mindlessly consuming and destroying all property and life in its path, government has an unquenchable appetite for power and money at the expense of its citizens. I intend to do what I can to continue fighting destructive forces and allowing free-born people the chance to continue flourishing by creating value for the world.

Emily O’Neil
Bedford, New Hampshire 

State Representative
(Ron Paul) Republican

Ms. O’Neill, recently retired from the military, is a former resident of the DC metropolitan area; a 1st Lieutenant in the NH Army National Guard, Emily provides small businesses and non-profits with public relations and marketing strategies through her own consulting firm, Silver Key Communications, LLC. In addition to her civilian career, she serves as a public affairs officer for a Field Artillery unit.

She is a New Hampshire native, and was raised in New Boston, the youngest of four daughters. Remaining close with her family, Emily assists her parents with a clothing business.
Emily received her B.A. in Communication with High Honors from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). She earned her commission as an officer from the UNH Army ROTC program and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. While in school, Emily led two student organizations, held various leadership roles within ROTC, and trained one weekend a month with a NH Army National Guard unit.
Early Career and Military Service
Following a media internship with a student organization, Emily worked as a press secretary for a high-profile member of Congress. She then shifted her focus to her military career, completing a three-month long Human Resources Course at Fort Jackson, SC, continuing her service as a human resources officer in the Washington, DC Army National Guard.
In additional to her traditional role as a Guardsman, Emily served on orders to develop strategic plans and created a comprehensive antiterrorism manual for the DC National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters.
Key Issues: Taxes, Budgeting, and the Economy
As an entrepreneur, Emily understands the importance of government stepping aside, and allowing businesses to thrive on their own. Government red tape and burdensome taxes stifle innovation and growth.
These problematic taxes and regulations are often the consequence of reckless spending. With responsible measures put in place, NH should have what every family is expected to maintain: a sensible, balanced budget.
Emily will never vote to raise taxes nor place senseless restrictions on businesses. She will make every effort to cut spending and ensure that tax dollars are spent appropriately and carefully.
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Pranav Badhwar 

Washington DC

City Council Ward 6
Libertarian Party

A father of two, Mr. Badhwar was a 2012 Ron Paul delegate to Tampa before changing parties.  He is the child of a philosophy professor who was acquainted with Ayn Rand.


Julie Fox
Chicago, IL 

Libertarian Candidate For Illinois Comptroller

Born in Chicago, Ms. Fox has lived most of her life in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Julie has considered the Fox Valley her home for most of the last 33 years. She has been a resident of Dundee for 14 of the last 16 years, and currently resides in West Dundee.

Fox has grown up in a tight-knit family of mostly Irish descent, which settled in the Chicago area in the late 1800s. She is one of eight siblings. She is the mother of two grown children and aunt to seven nieces and nephews. Most of her family remains in the Chicago land area.

Julie received a B.S. with Distinction in Biochemistry from the University of IL Champaign-Urbana in 1980. She received a B.S. with Honors in Biology from the University of IL Chicago in 1981. Fox began work in the field of accounting in 1987. She passed the CPA exam in 1995.

In addition to her academic work, Fox has also been involved in athletics. She received the Avery Brundage Athletic Scholarship in 1980, and was 1979 Illinois Collegiate Powerlifting Champion in her weight division.

Fox has been employed as Controller for U.S. operations of Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. since 1998. Bell Flavors and Fragrances is a family-owned international chemical manufacturing company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. Prior to her position at Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Fox served as Accounting Manager at Arthur Machinery, Inc.

Julie’s involvement in politics began in 1993, when she first discovered and joined the Libertarian Party at both the state and national levels. She and fellow Libertarian activist Ken Prazak co-founded the Fox Valley Libertarian Party in 1995, which she currently serves as Chair of. Fox was Co-founder, President and Treasurer of the Coalition for Accountability in Public Education (CAPE) from 1997 to 1999, during which time the group defeated four school tax referenda in 18 months in the eighth largest school district (D300) in Illinois.

Fox was elected to the Dundee Township Library District Board in 2001, and re-elected in 2005. She served as Treasurer of the board from 2003 to 2005. Fox is past Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of Illinois and has also served as Treasurer for Libertarian campaigns in both Illinois and Wisconsin over the last ten years. She served as a regional representative on the Libertarian National Committee from 2006 to 2010, and as a member of their Audit Committee from 2008-2012.

Julie currently serves as Chair of the Fox Valley Libertarian Party and is a member of the Libertarian Party of Illinois’ Communications Committee.

About Me

I am the educated choice for State Comptroller, being the only Certified Public Accountant – in fact, the only accountant at all! – running for the office of head accountant for the State of Illinois. The Comptroller’s position is not one of a policy maker; it’s more one of a accounting manager. Does it seem ironic to you that those running for such a position are politicians, not accountants? Well, it does to me, and that’s why I’m running. We need an educated accountant managing Illinois’ books!


Martin Moulton

Washington DC

U.S. Congress – Shadow Delegate
Libertarian Party

Mr. Moulton is a web designer and a long-term resident of the Shaw neighborhood.  He was a 2012 Ron Paul alternate to Tampa before changing parties.


Joan Stanley
Bozeman MT 

State Senate
Libertarian Party

I was born in New York City and found my way to the beautiful state of Montana via Miami, FL and San Diego, CA.  After twenty five years, I consider Montana my home.  There is no other place on earth that I would rather live.  

I enjoy growing organic vegetables, collecting eggs from my chickens, hiking, shooting, fishing, camping, riding my horse, floating the river, and watching the antelope, deer and any other critters that like to hang out on my property and most other things that we Montanans like to do. 

I also have a burning desire to help our country, and our great state of Montana rise up from the turmoil we find ourselves in today. That is why I am running for Montana State Senator. 
I am not a politician and have not run for the legislature or any other office in the past, but I know that I would represent all Montanans to the best of my ability and fight for the issues that concern them most. 

I would be honored to have your support.

I’m a Libertarian. I believe in limited government, less government intervention, individual freedom and moral Responsibility. I oppose the initiation of the use of coercion by anyone upon the person or property of anyone else for any reason.

Libertarians advocate for extremely small (limited) government, which would allow the individual to be free of government intrusion in their life and their wallet.
I support the rational principle of the individual human rights of life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.

I do not believe that government has the right to dictate to any individual what he or she should or should not do to their bodies. This is one reason why I support the federal legalization of marijuana as well as hemp farming. I also support legalizing and taxing marijuana for all persons over the age of 21, and a gradual controlled withdrawal from the failed War on Drugs and the ending of incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders. (Fact: Colorado: First month of legal marijuana sales yields $3.5 million in taxes and fees. Imagine the revenue going to state, not federally controlled, school programs).

Tax revenue generated from the legalization of Marijuana for recreational use would give us the ability to fund our local school programs and at the same time cut property taxes significantly.
I am a strong defender of the Constitution and will not waiver from my beliefs. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “What have you wrought?” He answered, “…a Republic, if you can keep it.”

 I am against mass surveillance, The Patriot Act, the NDAA, and all other violations to our Bill of Rights. (I would support a bill to reaffirm Montana citizens’ 4th amendment rights.)
I do not support the U.S. War Machine.

I will defend the right of self-defense by protecting our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms.

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” – Alexander Hamilton, 1775 


Arvin Vohra 
Bethesda MD 

U.S. House of Representatives (4th District)
Libertarian Party

Arvin Vohra is an edu­ca­tor and entre­pre­neur who was born and raised in Mary­land. His lat­est book is Lies, Damned Lies, and Col­lege Admis­sions. His com­pa­nies includeArvin Vohra Edu­ca­tion, Mind Sculp­tor Soft­ware, and His book,The Equa­tion for Excel­lence: How to Make Your Child Excel at Math, has been pub­lished in both the United States and China, and has been fea­tured on Chan­nel 9 News. Before start­ing his own busi­ness, he stud­ied Math­e­mat­ics and Eco­nom­ics at Brown Uni­ver­sity, and then worked as an actu­ary. Read more »


Dorit Goikhman

New Jersey

U.S. Congress (6th District)
Libertarian Party 

Fiscally conservative, socially accepting – 100% common sense. 


Dave Sgambellone
Annapolis, MD 

Anne Arundel County Council
Libertarian Party

Mr. Sgambellone is a system analyst for the Department of Defense.


Esperanza Garcia-Weller 

Dallas TX

Justice of the Peace
Libertarian Party


Jeffrey Carson 

Arlington VA

U.S. Congress 8th District
Libertarian Party

Jeffrey Carson is running for Congress in Virginia’s 8th district because he believes the public deserves to know the truth about Washington… the truth about everything. He believes the worries that Americans have about the direction of this country are warranted, but that no challenge we face is insurmountable. And he wants to inspire the next generation of Americans by showing them there are everyday people fighting right now to break through party lines, disrupt the status quo, and fundamentally transform the entrenched political landscape in Washington.


Cean Stevens
Anchorage AK

State House
Libertarian Party

I have called Alaska my home for more than 45 years. Having extensively traveled the world, I know that there is no place I would rather be. I have built my businesses here. My friends and family are here. My heart is here. I decided to run for State House as a Libertarian after hearing my neighbors voice their concerns over the challenges we are having in the neighborhood. In the same breath they would exclaim “Well, there’s not much you can do about it”. In my world, there are 3 types of people…
  1. People who make things happen.
  2. People who watch things happen.
  3. People who wonder what happened.
I’ve never been one to sit on the sidelines and watch things happen, or wonder what happened. I would be honored to be your voice in district 19.
My Positions:
  • Rights belong to individuals – not government
  • STOP runaway state spending!
  • Individual liberties
  • Free market solutions
  • Education focused on developing learning and critical thinking skills.
  • Is Alaska equal to other states?
  • Fight for complete ownership of our fish and game resources
  • Increase the PFD by divesting the “Rainy Day Account.”
I’ve worked hard my whole life and I will work just as hard to make sure the needs of our diverse community are not forgotten. If you are curious about libertarians, check here
You may donate by check: 
Cean Stevens for House
317 N Flower Street
Anchorage, AK 99508
If you’re serious about libertarians, VOTE FOR ME!

Tanks as Protection Against Dangerous Libertarians

9 Aug

N.H. City Wants a “Tank” to Use Against Occupiers and Libertarians

Concord police listed the nonviolent groups as domestic terror threats in a federal grant application.

| Tue Aug. 6, 2013 
A Lenco armored police vehicle, parked near an Occupy DC camp in 2012. 
After the public release of a document in which he suggested that Occupiers and libertarians pose a domestic terror threat to Concord, New Hampshire, the city’s police chief has backed away from the claim.
In an application to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking more than $250,000 to purchase an armored police vehicle, the capital city of New Hampshire specified the local branch of the Occupy movement and the Free State Project, an effort to recruit “liberty-loving people” to relocate to the Granite State, as potential sources of terrorist action.
“The State of New Hampshire’s experience with terrorism slants primarily towards the domestic type,” the filing reads. “We are fortunate that our State has not been victimized from a mass casualty event from an international terrorism strike however on the domestic front, the threat is real and here. Groups such as the Sovereign Citizens, Free Staters and Occupy New Hampshire are active and present daily challenges.”
The application was obtained by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union (NHCLU) through a public records request, and is one ofmore than 250 filed by the American Civil Liberties Union to trackwhat it sees as the increasing militarization of police departmentsthroughout the country.
While the sovereign citizens movement has a history of racism and violence, Police Chief John Duval now says that he doesn’t actually believe the Free State Project or Occupy New Hampshire are domestic terror threats. “I wish I would have worded things different in retrospect,” he says. “I understand why their eyebrows are raised about that.” He chalks up the wording to the limitations of writing a detailed proposal in only three pages and says it was meant to refer to the “unpredictable nature of unpredictable people who attach themselves to otherwise lawful situations.”
Duval has no plans to issue a formal apology, but he has exchanged emails with Carla Gericke, president of the Free State Project, to explain his position, which he has also attempted to clarify with local reporters

Read the rest at Mother Jones..

New Hampshire Liberty Party convenes

19 Feb
I’ve joined, on line anyway, the New Hampshire Liberty Party, which seems to include libertarians and allow you to be a member of another party simultaneously.  They seem to be Free State Projectish, advocating that New Hampshire leave the United States.

Wait!  I thought proglodytes told me only racist neo-Confederate southerners were secessionists!

I have a personal carpetbagger question for readers too:  should I move to Virginia and run for Delegate in 2013 even if I move back to DC and run for office there in 2014?

  • In accordance with Article 5 of the bylaws of the NH Liberty Party, the NHLP Annual Convention shall take place during the Free State Project’s Liberty Forum.
    This year, the convention will be held on Saturday Feb 23 from 5-7 pm.
    The new State Committee shall be elected, and the members may choose to amend the bylaws.

    Attendance: Attendance to the the Liberty Forum is not required to attend the NHLP Annual Convention. The particular room for the NHLP convention has yet to officially be determined.

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