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Top 12 Hottest Libertarian (and libertarian) candidates on the ballot 2014

Among their other crimes, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, et al, force us to look at them on the news and the Sunday chat shows!

The candidates below were rated as "hot" on the purely superficial basis of being hot looking.  As it turns out, they all seem to be running respectable campaigns and have respectably libertarian philosophies. As is always true, there are so MANY MANY others who could have been included, and will be next time! You may also wish to peruse the list of Libertarian Party candidates in the United States to identify others who could have been on here.  For other libertarian candidates you can try Ballotpedia or the Independent Political Report.

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Tim Moen
Athabasca, Canada


Parliament
Libertarian Party of Canada


From the campaign website: "I have served my community as a firefighter, paramedic, business owner, filmmaker, volunteer as well as a father and husband. I have been living in Fort McMurray for over 13 years and I have lived in the town of Athabasca in the 90’s. Whether I was working as a medic in Athabasca or as a firefighter in Fort McMurray, my primary focus has been on serving and protecting life and property. You may remember me as the guy who worked on a film with Neil Young and then wrote an article (Click Here For Article) outing Neil for his hypocrisy and hyperbole.

I am not a politician and have never been involved in politics; I have no desire to govern people. I understand the fact that I am incapable of controlling the lives of other people by simple virtue of the fact that I’M NOT THEM. I have grown increasingly intolerant over the years of people in government harming individuals by failing to recognize the fact that they neither have the right nor the competence to govern others. Like a fire mindlessly consuming and destroying all property and life in its path, government has an unquenchable appetite for power and money at the expense of its citizens. I intend to do what I can to continue fighting destructive forces and allowing free-born people the chance to continue flourishing by creating value for the world."

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Emily O'Neill
Bedford, New Hampshire 


State Representative
(Ron Paul) Republican

Ms. O'Neill, recently retired from the military, is a former resident of the DC metropolitan area; a 1st Lieutenant in the NH Army National Guard, Emily provides small businesses and non-profits with public relations and marketing strategies through her own consulting firm, Silver Key Communications, LLC. In addition to her civilian career, she serves as a public affairs officer for a Field Artillery unit.
She is a New Hampshire native, and was raised in New Boston, the youngest of four daughters. Remaining close with her family, Emily assists her parents with a clothing business.
Education
Emily received her B.A. in Communication with High Honors from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). She earned her commission as an officer from the UNH Army ROTC program and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. While in school, Emily led two student organizations, held various leadership roles within ROTC, and trained one weekend a month with a NH Army National Guard unit.
Early Career and Military Service
Following a media internship with a student organization, Emily worked as a press secretary for a high-profile member of Congress. She then shifted her focus to her military career, completing a three-month long Human Resources Course at Fort Jackson, SC, continuing her service as a human resources officer in the Washington, DC Army National Guard.
In additional to her traditional role as a Guardsman, Emily served on orders to develop strategic plans and created a comprehensive antiterrorism manual for the DC National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters.
Key Issues: Taxes, Budgeting, and the Economy
As an entrepreneur, Emily understands the importance of government stepping aside, and allowing businesses to thrive on their own. Government red tape and burdensome taxes stifle innovation and growth.
These problematic taxes and regulations are often the consequence of reckless spending. With responsible measures put in place, NH should have what every family is expected to maintain: a sensible, balanced budget.
Emily will never vote to raise taxes nor place senseless restrictions on businesses. She will make every effort to cut spending and ensure that tax dollars are spent appropriately and carefully.
Contact her at emily4staterep@gmail.com.




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Pranav Badhwar 

Washington DC

City Council Ward 6
Libertarian Party

A father of two, Mr. Badhwar was a 2012 Ron Paul delegate to Tampa before changing parties.  His mom is a philosophy professor who was acquainted with Ayn Rand.  From his Voter Guide statement:  "My wife and I are devoted to this city where our children were born and attend school. Our politicians today offer failing middle schools despite spending almost $30,000/student, exclude the poor from opportunity through excessive licensing, and viciously but ineffectively and expensively prosecute non-violent drug users. With less spending and based on already successful policies, my plan creates thriving schools, generates opportunities for the neediest, where men and women can thrive as small business owners, reduces the cost of housing and transportation, and creates a safer city by re-focusing police attention on violent, not victimless, crime."
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Julie Fox
Chicago, IL 


Libertarian Candidate For Illinois Comptroller


Born in Chicago, Ms. Fox has lived most of her life in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Julie has considered the Fox Valley her home for most of the last 33 years. She has been a resident of Dundee for 14 of the last 16 years, and currently resides in West Dundee.


Fox has grown up in a tight-knit family of mostly Irish descent, which settled in the Chicago area in the late 1800s. She is one of eight siblings. She is the mother of two grown children and aunt to seven nieces and nephews. Most of her family remains in the Chicago land area.


Julie received a B.S. with Distinction in Biochemistry from the University of IL Champaign-Urbana in 1980. She received a B.S. with Honors in Biology from the University of IL Chicago in 1981. Fox began work in the field of accounting in 1987. She passed the CPA exam in 1995.


In addition to her academic work, Fox has also been involved in athletics. She received the Avery Brundage Athletic Scholarship in 1980, and was 1979 Illinois Collegiate Powerlifting Champion in her weight division.


Fox has been employed as Controller for U.S. operations of Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. since 1998. Bell Flavors and Fragrances is a family-owned international chemical manufacturing company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. Prior to her position at Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Fox served as Accounting Manager at Arthur Machinery, Inc.


Julie’s involvement in politics began in 1993, when she first discovered and joined the Libertarian Party at both the state and national levels. She and fellow Libertarian activist Ken Prazak co-founded the Fox Valley Libertarian Party in 1995, which she currently serves as Chair of. Fox was Co-founder, President and Treasurer of the Coalition for Accountability in Public Education (CAPE) from 1997 to 1999, during which time the group defeated four school tax referenda in 18 months in the eighth largest school district (D300) in Illinois.


Fox was elected to the Dundee Township Library District Board in 2001, and re-elected in 2005. She served as Treasurer of the board from 2003 to 2005. Fox is past Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of Illinois and has also served as Treasurer for Libertarian campaigns in both Illinois and Wisconsin over the last ten years. She served as a regional representative on the Libertarian National Committee from 2006 to 2010, and as a member of their Audit Committee from 2008-2012.


Julie currently serves as Chair of the Fox Valley Libertarian Party and is a member of the Libertarian Party of Illinois' Communications Committee.
About Me
I am the educated choice for State Comptroller, being the only Certified Public Accountant - in fact, the only accountant at all! - running for the office of head accountant for the State of Illinois. The Comptroller's position is not one of a policy maker; it's more one of a accounting manager. Does it seem ironic to you that those running for such a position are politicians, not accountants? Well, it does to me, and that's why I'm running. We need an educated accountant managing Illinois' books!



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Martin Moulton

Washington DC

U.S. Congress - Shadow Delegate
Libertarian Party

Mr. Moulton is a web designer and a long-term resident of the Shaw neighborhood.  He was a 2012 Ron Paul alternate to Tampa before changing parties. From his Voter Guide statement: "DC must stop condemning families and communities by forcing students attend failing schools. Government must empower ALL parents to send children to the best schools.

The District's drug war puts unsustainable burdens on MPD, judicial, and incarceration facilities with funds better used on other public services, preventative education and treatment. DC must stop incarcerating #BlackMenAndBoys and other minorities for non-violent drug offenses at rates grossly out of line with the demographic reality of drug usage in DC and elsewhere. Current policies destroy individuals, families, and communities and enrich the gun industry in the drugwar firearms race as criminals seek to out gun police. Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and crack might degrade the human immune system making it susceptible to cancer and other disease. But the urgent need to end continued violence, motivated by cash-only markets and turf battles, grossly outweighs government's role in regulating choices through destructive prohibition.

As a DC41 member I was arrested in protest of Federal tyranny that denies our civil rights and the full benefits of US citizenship."





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Joan Stanley
Bozeman MT 


State Senate
Libertarian Party

I was born in New York City and found my way to the beautiful state of Montana via Miami, FL and San Diego, CA.  After twenty five years, I consider Montana my home.  There is no other place on earth that I would rather live.  

I enjoy growing organic vegetables, collecting eggs from my chickens, hiking, shooting, fishing, camping, riding my horse, floating the river, and watching the antelope, deer and any other critters that like to hang out on my property and most other things that we Montanans like to do. 

I also have a burning desire to help our country, and our great state of Montana rise up from the turmoil we find ourselves in today. That is why I am running for Montana State Senator. 
I am not a politician and have not run for the legislature or any other office in the past, but I know that I would represent all Montanans to the best of my ability and fight for the issues that concern them most. 

I would be honored to have your support.



I'm a Libertarian. I believe in limited government, less government intervention, individual freedom and moral Responsibility. I oppose the initiation of the use of coercion by anyone upon the person or property of anyone else for any reason.

Libertarians advocate for extremely small (limited) government, which would allow the individual to be free of government intrusion in their life and their wallet.
I support the rational principle of the individual human rights of life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.

I do not believe that government has the right to dictate to any individual what he or she should or should not do to their bodies. This is one reason why I support the federal legalization of marijuana as well as hemp farming. I also support legalizing and taxing marijuana for all persons over the age of 21, and a gradual controlled withdrawal from the failed War on Drugs and the ending of incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders. (Fact: Colorado: First month of legal marijuana sales yields $3.5 million in taxes and fees. Imagine the revenue going to state, not federally controlled, school programs).

Tax revenue generated from the legalization of Marijuana for recreational use would give us the ability to fund our local school programs and at the same time cut property taxes significantly.
I am a strong defender of the Constitution and will not waiver from my beliefs. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, "What have you wrought?" He answered, "...a Republic, if you can keep it."

 I am against mass surveillance, The Patriot Act, the NDAA, and all other violations to our Bill of Rights. (I would support a bill to reaffirm Montana citizens' 4th amendment rights.)
I do not support the U.S. War Machine.

I will defend the right of self-defense by protecting our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms.

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power." - Alexander Hamilton, 1775 




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Arvin Vohra 
Bethesda MD 


U.S. House of Representatives (4th District)
Libertarian Party

Arvin Vohra is an edu­ca­tor and entre­pre­neur who was born and raised in Mary­land.  Recently elected Vice Chair of the Libertarian national Committee, after having served as a regional representative for several years, his lat­est book is Lies, Damned Lies, and Col­lege Admis­sions. His com­pa­nies includeArvin Vohra Edu­ca­tion, Mind Sculp­tor Soft­ware, and Education4Sale.com. His book,The Equa­tion for Excel­lence: How to Make Your Child Excel at Math, has been pub­lished in both the United States and China, and has been fea­tured on Chan­nel 9 News. Before start­ing his own busi­ness, he stud­ied Math­e­mat­ics and Eco­nom­ics at Brown Uni­ver­sity, and then worked as an actu­ary. Read more »



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Dorit Goikhman

New Jersey

U.S. Congress (6th District)
Libertarian Party 

Fiscally conservative, socially accepting - 100% common sense. Dorit for NJ







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Dave Sgambellone
Annapolis, MD 


Anne Arundel County Council
Libertarian Party

Mr. Sgambellone is a systems analyst for the Department of Defense.









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Esperanza Garcia-Weller 

Dallas TX

Justice of the Peace
Libertarian Party










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Jeffrey Carson 

Arlington VA

U.S. Congress 8th District
Libertarian Party

Jeffrey Carson is running for Congress in Virginia’s 8th district because he believes the public deserves to know the truth about Washington… the truth about everything. He believes the worries that Americans have about the direction of this country are warranted, but that no challenge we face is insurmountable. And he wants to inspire the next generation of Americans by showing them there are everyday people fighting right now to break through party lines, disrupt the status quo, and fundamentally transform the entrenched political landscape in Washington.




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Cean Stevens
Anchorage AK

State House
Libertarian Party

I have called Alaska my home for more than 45 years. Having extensively traveled the world, I know that there is no place I would rather be. I have built my businesses here. My friends and family are here. My heart is here. I decided to run for State House as a Libertarian after hearing my neighbors voice their concerns over the challenges we are having in the neighborhood. In the same breath they would exclaim “Well, there’s not much you can do about it”. In my world, there are 3 types of people…
  1. People who make things happen.
  2. People who watch things happen.
  3. People who wonder what happened.
I’ve never been one to sit on the sidelines and watch things happen, or wonder what happened. I would be honored to be your voice in district 19.
My Positions:
  • Rights belong to individuals – not government
  • STOP runaway state spending!
  • Individual liberties
  • Free market solutions
  • Education focused on developing learning and critical thinking skills.
  • Is Alaska equal to other states?
  • Fight for complete ownership of our fish and game resources
  • Increase the PFD by divesting the “Rainy Day Account.”
I’ve worked hard my whole life and I will work just as hard to make sure the needs of our diverse community are not forgotten. If you are curious about libertarians, check here
You may donate by check: 
Cean Stevens for House
317 N Flower Street
Anchorage, AK 99508
If you’re serious about libertarians, VOTE FOR ME!

When Congress was popular

When Congress was popular | TheHill

Libertarian calendar for September

September 2
Arlington VA

Jeff Carson, Libertarian for Congress, debates Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Micah Edmonds


6:30 PM
Hazel Auditorium at the Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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September 4
Mannassas VA

Come meet Robert Sarvis at the monthly meeting of NoVA's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
The group has invited Robert to come speak about his policy proposals regarding Federal drug policy reforms.

We could also use some volunteers to help at this event. RSVP today if you can volunteer, and we'll contact you to tell you what you can do.
8pm - 9:30pm

Denny's Restaurant
8201 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA
United States
Google map and directions

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Dallas TX

Dallas Libertarians

7:30 PM
Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant
5321 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

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New York, NY


  • 7:00 PM to 
  • Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

    140 2nd Ave
    bet 8th / 9th Sts
    New York, NY (map)
  • Private dining room in the back of the restaurant
  • People start arriving about 7:00.  Speakers start between 7:30 and 8 and finish by 9 pm.   The meeting is free.  All are welcome.
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  • September 10
  • Dallas TX

Dallas Liberty Forum, Featuring: C. J. Grisham, Founder of Open Carry Texas!



  • 7:00 PM to 
  • Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse

    812 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX (map)
  • Just over a year old, the Open Carry Texas organization has made headlines and has been the subject of many major news stories in Texas, both positive and negative. Now boasting an affiliation in the tens of thousands, with typical long rifle open carry walks being attended by scores, if not hundreds, of people, OCT has shown that it can demand attention but still have the longevity to make strides in Texas special interest politics.
    C. J. Grisham is an Army veteran and founder apparent of the Open Carry Texas group. Come to the Dallas Liberty Forum to hear all about OCT, its goals, its tactics, and to understand why it choose the strategies that it does.
    The event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend and ask questions!
    The Dallas Liberty Forum is a professional speaker series sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Dallas County. The event is free of charge to all attendees, but we request that you please have dinner at Texas Land and Cattle to help us offset the group's minimum charges. We will eat dinner first, follow with the presentation, and finish with Q&A.

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  • September 12
  • Washington DC: Regal Cinemas/Chinatown - 7th Street NW at I Street NW
  • Dallas TX:  AMC NorthPark 15 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX (map)
  • Atlas Shrugged III premieres

  • Who is John Galt?
    Atlas Shrugged The Movie Part III is almost in theaters!
    The last part of Ayn Rand’s epic novel will hit the big screen on September 12, 2014.
    To celebrate, FreedomWorks is hosting a special, FREE livestream of the first two movies on September 8th and 9th.  This livestream is free of charge, and you can chat with your fellow patriots during the movie!
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    Also, make sure to watch an exclusive teaser video for Atlas Shrugged Part III featuring FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe. Matt explains whyAtlas Shrugged represents our values: hard work, patriotism, and limited government.
    Atlas Shrugged Part 3: Who is John Galt? | FreedomWorks
    Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is one of the most pivotal and influential books of the 20th century. Her economic warnings 50 years ago still ring true today.
    Preview by Yahoo

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  • September 14
  • Dallas TX
  • Libertarian Trivia
  • Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant

    5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX (map)
  • 214 477 9265  If it's Sunday, it's trivia night! 
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  • September 16
  • Washington DC
  • The Constitution and Foreign Policy


  • A Debate Between


    John Yoo & Bruce Fein

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    The Constitution and 
    Foreign Policy
    _________________________
    Rand Paul
    vs
    Barack Obama & George Bush
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    6:30 p.m.

    National Press Club 
    Main Ballroom
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    RSVP at:
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    Bruce Fein, senior policy advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign, and John Yoo, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration, will square off to debate the Constitution and Foreign Policy on September 16, 2014 at the National Press Club. 
    Fein will defend Rand Paul's foreign policy disfavoring war except in self-defense, unilateral presidential action in national security matters without congressional authorization, and executive agreements in lieu of treaties as faithful to the Constitution's original meaning and purposes. Fein will further maintain that the President today exercises more unchecked power than did King George III at the time of the American Revolution.
    Yoo will defend the Bush and Obama administration's claim to executive primacy in foreign affairs, including the right to use preemptive military force to defeat current or future threats to the United States or its allies.  He will also defend the legality of current counter-terrorism policy, including the use of predator drones to kill al Qaeda leaders abroad and the bulk collection and analysis of electronic communications.
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    The Committee for the Republic is a citizen-based, non-partisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2003. The Committee sponsors speakers monthly on challenges to the American Republic, including the military-industrial complex, too-big-to-fail banks, campaign finance, and U.S. competitiveness. For questions or requests email James@Committeefortherepublic.org




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  • September 17
  • Dallas TX
  • Give Me Liberty!

    •  to 
    • Spring Creek Barbecue

      12835 Preston Road
      (at LBJ Freeway)
      Dallas, TX (map)
    • We'll be in the back room.
    • Join us September 17 for 'Give Me Liberty!', a forum for libertarians who want to practice public speaking.

      If we want others to embrace our philosophy, we must learn to communicate our ideas effectively, and it begins here.
      We'll be in the meeting room in the back. We usually try to limit speeches to no more than 10 minutes so everyone has a chance to speak.

      So if you have something to say (even if it's just Ezekiel 25:17), or if you just want to hear some great speeches about liberty, join us Wednesday, September 17 at Spring Creek BBQ!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJCa6Bp6vOo
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    • September 30
      Stevenage, United Kingdom

      Libertarian Alliance

      We meet on the third Tuesday of the month 
      at 7pm at the Shephall Community Centre,
       Shephall Green, off Hydean Way, 
      off Valley Way, Stevenage, SG2 9XR.
      On Tuesday, 30 September, David McDonagh will talk on  “The life of Gladstone; featuring the part he played in rise and the fall of classical or pristine liberalism”.

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