Libertarian Party of Kansas
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (October 2011)|
|Libertarian Party of Kansas|
|National affiliation||Libertarian Party (United States)|
|Colors||a shade of Blue; Yellow|
|Politics of the United States
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, but failed to do so 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.
The position of State Chair is elected every two years at the state convention of the Libertarian Party of Kansas. The current chair is Rob Hodgkinson; past Chairs include Al Terwelp, and Andrew Gray and Steven Rosile.