PRESS RELEASE – for immediate issue- May 22, 2014
Libertarian Candidates on the November Ballot
At their state convention in Howell May 17 the Libertarian Party of Michigan selected Mary Buzuma of Grand Haven as their candidate for Governor in the November 4 election. Scotty Boman was picked for Lieutenant Governor, James Lewis for Secretary of State and Justin Altman for the Attorney General spot on the ballot.
All told, Libertarians filed paperwork for 30 candidates in state and national races, with additional office-seekers in local and county races.
With candidates in 12 of the 14 Congressional districts, they continue to uphold their status as the largest, most active party behind the Democrats and Republicans.
A candidate for U.S. Senate also emerged from the convention, Jim Fulner of Berkley. Planning an active campaign, Mr. Fulner ran for congress in the 2012 election for the 9th District.
Also of note was the nomination of former Republican state representative and successful national businessman Lorence Wenke, who will be running in state senate district 20.
“We look forward to a pivotal election”, said Ms. Buzuma, who is also the state party chair. “Recent polls have shown people are very disappointed with the way our government is being run on the state and national level. The same old tired rhetoric and lackluster results from both parties in power has driven more people to identify themselves as independents rather than with either of the major parties. We hope they will see that the Libertarian platform offers common sense solutions to problems that fall within the guidelines our founding fathers enumerated in the constitution.”
CONTACT: Mary Buzuma, candidate for Governor 757-748-5606
Scotty Boman, candidate for Lieutenant Governor 313 247-2052
James (Jamie) Lewis, candidate for Secretary of State 616 254-9014
Justin Altman, candidate for Attorney General 734 274-1938
Jim Fulner, candidate for Senate 248 971-0259
Complete slate of Michigan candidates can be found at: http://old.michiganlp.org/?page_id=33