Libertarian Party of North Dakota

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Libertarian Party of North Dakota
Region: 6
Officers
Chair: Steven Potter
Vice Chair: Bret Weiland
Secretary: Kevin Gilgallon
Treasurer: Joshua Voytek
Contact
Website: Website
Social Media
Facebook: Facebook

The Libertarian Party of North Dakota is the North Dakota affiliate of the Libertarian Party.

History

In the 1990s, businessman Marty Rikse was the chairman of the Libertarian Party of North Dakota. Monthly meetings were held in Fargo, North Dakota at a Chinese eatery. A semi-regular state party newsletter was published. Keith Hanson became the chairman in 2002, and David Helfter became the vicechair. Helfter was also the Libertarian Party of Minnesota representative for Minnesota State University Moorhead and the co-founder of an interest group called Friends of Democracy.

In the spring of 2004, David Helfter died suddenly. In 2006, the Libertarian Party of North Dakota collected enough petition signatures from qualified voters to formally organize themselves into a political party.

In 2010, the Libertarian Party of North Dakota sued the State of North Dakota for excluding their legislative candidates from the general election ballot. While the party had submitted enough signatures to organize itself, North Dakota won’t let minor parties place nominees on the November ballot for legislature unless between 10% and 15% of all the voters who turn out in a primary election choose that minor party’s primary ballot.

The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld the law as did the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Libertarian Party of North Dakota has asked the United States Supreme Court in review their case.

Leadership

Current

Former

Chair
Vice Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Newsletter Editor

Affiliates

Conventions

  • December 3, 2002
  • April 3, 2004 - Fargo, North Dakota
  • November 7, 2015[1]
  • January 2018

Elections

See: Libertarian Party of North Dakota Historical Election Results

Size and Influence

Year Minimum
Unique
Voters
Minimum
Percent
Of 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 240 318 44 58.25 45
2016 70,818 20.24% 265 350 56 73.88 45
2015 231 305 40 52.85 44
2014 15,238 5.97% 217 293 36 48.68 46
2013 203 280 31 42.83 50
2012 13,098 4.02% 186 265 36 51.30 50
2011 157 229 24 35.02 51
2010 8,315 3.45% 150 222 32 47.45 51
2009 146 220 25 37.60 51
2008 1,354 0.42% 139 211 27 41.06 51
2007 128 196 21 32.17 51
2006 2,194 1.00% 124 191 15 23.10 51
2005 109 169 17 26.31 51
2004 4,193 1.33% (Aug) 32 49.64 51
2003 26 40.70 51
2002 31 48.58 51
2001 40 62.59 51
2000 660 0.23% 43 66.98 51
1999 41 64.70 51
1998 36 56.44 51
1997 20 31.20 51
1996 847 0.31% 31 48.22 51
1995 13 20.26 51
1994 11 17.19 51
1993 7 10.99 51
1992 416 0.13% 9 14.16 51
1991 5 7.88 51
1990 5 7.84 51
1989 2 3.09 51
1988 4,334 1.40% 2 3.05 51
1987
1986
1985
1984 703 0.22%
1983
1982
1981
1980 3,743 1.19%
1979
1978
1977
1976 256 0.08%
1975
1974
1973
1972

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