Libertarian Party of Kentucky

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Libertarian Party of Kentucky
Senate leader None
House leader None
Founded 1971
Ideology Libertarianism
National affiliation Libertarian Party (United States)
Colors a shade of Blue; Yellow
Website
www.lpky.org
Politics of the United States
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The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is the Kentucky affiliate of the Libertarian Party. The state chair is Ken Moellman.

Background[edit]

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky, referred to as "LPKY", is the official state affiliate of the Libertarian Party (United States). The purpose of the Party is to promote libertarianism and elect candidates to office. The Kentucky affiliate has existed since 1974, and is the third-largest political party in Kentucky. Since the Kentucky Secretary of State's office officially began asking county clerks to track the number of Libertarian voter registrations in 2006, via 31 KAR 4:150, 3,411 people have successfully registered as of September 2013.[1] A number of counties throughout the state are known to be improperly registering Libertarian voters as "Other", making it difficult for the party to find their members throughout the state.

The Libertarian Party is considered, under Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 118.015, to be a political group. Political groups are those whose candidate for president received less than 2% of the popular vote in the state of Kentucky in the last general election. A political group does not have automatic ballot access, meaning they must collect signatures on a petition for candidates that wish to run for office. Kentucky's ballot access rules require a different number of signatures based on the office being sought.

Prior to 2006, most Libertarian candidates for office received about 2% of the vote in any three-way race. After 2006, some Libertarian candidates have been able to reach 5% of the vote.

State Executive Committee[edit]

LPKY Website - Contacts Page

Partisan elections - Candidates[edit]

Candidates for partisan offices that wish to run as a Libertarian are nominated at a nomination convention, held in conjunction with the annual state party convention. A vote of the delegates at the convention determines who the candidate will be. All candidates must also defeat NOTA (None of the Above) in order to obtain the ability to run as a Libertarian. The LPKY State Party Executive Committee can vote to add additional candidates after the convention.

Past candidates[edit]

2014 partisan election results[edit]

  • US Senate: David Patterson, 44,240 votes (3.08%)
  • Boone Co Judge/Exec: J. Kyle Sweeney, 6,766 (21.99%)
  • Boone Co Commissioner #1: Josh Brotherton, 6,632 (22.37%)
  • Boone Co Commissioner #2: Cristi Kendrick, 3,656 (11.24%) - three-way race
  • Boone Co Commissioner #3: James Bozman, 5,986 (20.31%)
  • Hardin Co Constable #5: Joseph Redmon, 316 (12.86%) - three-way race
  • Kenton Co Clerk: Chris Robinson, 6,673 (16.29%)
  • Marshall Co Magistrate #2: Tracey Roberts, (100%) - unopposed
  • Montgomery Co Magistrate #3: Shannon Denniston, (100%) - unopposed
  • Warren Co Constable #2: Chris Dillingham, 561 (38.61%) - listed on ballot incorrectly

2013 partisan election results[edit]

No regularly-scheduled elections in Kentucky in 2013.

2012 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 2012

  • President: Gary Johnson, 17,062 votes (0.95%) - five-way race
  • US House, 2nd District: Craig Astor, 4,914 votes (1.74%) - four-way race
  • Hillview City Council: Harlen Compton, 632 votes (9th of 9)

2011 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 2011

  • Kentucky State Treasurer Ken Moellman, 37,261 votes (4.62%) - three-way race

2010 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 2010

  • US House, 3rd District: Ed Martin, 2,029 votes (0.79%) - four-way race
  • KY House, 32nd District: Matthew Linker, 492 votes (2.79%) - three-way race
  • KY House, 43rd District: George Conrad Dick, 1,867 votes (17.73%) - two-way race
  • Boone County Magistrate, 1st District: Eric Cranley
  • Jefferson County Constable, 2nd District: Thomas Yoder

2009 partisan election results (special)[edit]

2009 Special Election Results

  • KY Senate, 18th District: Guy E. Gibbons, Jr. (party endorsed Independent), 953 votes (5.3%) - three-way race

2008 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 2008

  • President: Bob Barr, 5,989 votes (0.3%)
  • US House, 3rd District: Edward Martin, removed from the ballot by court order
  • KY House, 81st District: J. Lance Combs, 2,754 votes (18.5%) - two way race

2007 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky state Executive Branch elections. No candidates due to signature requirements.

2006 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 2006

  • US House, 3rd District: Donna Walker Mancini, 2,139 votes (0.9%) - four-way race
  • US House, 4th District: Brian Houillion, 10,100 votes (4.9%) - three-way race
  • US House, 6th District: Paul Ard, 27,015 votes (14.5%) - two-way race

2004 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 2004

2003 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky state Executive Branch elections. No candidates due to signature requirements.

2002 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 2002

2000 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 2000

1996 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 1996

1992 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 1992

1988 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 1988

  • US President: Ron Paul, 2,118 votes (0.2%) - five-way race

1984 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 1984

  • US President: Ron Paul, 2,118 votes (0.2%) - five-way race

1982 partisan election results[edit]

Kentucky Board of Elections official results, 1982

  • US House, 3rd District: Dan Murray, 608 votes (0.4%)
  • US House, 4th District: Paul Thiel, 706 votes (0.5%)
  • US House, 6th District: Ken Ashby, 1,185 votes (1.0%)

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