News Release: Libertarian Party of Michigan Nominates over 100 Candidates for November Ballot

Libertarian Party of Michigan Nominates over 100 Candidates for November Ballot
Tim O’Brien
CONTACT: Tim O’Brien

The Libertarian Party of Michigan held its annual convention in Ann Arbor last weekend nominating 107 candidates across the state for the November election ballot.

Among those chosen to carry the party’s banner this fall is Michael Corliss of Westland who will square off against Republican incumbent, Spencer Abraham and Democrat challenger, Debbie Stabenow, for U. S. Senate.

Also nominated was Jon Coon of Carsonville, the LPM’s ’94 candidate for this office, who considered the possibility of a rematch against Abraham but finally decided to instead make a second run for a position on the State Board of Education along with Diane Barnes, the party’s other ’98 candidate for that office.

The Libertarian Party of Michigan will field a full slate of candidates for all state-wide offices, as well as contesting all 16 congressional races.

State Chair, Stacy Van Oast, was elected to a second one-year term without opposition.

The party also made some changes to both its bylaws and platform, as well as choosing its delegation to the national LP’s presidential nominating convention in Anaheim, CA, over the Independence Day weekend.

“We were very pleased with the entire convention,” said organizer, Emily Salvette — herself a previous two-term LPM chair. “I haven’t seen the final credentials report, but I’d estimate that there were right around 150 delegates.”

The Saturday night banquet which featured a debate by presidential hopefuls Harry Browne, Don Gorman and Barry Hess, drew attendance of over 200.

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