Libertarian Party of Illinois

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Libertarian Party of Illinois
Chairperson Bennett Morris
Senate leader None
House leader None
Founded 1971
Ideology Libertarianism
National affiliation Libertarian Party (United States)
Colors Blue; Yellow
Website
www.lpillinois.org

The Libertarian Party of Illinois is the Illinois affiliate of the Libertarian Party. The state chair is Bennett Morris. There are twelve Libertarian officeholders in Illinois.[1]

Mission statement

Libertarian Party of Illinois mission is: To elect Libertarians to office and move public policy in a libertarian direction.[2]

Key tenets of the party platform

Key tenets of the Libertarian Party platform include the following:[3]

State and student affiliates [5]

  • DuPage Libertarians
  • Bond County Libertarians
  • Champaign County Libertarian Party
  • Fox Valley Libertarian Party
  • Libertarian Party of Chicago
  • McLean County Libertarian Party
  • Metro-East Libertarian Party
  • Libertarian Party of Will County
  • Sangamon County Libertarian Party (Now Forming)
  • Southern Illinois Libertarian Party
  • Libertarian Party of Greater Peoria
  • Libertarian Party of Lake County
  • Macoupin County Libertarian Party
  • Illinois Valley Libertarians
  • Western Illinois Libertarian Party
  • Clinton County Libertarian Party
  • Libertarian Party of Whiteside County
  • Winnebago County Libertarian Party (Now Forming)
  • Libertarian Party of Macon County
  • Kankakee County Libertarian Party
  • Libertarian Party of Northwestern Illinois
  • Warren County Libertarian Party
  • McHenry County Libertarians
  • Libertarian Party of DeKalb County
  • South Cook County Libertarians
  • Northwest Cook County Libertarians
  • North Shore Cook County Libertarians
  • Tazewell County Libertarian Party
  • DeWitt County Libertarian Party

Elected Officeholders

There are currently twelve members of the Libertarian Party of Illinois elected to local office in Illinois. These officials are nonpartisan; they do not run as Libertarian Party candidates on the ballot.[6]

Electoral history 1998–2016

2018 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
Governor Kash Jackson
Lieutenant Governor Sanj Mohip[7][8]
Attorney General Bubba Harsy[9][10]
Secretary of State Steve Dutner[11][12]
Treasurer Mike Leheney[13][14]
Comptroller Claire Ball[15][16]

2016 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
President Gary Johnson 206,351[17] 3.8%
Vice President William Weld
US Senate Kent McMillen 175,988 3.2%[18]
Comptroller Claire Ball 187,017 3.46%[19]

2014 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
US Senate Sharon Hansen 135,316 3.8%
Governor Chad Grimm 121,534 3.4%
Lieutenant Governor A. J. Cummings 121,534 3.4%
Attorney General Ben Koyl 99,903 2.8%
Secretary of State Christopher Michel 104,498 2.9%
Comptroller Julie Fox 170,534 4.8%
Treasurer Matthew Skopek 146,654 4.2%

2012 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
President Gary Johnson 56,229 1.1%
Vice President Jim Gray 56,229 1.1%

2010 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
US Senate Mike Labno 87,247 2.4%
Governor Lex Green 34,681 0.9%
Lieutenant Governor Ed Rutledge 34,681 0.9%
Attorney General Bill Malan 54,532 1.5%
Secretary of State Josh Hanson 115,458 3.1%
Comptroller Julie Fox 121,068 3.3%
Treasurer James Pauly 68,803 1.9%

2008 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
President Bob Barr 19,645 0.4%
Vice President Wayne Root 19,645 0.4%
US Senate Larry Stafford 50,228 0.9%

2006 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
Congress 2 Anthony Williams 5,422 3.3%

2004 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
President Michael Badnarik 32,442 0.6%
Vice President Richard Campagna 32,442 0.6%
US Senate Jerry Kohn 69,253 1.4%
Congress 2 Stephanie Sailor 26,990 11.5%
Congress 4 Jake Witmer 4,845 3.9%
Congress 12 Walter Steele 4,794 1.7%
State Rep 11 Jason Briggeman 1,770 4.0%
State Rep 53 Scott Bludorn 3,673 8.2%
State Rep 64 Jim Young 2,022 4.0%
State Rep 85 Austin Hough 7,945 25.1%
State Rep 95 Steve Dubovik 1,317 2.9%

2002 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
Governor Cal Skinner 73,794 2.1%
Lieutenant Governor Jim Tobin 73,794 2.1%
Secretary of State Matt Beauchamp 78,830 2.2%
Attorney General Gary Shilts 87,949 2.5%
Treasurer Rhys Read 66,593 1.9%
Comptroller Julie Fox 144,066 4.2%
US Senate Steven Burgauer 57,382 1.7%
Congress 1 Dorothy Tsatsos 4,741 2.6%
Congress 4 Maggie Kohls 4,328 5.2%
Congress 5 Frank Gonzalez 6,638 4.3%
Congress 7 Martin Pankau 2,436 1.5%
Congress 9 Stephanie Sailor 4,779 2.9%
State Rep 11 John Yackley 3,371 12.8%
State Rep 28 Jerome Kohn 1,241 4.2%
State Rep 41 John Tepley 1,034 2.8%
State Rep 42 Michael Mandel 1,123 3.3%
State Rep 48 Chandler Hadraba 3,440 11.2%
State Rep 52 Matthew Paul Burns 1,190 3.9%
State Rep 64 Jim Young 2,214 7.4%
State Rep 85 Eric Ferguson 4,922 20.3%
State Rep 95 Steve Dubovik 4,191 14.6%

2000 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
President Harry Browne 11,623 0.3%
Vice President Art Olivier 11,623 0.3%
Congress 4 Stephanie Sailor 11,476 11.3%
Congress 5 Matt Beauchamp 20,728 12.7%
State Rep 34 R. Brian Poynton 1,230 4.0%
State Rep 39 Elizabeth Quaintance 10,103 26.2%

1998 campaigns

Office Candidate Votes Percentage
Congress 1 Marjorie Kohls 4,046 2.3%
Congress 2 Matt Beauchamp 1,608 1.0%
Congress 4 William Passmore 1,583 2.4%
Congress 6 George Meyers 4,199 2.5%
Congress 7 Dorn Van Cleave 9,984 7.1%
Congress 9 Michael Ray 3,284 2.3%

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Libertarians in Public Office". 
  2. ^ State Organization Committee meeting. January 18, 2009[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ National Platform of the Libertarian Party Archived May 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Official Website of the Libertarian National Committee. Retrieved on July 25, 2006
  4. ^ "2016 Platform – Libertarian Party". 
  5. ^ Illinois Local Chapters Archived 2010-10-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Current Officeholders". Libertarian Party of Illinois. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ https://lpillinois.org/campaigns/candidates.php
  8. ^ https://www.votemohip.com/
  9. ^ https://lpillinois.org/campaigns/candidates.php
  10. ^ https://bubbaharsyforillinois.com/
  11. ^ https://lpillinois.org/campaigns/candidates.php
  12. ^ http://stevedutnerforil.com/
  13. ^ https://lpillinois.org/campaigns/candidates.php
  14. ^ https://www.facebook.com/voteleheney/
  15. ^ https://lpillinois.org/campaigns/candidates.php
  16. ^ http://claireballforillinois.com/
  17. ^ Leip, David (November 16, 2016). "2016 Presidential General Election Results". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Massachusetts. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  18. ^ https://www.lp.org/final-2016-lp-candidate-vote-results/
  19. ^ https://www.lp.org/final-2016-lp-candidate-vote-results/

External links

  • Official website
  • Libertarian Party (United States)
  • Libertarian Party of Chicago
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