Libertarian Party of Arkansas
|Libertarian Party of Arkansas|
|National affiliation||Libertarian Party (United States)|
|Colors||a shade of Blue; Yellow|
|Politics of the United States
The Libertarian Party of Arkansas is the Arkansas affiliate of the Libertarian Party. The state chair is Jessica Paxton. Arkansas is the only state in the U.S. in which the Libertarian Party has never had a candidate on the ballot for any partisan office other than president .
On May 18, 2011, the Libertarian Party of Arkansas submitted 16,139 signatures to the Arkansas Secretary of State, Mark Martin in the hopes of becoming an official political party in Arkansas and running candidates. On June 16, 2011, the Secretary of State certified the Libertarian Party of Arkansas as an official party in the state of Arkansas for the first time in history.
On April 14, 2012, the Libertarian Party of Arkansas (LPAR) nominated candidates for the 2012 election during their state convention. The LPAR nominated candidates to run in all four Congressional districts as well as candidates in several state-wide and local races.
Among the LPAR’s nominated candidates:
1st District House: Jessica Paxton, Marion
2nd District House: Chris Hayes, Little Rock
3rd District House: David Pangrac, Van Buren
4th District House: Robert “Bobby” Tullis, Mineral Springs
State Senate District 13: Frank Gilbert, Tull
State Senate District 25: David Dinwiddie, Pine Bluff
State Senate District 31: Glen Schwarz, Little Rock
State Representative District 51: Rodger Paxton, Marion
Saline County Judge: Gordon Hall, Bryant
Constable, Sebastian County Upper Township: Steve Jones, Fort Smith
Crawford County Justice of the Peace: Crystal Pangrac, Van Buren
Constable, Henderson Township: William “Bill” House, Bonnerdale
Justice of the Peace, Sebastian County: Brian Leach, Fort Smith
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