Georgia Libertarian Seeks House Seat in Special Election

Christine AustinJohns Creek, GA: Christine Austin of Johns Creek qualified Wednesday to run for Georgia State House – District 50 in a special election to be held on January 6, 2015. Although this is a non-partisan race, she has declared as a Libertarian Party candidate. FACEBOOK >>>

 
The special election will fill the seat vacated last Friday when Lynne Riley was selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as the state Department of Revenue commissioner.

 
Christine has been working for the cause of liberty for over a decade. She has served on the executive committee of the Libertarian Party of Georgia and other leadership roles.

 
Christine graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting and has served in her local community as Community Liaison for her HOA and as Legislative Director on the PTA board and her son’s school. She is a stay-at-home mother and a financial consultant.

 
Christine is looking forward to the next few weeks and the opportunity to spread the message of liberty and freedom for Georgians.

 
“It would be a pleasure and privilege to serve the people of District 50. As a Libertarian, I would bring a fiscally responsible approach to governance and work to give Georgians more liberty and individual freedom. I will not support increased taxation or limits on personal freedoms. I have no ties to special interest groups and will only serve in the best interest of the people of my district. My campaign will give voters a clear choice.”, said Christine Austin.

 
Special elections give Libertarian candidates a unique opportunity to run for office without the cumbersome requirement of gathering signatures of 5% of registered voters. In General Elections about 50% of state house races are unopposed.

 
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ChristineAustinStateHouse50

Liberty & PRIDE – 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival

Libertarian Party of Georgia is hosting a public outreach booth this weekend at the 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival. Hundreds of festival goers stopped by the tent to take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and talk about the upcoming elections. Libertarians will be in the Pride Parade Sunday.

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Andrew Hunt For Governor: Position on Gun Rights

Andrew-Hunt_0The Andrew Hunt for Governor campaign has release this statement clarifying his position on Gun Rights and the 2nd Amendment:

“As the only candidate in the gubernatorial race to stand for personal freedom and responsibility, I wish to make absolutely clear my stance on one of our most cherished constitutional rights. The right to keep and bear arms is a right guaranteed by both the US constitution and our state constitution. It would be with great pleasure and my duty as governor of this great state to sign any bill that comes across my desk re-affirming that right. Constitutional rights do not end at the borders of our publicly owned and operated university and college campuses. Students, like all responsible, law abiding citizens, have a God given right to protect themselves from harm anywhere in this state. As your governor and in keeping with the Libertarian philosophy, it would be the policy of my administration that no government entity shall deprive a citizen of their rights without due process and that the rights of private property owners shall be affirmed and protected.” Dr. Andrew T. Hunt

Andrew Hunt for Governor Debate Generated Major News Coverage

Here is some of the news coverage of the October 7th Georgia Gubernatorial Debates in Perry GA:

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Andrew Hunt on WGCL-ATL (CBS) – Atlanta, GA
10/07/2014 16:35:42
CBS46 News at 4pm (News)

Andrew Hunt on WMGT (NBC) – Macon, GA
10/07/2014 18:04:00
41 NBC News @ 6PM (News)
Andrew Hunt on WMGT (NBC) – Macon, GA
10/07/2014 23:01:00
41 NBC News @ 11PM (News)
Andrew Hunt on WALB (NBC) – Albany, GA
10/07/2014 23:02:40
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Georgia Libertarians – Proud to be at PRIDE

indexLibertarian Party of Georgia to Attend 2014 Atlanta PRIDE Festival

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The Libertarian Party of Georgia is proud to be a part of the 44th Atlanta PRIDE Festival this weekend – Oct. 11 – 12 – Piedmont Park.

This is the 5th year Libertarians will network with festival attendees at a booth (Purple 36) Saturday and Sunday during the event. Party leaders will be giving the World’s Smallest Political Quiz to help educate the public about where they fit in the political spectrum.

Also on Sunday the Libertarian Party will march in the Atlanta Pride Parade October 12, 1:00 p.m. SHARP. Assembly begins at 10:30 a.m. on the streets near the Civic Center MARTA Station

Route: The Parade will step off from the Civic Center MARTA Station. The parade merges off Ralph McGill onto Peachtree Street and Travels north. It then turns east on to 10th Street and follows 10th Street to the Charles Allen Gate entrance of Piedmont Park, where the Parade officially ends.

Contact:
Mrs. Laurel Harmon
Vice Chair – Libertarian Party of Georgia
laurel.harmon@lpgeorgia.com