Libertarian Candidate Seeks Volunteers

Christine AustinCalling all volunteers – The Christine Austin campaign needs volunteers for door knocking on December 20th and January 3rd. Please choose the day that works best for you  and contact Christine directly if you can help. For those of you who have never knocked on doors – it is actually quite energizing. There is nothing like talking to the people to remind you why what we do is important. It will be fun and rewarding and Christine could really use your help.


A campaign update from Christine:  The campaign is getting a lot of positive response and is already a success.  I have been overwhelmed by the people who are reaching out to me and telling me how much they appreciate what I am doing and how much they like what I have to say.  Libertarian minded people in the community are finding that they have a choice who will represent them.  It is exciting to be able to offer that choice to the people of Johns Creek.   We are reaching out and building a community of like-minded individuals.  But we still need your help.  This week we are sending a Christmas mailer, but it would be wonderful to have a follow up mailing to arrive right after the New Year and just a few days before the election.  I am asking for your help to fund this second mailing.  If everyone who hasn’t contributed yet, gives a little, I think we can get there.  Even a little will help.  Thanks for all of the support I have receives so far.  It has been wonderful to know that all of you are behind me.

Donations can be made at the website – or sent to me at 335 Laurel Green Way, Johns Creek GA 30022. Make checks payable to Christine Austin for GA House.

Holiday Charity Event December 13

single-reindeer2-235x300Amanda Swafford, our 2014 candidate for US Senate, will be helping our party give a little back over the holidays.  Join her and other party supporters for a jolly good time spreading a little holiday magic to kids staying at the Ronald McDonald House over the holiday season. 
On Saturday morning, December 13, we’ll be joining a class at Masterpiece Mixers in John’s Creek and painting precious reindeer to take to the Ronald McDonald House for children who must spend this time of year in the hospital.  Don’t worry if you can’t even draw stick figures!  The instructors at Masterpiece Mixers are trained to guide even the least likely of Monet’s into budding artists!  The class fee is $20 and starts at 10:00am but artists are advised to arrive between 9:30 and 9:45am to get a good seat.  Pre-registration is required as class capacity is limited.  To sign up for the class with Masterpiece Mixers, GO HERE >>>
For any questions, including details on how to obtain a coupon good for $4 off the class, please send an e-mail to  We ask that you please do not contact Masterpiece Mixers or the Ronald McDonald House directly.
The class will last from 10:00am until 11:30am.  You are welcome to bring your choice of morning beverage, bagels, donuts, etc to enjoy while you paint.
For those that can’t join us on Saturday, we will be taking the reindeer paintings to the Ronald McDonald House the next morning on Sunday, December 14 at 11:00am where we’ll be given a tour of the house and help the kids personalize their names on each of their own reindeer.  If you would like to go with the group to the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, please send an e-mail to for additional details.
We could also use the help of our generous donors to cover the costs of a few paintings for the kids at the Ronald McDonald House.  If you’d like to cover the cost of a painting at $20 each, please visit Amanda’s website and make your donation directly on her page by using this link: or contact Amanda for more information at
2014 has been a great year for the Libertarian Party of Georgia!  Let’s give something back to the kids this holiday season and spread some reindeer cheer!!


Georgia’s Lady of Liberty – Amanda Swafford Reflects on Senate Run

From   FLOWERY BRANCH – The local woman who ran for U.S. Senate in Georgia is taking some time to rest through the holidays before planning her next move in politics.

Swafford GPB 02Amanda Swafford of Flowery Branch was the Libertarian candidate in the race, squaring off against Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue.

While several political pundits had said there was a real possibility of a January 6 runoff, Perdue won the mid-term election outright. He will replace Republican Saxby Chambliss who did not seek another term.

On the long campaign trail, Swafford said she encountered a lot of people who care about politics and want to change Georgia for the better, but she said more need to be involved.

She also found people who were completely in the dark about the election cycle.

“Just realizing how many people were disengaged from the political process, and didn’t understand that we were even having elections this year, and I think that’s the great disservice to our state, because we have so many issues that need to be worked out,” Swafford said.

Remembering Chuck Donovan


Chuck Donovan

We have lost a friend.

Chuck Donovan passed away this week from a battle with cancer. Chuck ran for US Senate in 2010 and was an inspiration to all. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family.

From Chuck’s wife, Claudia

Dear friends,
It is with great sadness that I let you know that Chuck passed away peacefully Wednesday night surrounded by family. Since suffering a massive brain hemorrhage in January and learning that he had cancer, he underwent radiation and chemotherapy until recently. During the ensuing months, Chuck was able to make the most of his time, enjoying activities with family and friends. To the end he never lost his enthusiasm for life, his sense of humor, or his kind, easy-going demeanor.

Per Chuck’s wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to these organizations, which meant so much to Chuck:

FEE: Foundation for Economic Education

Mises Institute

Best wishes,

Chuck in Video:

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.

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