US Senate Candidate, Allen Buckley, joined to the two major party opponents on-stage for the Atlanta Press Club’s 2016 Loudermilk Young Debates Series. Originally aired on Sunday evening October 23rd – you can watch it by clicking the picture below:
Find Us in Piedmont Park, Saturday & Sunday 10 – 7
The Libertarian Party of Georgia, along with volunteers from our various state-wide affiliates, will be present at this year’s Atlanta Pride Festival. We will have printed handouts, tee-shirts and other swag at our booth in Section O, number 15.
This is always a great event to meet people from all parts of Georgia to engage in the spread of the message of Liberty, and of course, there will be a wide variety of food, a Beer Garden and hundreds of other exhibitors to see and lots of free trinkets.
The parade is on Sunday, starting at noon at Ralph McGill and Peachtree St., and continues north on Peachtree to 10th st, and ends up in Piedmont Park.
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It’s NOT About the Money-Candidate Chris Coughlin Redefines How to Campaign in Johns Creek Council Race
Getting elected to any position is not an easy task. It’s even harder in Georgia for someone to get elected due to ballot restrictions. That makes open races more inviting for Libertarian candidates.
Getting your message out can also be a major challenge. Raising enough money to send out mailers, post signs around town, and buying advertising can cost a fortune. Add a campaign manager, and the total amount of money spent can rise to $50,000 and beyond rather quickly! The cost of local elections have been rising faster and faster. Ironically, much of the money that candidates get seem to be coming from outside the communities where the election is being held.
But there is a better way to do this. Meet Chris Coughlin:
Sen. Curt Thompson of Norcross not only pre-filed a broader version of medical marijuana Monday than has been considered previously by the General Assembly. Thompson also pre-filed a constitutional amendment to legalize and regulate retail sales of marijuana and dedicate the tax proceeds to education and transportation.
Johns 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.