Libertarian Party of Louisiana

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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 2004, 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 2004, registered Libertarians are designated by LBT on their registration cards rather than OTHER which is used for non-recognized parties.

Libertarian Party of Louisiana


Chairperson Rufus Craig
Vice-Chair Michael Dodd
Treasurer Jason France
Secretary Shannon Sloan Thomas

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Founded 1973



The Libertarian Party of Louisiana gained official party status in 2004. 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 November 2014, the Libertarian Party of Louisiana has 10,500 registered voters. As of December 2014, 143 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

Past Officers, Committee Members & Key Volunteers

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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

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Social Networking

Database Manager

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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[1] coin with the "Walking Liberty" design.

  • 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

  • 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


Past Election Results

See: Libertarian Party of Louisiana Historical Election Results

Party Registration

Voter registration statistics as reported by Ballot Access News from 1995 forward and from 1980 - 1994.

Year Registered
2016 14,088
2015 10,778
2014 10,153
2013 7,558
2012 6,889
2010 3,877
2008 2,669
2006 2,541
2004 1,432
2002 1,170
2000 1,016
1998 691
1994 360
1992 325
1984 219
1980 175

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