Libertarian Party of North Dakota

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Libertarian Party of North Dakota
Region: 6
Officers
Chair: Anthony Mangnall
Contact
Website: Website
Social Media

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

Conventions

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

Elections

See: Libertarian Party of North Dakota Historical Election Results

Size and Influence

Year Minimum
Unique
Voters
Signature
Members
(Dec)
LNC
Total Donors
2004 - 2016
Or
Active Members
1972 - 2003

(Dec)
2016 70,818 265 56
2015 231 40
2014 15,238 217 36
2013 203 31
2012 13,098 186 36
2011 157 24
2010 8,315 150 32
2009 146 25
2008 1,354 139 27
2007 (Nov) 128 (Nov) 21
2006 2,194 124 15
2005 109 17
2004 4,193 (Aug) 32
2003 26
2002 31
2001 40
2000 660 43
1999 41
1998 36
1997 20
1996 847 31
1995 13
1994 11
1993 7
1992 416 9
1991 5
1990 5
1989 2
1988 4,334 2
1987
1986
1985
1984 703
1983
1982
1981
1980 3,743
1979
1978
1977
1976 256
1975
1974
1973
1972

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