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193 Texas Libertarians File for Office Including 5 for Governor



Libertarian Party of Texas
January 5, 2010
 

AUSTIN, TEXAS - January 5, 2010 - The Libertarian Party of Texas has accepted over 193 applications for their party's nomination in this year's conventions, including 5 candidates for Governor. The deadline for filing was yesterday, January 4th.

"We are pleased to have so many candidates for office," said Libertarian Party of Texas Chair Patrick Dixon. "We have a record number of contested races this year, so it should be a very exciting convention season. Of course we wanted a Libertarian candidate for every single spot on the ballot, especially certain target races, but we are pleased that we continue to attract more candidates every election."

Unlike Republicans and Democrats, the Libertarian Party of Texas holds county, district, and state conventions to nominate their candidates for public office. County conventions will be held on March 13th. District conventions will be held on March 20th. Libertarians will nominate their candidate for Governor and other statewide officials at the June 12th State Convention in Austin at the Radisson North Hotel. Libertarians accept no tax dollars for their conventions, also unlike Republicans and Democrats. According to state law, no one may vote in the Libertarian conventions if they have already voted in the March 2010 primaries.

"It especially bothers me that there will still be many races in 2010 without a Libertarian candidate in Texas. Some of the candidates that sent in forms at the last minute will not make it on the ballot, as our fax machine was getting clobbered with all the last minute filings. We will continue in the future to encourage our candidates to get their applications in earlier and not wait until the last minute," said Dixon.

"This is a proud day to be a Libertarian," said state Executive Director Robert Butler. "We continue to expand our numbers, and we are planning a very active election season for 2010. Texas voters will see and hear our message of smaller government as never before."

"Voters are frustrated about the weak economy and the ever-expanding government. They know that these two conditions are linked," agreed Dixon. "The Libertarian Party has the right answers. We need a dramatically smaller government, with less taxes and more freedom."

A complete list of Libertarian candidates can be found at: http://www.lptexas.org/content/current-candidates

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