New Jersey Libertarian Party

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New Jersey Libertarian Party
Chairperson Kevin Lowery [1]
Ideology Classical liberalism
Libertarianism
Small government
National affiliation Libertarian Party
Website
njlp.org

The New Jersey Libertarian Party (NJLP) is the state affiliate of the national Libertarian Party in New Jersey. The chairman is Kevin Lowery.[2]

Until 2001 New Jersey did not allow registering to vote as anything other than Democrat, Republican, or Independent. This was ruled unconstitutional in 2001 after a lawsuit was brought by a coalition of political parties, including the NJLP. Since then registration have grown; in 2016, 5,653 registered as Libertarians.[3] As of September 30, 2018, there were 10,734 registered Libertarians in the state.[4]

Candidate performances[edit]

Presidential[edit]

Year Candidate Votes Percentage
1972 John Hospers (Write-in) 89 0%
1976 Roger MacBride 9,449 0.31%
1980 Ed Clark 20,652 0.69%
1984 David Bergland 6,416 0.20%
1988 Ron Paul 8,421 0.27%
1992 Andre Marrou 6,822 0.20%
1996 Harry Browne 14,763 0.48%
2000 6,312 0.20%
2004 Michael Badnarik 4,514 0.12%
2008 Bob Barr 8,441 0.22%
2012 Gary Johnson 21,045 0.58%
2016 72,477 1.87%

Gubernatorial[edit]

Year Candidate Votes % Finish
1973[5] John A. Goodson 3,071 0.14 6/12
1977[6] Frank J. Primich 5,674 0.27 5/16
1981[7] Jack Moyers 2,377 0.10 5/13
1985[8] Virginia Flynn 4,710 0.24 4/7
1989[9] Daniel M. Karlan 11,878 0.53 3/6
1993[10] Kenneth R. Kaplan 7,935 0.32 4/19
1997[11] Murray Sabrin 114,172 4.72 3/10
2001[12] Mark Edgerton 4,684 0.21 5/9
2005[13] Jeffrey Pawlowski 15,417 0.67 4/10
2009[14] Kenneth R. Kaplan 4,830 0.20 4/12
2013[15] 12,155 0.57 3/8
2017[16] Pete Rohrman 10,531 0.49 4/7

Senate[edit]

In January 2018 Murray Sabrin announced his intention to run for the US Senate under the New Jersey Libertarian Party.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Jersey Libertarian Party - State Board". NJLP.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "New Jersey Libertarian Party - State Board". njlp.org. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  3. ^ http://nj.gov/state/elections/2017-results/2017-01-voter-registration-by-county.pdf
  4. ^ Statewide Voter Registration Summary, New Jersey Department of State, September 30, 2018. Accessed October 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1973. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1977. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1981. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1985. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Candidates for the Office of Governor – State of New Jersey -- General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1989. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Official List – Gubernatorial General Election Returns for Election Held November 2, 1993" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1993. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Official Results – Gubernatorial General Election Returns By County for Election Held November 4, 1997" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1997. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "Official List Candidates for Governor For November 2001 General Election" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. April 17, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  13. ^ "Official List Candidates for Governor For November 2005 General Election" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. December 16, 2005. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  14. ^ "Official Tallies, Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, November 3, 2009 - General Election" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  15. ^ "Official List Candidates for Governor For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2013 Election" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  16. ^ "Official List, Candidates for Governor For GENERAL ELECTION 11/07/2017 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. November 29, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  17. ^ "Menendez gets his first challenger in Senate race: An 'out of the box' Libertarian". NJ.com. Retrieved January 29, 2018.

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