Libertarian Party of Florida
|Libertarian Party of Florida|
|Headquarters||Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida|
|National affiliation||Libertarian Party (United States)|
|Colors||a shade of Blue; Gold|
|Politics of the United States
The Libertarian Party of Florida or LPF, is the Florida state affiliate of the Libertarian Party (United States). The organization was founded January 21, 1987 by Charles T. Manhart and Patricia Thorpe, and its Executive Committee was incorporated in 2012.
Registration in the state of Florida has experienced significant growth.
2010 - 2012 races
In the 2012 Election, Libertarian Party of Florida candidates included Calen Fretts for Florida's 1st congressional district, Peter Richter, Franklin Perez, and Jonathan Loesche for Florida House of Representatives. The LPF also had several candidates for county and municipal races statewide.
In 2012 the Libertarian Party of Florida was sued by Franklin Perez, the 2012 Libertarian candidate for the Florida State House of Representatives (District 28), for not refunding a candidate filing fee that political parties receive after the LPF de-vetted him and removed him from the party's state website. The courts awarded Perez $620.