Libertarian Party of Kansas

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Libertarian Party of Kansas
Chairman Al Terwelp
Founded 1971
Ideology Libertarianism
National affiliation Libertarian Party (United States)
Colors a shade of Blue; Yellow
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Libertarian Party of Kansas (LPKS) is the Kansas affiliate of the Libertarian Party. Since 2009 the Libertarian Party of Kansas has been the fastest growing political party in the state of Kansas. The LPKS earned full ballot access in 1993, with Libertarian candidates appearing on every statewide general election ballot since then.

Since 2010 the party has pursued major party status which would give them the same primary ballot access enjoyed by the Republican and Democratic parties. To achieve major party status, their candidate for Governor of Kansas, needs to receive 5% or more of the statewide vote in the general election,[1] but failed to do so[2] in past elections while they garner more votes election cycle.

The Libertarian Party of Kansas has taken the lead in many civil rights issues in Kansas, including protection of the 2nd amendment.[3]

The position of State Chair is elected every two years at the state convention of the Libertarian Party of Kansas. The current chair is Al Terwelp;[4] past Chairs include Steven Rosile, Rob Hodgkinson, and Andrew Gray.

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