Libertarian Party of Wisconsin

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Libertarian Party of Wisconsin
Chairman Phillip Anderson
Founded 1973
Headquarters Greenfield, Wisconsin
Ideology Libertarianism
National affiliation Libertarian Party (United States)
Colors      a shade of Blue; Yellow
Seats in the Senate
0 / 33
Seats in the Assembly
0 / 99
Seats in the U.S. Senate
0 / 2
Seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
0 / 8

The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin is the Wisconsin affiliate of the Libertarian Party. Founded in 1973, it is one of the oldest state affiliates in the Libertarian Party. In 2002 Ed Thompson, brother of Tommy Thompson and the Mayor of Tomah, Wisconsin, ran for Governor of Wisconsin, garnering over 10% of the vote. This was a record[clarification needed] for a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate running against both a Democratic and Republican candidate.[citation needed]

Wisconsin requires parties to poll at least 1% in a statewide election in order to be recognized for ballot status and to conduct party primaries. The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin met this test in 2014 with the candidacies of Madison attorney Tom Nelson for Attorney General (3%), Milwaukee political consultant Andy Craig for secretary of state (3%), and former Mayor Jerry Shidell of Rhinelander for state treasurer (2%).[1]

2016 candidates[2][edit]

  • Gary Johnson for President
  • Bill Weld for Vice President
  • Phil Anderson for U.S. Senate
  • Jason Lebeck for U.S. House, 1st District
  • Andy Craig for U.S. House, 4th District
  • John Arndt for U.S. House, 5th District
  • Matthew Bughman for State Assembly, 7th District
  • Jordan Hansen for State Assembly, 54th District
  • George Meyers for State Assembly, 66th District

Current office holders[edit]

  • Kevin Scheunnemann - Kewaskum Village Board
  • Brad Sponholz - Greenfield Planning Commission
  • Andy Williams - Cleveland Village Board[3]

2016 convention[edit]

The 2016 convention was held on April 16 in Wisconsin Dells, and included speaker David Boaz and presidential candidate Gary Johnson.[4]

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