Libertarian Party of Louisiana

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Libertarian Party of Louisiana
General Information
Chartered: 1972
Region: 7
Officers
Chair: Rufus Craig
Vice Chair: Michael Dodd
Secretary: Shannon Sloan Thomas
Treasurer: Jason France
Contact
Website: Website
Social Media

The Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) was founded in 1972. It has had ballot access in Louisiana since a law changed in 2004, allowing the LPL to become an official party in Louisiana. Since 2006, candidates have been able to run for office with "Libertarian" printed on the ballot next to their name (rather than "other" as before) and registered voters have had the option of choosing the Libertarian Party as a pre-printed choice on their voter registration forms. Since 2006, registered Libertarians are designated by LBT on their registration cards rather than OTHER which is used for non-recognized parties.

Membership

The Libertarian Party of Louisiana gained official party status in 2006. Since then, registered voters have been able to choose the Libertarian Party as a pre-printed choice when registering to vote, instead of having to write the party name in. As of May 30th 2017, the Libertarian Party of Louisiana has 14,330 registered voters. As of May, 2017, 201 national dues paying members reside in Louisiana. State membership dues are presently $25.

Current Officers and Committee Chairs

Parish SCC Representatives

Current Parish Executive Committees

The Libertarian Party of Louisiana is the only Libertarian Party affiliate to have 'Parish' affiliates, and one of two to not have county affiliates (Alaska has 'boroughs').[1]

Past Officers, Committee Members & Key Volunteers

Founding Members

Chairs

Vice-Chairs

Secretary

Treasurer

Membership Officer

Finance Officer

Elections Officer

Economic Development Officer

Executive Director - Contract/Paid

At-Large SCC Representative

Ascension Parish Rep

Avoyelles Parish Rep

Baton Rouge Regional Rep

Bayou Regional Rep

Bossier Parish Rep

Caddo Parish Rep

Calcasieu Parish Rep

CENLA Central Louisiana Regional Rep

East Baton Rouge Rep

Lafayette Regional Rep

Lafayette Parish Rep

Lafourche Parish Rep

Lake Charles Regional Rep

Lincoln Parish Rep

Livingston Parish Rep

Monroe Regional Rep

New Orleans Regional Rep

North Shore Regional Rep

Ouachita Parish Rep

St Bernard Parish Rep

St Charles Parish Rep

St Landry Parish Rep

St Mary Parish Rep

Newsletter Editor

Webmaster

Social Networking

Database Manager

Unknown Office

Awards

Walking Liberty Award

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who rises above the crowd by personally spreading the Libertarian message through personal contact with more citizens and voters than anyone else. There is no requirement that it be given on a periodic basis, and is only awarded when someone meets the standard set by the inaugural recipient, T. Lee Horne, III. The award itself is a current year proof version of the Silver American Eagle[2] coin with the "Walking Liberty" design.
Recipients:

  • 2008 - T. Lee Horne, III {in recognition for his spreading the message of Liberty across the state during his three year RV campaign for governor for 2007}

Elected and Uncontested Libertarians

  • Martin Wade Justice of the Peace, Ward 10, District 4, Lafourche Parish. Elected on October 14, 2017. [3]
  • Randall T Hayes, Alderman, Village of Atlanta, Louisiana, 2012-2016. Randall Hayes won uncontested.
  • Michael Riffe, Alderman, Village of Sikes, Louisiana, 2012-2016. Michael Riffe won uncontested.
  • Gregory King, Lincoln Justice of the Peace Ward 3, 2013-2019. Gregory King won uncontested.
  • Chad Ivery Perry, Calcasieu Justice of the Peace Ward 7, 2014-2020. Chad Perry is the 1st Louisiana Libertarian to win a runoff election in a Louisiana jungle primary. Chad Perry won 52% to Danny Landry(D) 48%.
  • William McBride, Washington, LA Town Council District 3, 2014-2018. William McBride is the 1st Louisiana Libertarian to win a primary election. William McBride won 58.70% to Laura Budden(R) 41.30%.
  • Justin Bonnette, Vernon Justice of the Peace Ward 6, 2014-2018. Justin Bonnette won uncontested.
  • Henry Herford, Franklin Constable of JOP District 1, 2014-2018. Henry Herford won uncontested.
  • Historically noteworthy. We had 19 Libertarian candidates running in Louisiana for the November 2014 election. Randall Lord, running for US House, Louisiana Congressional District 4, received the top Libertarian voter percentage in US federal elections with 26.56% and 55,224 votes.

Current Candidates

2016

Past Election Results

See: Libertarian Party of Louisiana Historical Election Results

Size and Influence

Year Minimum
Unique
Voters
Minimum
Percent
Of Voters
Registered
Voters

(Oct/Nov)
Percent
of
Registered
Voters
Signature
Members
(Dec)
Signature
Members
Per
Million
Population
LNC
Total Donors
2004 - 2016
Or
Active Members
1972 - 2003

(Dec)
LNC Donors
Per
Million
Population
State Rank
Of Total LNC
Donors
(Of 51)
2017 8,767 2.07% 1,190 254 247 52.73 22
2016 37,978 1.85% 14,088 0.47% 1,201 257 197 42.08 31
2015 10,778 1,092 234 125 26.76 30
2014 84,942 5.65% 10,478 0.36% 1,061 228 125 26.88 30
2013 7,558 1,024 221 132 28.51 30
2012 124,572 6.18% 6,889 0.23% 985 214 138 29.97 32
2011 12,528 1.18% 931 203 126 27.54 30
2010 13,957 1.07% 3,877 0.13% 895 197 137 30.14 30
2009 855 190 131 29.17 31
2008 18,590 0.94% 2,669 0.10% 810 183 137 30.89 31
2007 3,995 0.30% 754 172 120 27.42 31
2006 60,175 6.30% 2,541 0.09% 722 168 93 21.61 32
2005 668 146 121 26.44 32
2004 15,097 0.77% 1,432 0.05% (Aug) 145 31.85 35
2003 6,745 0.48% 131 28.98 34
2002 75,907 5.99% 1,170 0.04% 158 35.13 32
2001 172 38.41 35
2000 58,233 3.28% 1,016 0.04% 213 47.63 35
1999 207 47.35 33
1998 3,227 0.33% 691 0.03% 183 41.95 36
1997 154 35.39 34
1996 7,499 0.42% 166 38.26 32
1995 310 0.02% 87 20.10 34
1994 360 0.02% 65 15.09 34
1993 63 14.70 33
1992 3,155 0.18% 325 0.01% 76 17.80 33
1991 2,391 0.15% 68 16.03 34
1990 393 0.03% 64 15.17 34
1989 52 12.23 34
1988 4,115 0.25% 47 10.96 32
1987
1986
1985
1984 1,876 0.11% 219
1983
1982 20,821 4.01%
1981
1980 8,240 0.53% 175
1979 40,245
1978
1977
1976 3,134 0.25%
1975 862
1974 7,131 0.59%
1973
1972

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_(United_States)
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Silver_Eagle
  3. http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20171014/several-lafourche-parish-races-decided

External Links

http://lplouisiana.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_Party_of_Louisiana


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