Libertarian Party wins candidate challenge


The Libertarian Party of Illinois released the following statement on a State Board of Elections decision Friday regarding its candidates:

LP Illinois Statewide slate of candidates is on the ballot

The Libertarian Party of Illinois (“LP Illinois”) proudly announces that our statewide slate of candidates will be on the ballot for this November’s election. By a unanimous vote, the Illinois State Board of Elections determined today that LP Illinois has a sufficient number of valid petition signatures and as a result will be able to compete for votes this fall.

“This vindicates our efforts in this process,” said Lupe Diaz, State Chair of LP Illinois. “We played by the rules, withstood the challenges, and now we can focus on offering the right alternative to voters,” added Diaz.

Earlier this month, members of LP Illinois defended our petitions against a series of challenges during an eight-day, line-by-line review in Springfield. At the end of the review, LP Illinois had over 33,000 valid signatures, 8,000 more than the minimum required for new parties and independent candidates.

Our candidates are:

Mike Labno             U.S. Senate
Lex Green                   Governor
Ed Rutledge             Lt. Governor
Josh Hanson             Secretary of State
Bill Malan                   Attorney General
Julie Fox                   Comptroller
James Pauly             Treasurer

Now that we have secured our places on the ballot, we invite the public and the media to meet our candidates. The perfect venue will be in Springfield during the weekend of Sept. 10-12, when LP Illinois holds its annual convention.

On Friday, Sept. 10t, there will be a meet and greet with LP Illinois candidates, beginning at 6 p.m. This is free and open to the public. The LP Illinois convention will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, in Springfield. In addition to the meet and greet, there will be a host of quality speakers and workshops.   This year’s theme is:   “The Libertarian Revolution…Our Time is NOW!” For more information, visit our website at:



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