The Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO) is the Ohio affiliate of the Libertarian Party. It is the fourth largest state affiliate of the Libertarian Party nationally and the third largest political party in Ohio. The state chair is Kevin Knedler.
In 1973, the Libertarian Party of Ohio was created. Over the years, a number of local candidates have been elected, while the Libertarian Party has been active in key issues, such as eminent domain.
Ballot access litigation 
The LPO has sued secretaries of state from both major parties and won. The first case, Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Blackwell  was decided in LPO's favor on September 6, 2006 and laid the legal framework for another victory on July 17, 2008 in Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Brunner. These victories required the Ohio Secretary of State to list minor party political candidates with party affiliation on the ballot without the strict petitioning requirements of major parties. In the 2008 presidential election this resulted in eight candidates on the ballot for president representing six political parties (along with two independents).
See also 
- ^ "Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Blackwell". www.ca6.uscourts.gov. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- ^ "Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Brunner". The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. 17 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
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