Thursday, April 14, 2011

Conventional thoughts...

Every couple of election cycles or so, the percentage of voters that alternate between Republicans and Democrats replace a few incumbents, hoping that it will bring about some sort of change in government spending or policy. In 2010, those voters helped the Republicans gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, who in turn compromised us into adding another $1.6 trillion to the federal debt.

Here in Wayne County, a Republican who ran for office in 2010, and won, claiming that it was not a good time to add or raise taxes, apparently decided that 2011 might be a better time.

If you are one of the growing number of voters that has decided switching your votes between Republicans and Democrats really isn't going to change things all that much, you might want to take a closer look at the Libertarian Party.

The Libertarian Party of Wayne County will hold its 2011 Convention on Saturday, April 16th, at 6:30 P.M., at Carver's Restaurant, 2270 Chester Blvd., Richmond IN 47374.

The public is invited to attend.

The LPWC will be accepting nominations for candidates for the 2011 City and Town Elections at the convention, along with offering a short program called "Liberty 101, What Libertarians Believe".

We will also be electing party officers for 2011, so make sure you are there if you want a position. It's also a good idea to be there if you don't wan't a position!

If you are interested in limited government, lower taxes and personal freedom, or if you are interested in running for office or helping some one else run for office, or if you would like to find out more about the Libertarian Party, or even if you just like good food and stimulating conversation, please plan on attending.

For more information, contact LPWC chairman Rex Bell at (765) 969-0086, or lpwc@msn.com

Several local Libertarian candidates received national recognition for their vote totals and percentages from the 2010 election, and one candidate achieved a total that hadn't been reached by a third party candidate for over 85 years:

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/361/061/Libertarian_Party_of_Indiana_Exhibits_Surprising_Strength.html

http://lpin.org/2010/11/16/2010-by-the-numbers-a-final-look/#more-2369

http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2011/01/green-libertarian-constitution-party-legislative-candidates-beat-records-going-back-decades/

These are the offices that are up for election in Richmond and Wayne County towns this year. There will also be openings in cities and towns in the surrounding counties. We don't want to let our momentum weaken. Please consider running for one of these offices this year, and/or recruiting limited government advocates to join us, by running for office, and/or supporting our candidates.




(Incumbents listed in brackets)





City of Richmond:


Mayor: (Sally L. Hutton)

City Clerk: (Karen Chasteen)

Common Council District 1: (Howard “Jack” Elstro)

Common Council District 2: (Kelley J. Cruse-Nicholson)

Common Council District 3: (R. Bruce Wissel)

Common Council District 4: (J. Clayton Miller)

Common Council District 5: (Bing Welch)

Common Council District 6: (Larry L. Parker)

Common Council At-Large (3 Seats) (Bob Goodwin, Diana J. Pappin, Phil Quinn)



SMALL TOWN ELECTION:



Cambridge City:

3 Town Council Seats – Wards 3,4,5

Clerk/Treasurer



Centerville and Dublin:

5 Town Council Seats – Centerville all 5 Wards, Dublin 5 Seats all At-Large

Clerk/Treasurer



East Germantown/Pershing:

5 Council Seats – All At-Large

Clerk/Treasurer



Fountain City:

5 Council Seats-Ward 2 and 2 At-Large

Clerk/Treasurer



Hagerstown:

3 Council Seats – All At-Large

Clerk/Treasurer

Town Judge



Milton:

5 Council Seats – All At-Large

Clerk/Treasurer

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