From the Eagle Tribune:
BOSTON — The state’s Libertarians are expected to regain their major party status after placing second in a statewide race in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
State election law requires third parties get 3% of the vote in a statewide race to be recognized and have their candidates listed on the next ballot.
In the state treasurer’s race, Libertarian candidate Cristina Crawford picked up nearly 23% of the vote — more than 508,000 votes — in a two-way race against incumbent Treasurer Deb Goldberg, a Democrat who won a third term. There was no Republican candidate in the race.
Libertarian leaders say the strong results mean they will once again be recognized by the Secretary of State’s office as a major political party, along with Democrats and Republicans, and suggest the support Crawford received means voter dissatisfaction is driving more people to the third parties.
Congratulations to our LAMA endorsed candidates!
|Governor / Lt. Governor
||Kevin Reed, Peter Everett
|District 6 Congress
A special thanks to Cris for meeting the 3% requirement to get us major party status!
Thanks to our LAMA Chair and Harvard resident, Don Graham, we had a successful booth today at the Harvard Flea Market. Kevin Reed, Cris Crawford, and I met and spoke with many people who were very happy to have a Libertarian alternative to the duopoly candidates this November.
Libertarians hope to regain major party status
The Eagle Tribune
BOSTON -- The state's Libertarians lost their major party status in the 2020 elections, but they’re counting on a crop of statewide candidates in November to help expand the party’s base and regain its official designation.
Libertarians have fielded candidates in the wide open race for governor and lieutenant governor, state treasurer, auditor and a North Shore congressional seat in the Nov. 8 elections.
Topping the Libertarian ticket is gubernatorial candidate Kevin Reed and his running-mate for lieutenant governor, Peter Everett. They will face Democrat Maura Healey and her running-mate, Kim Driscoll, and Republican Geoff Diehl and his pick for lieutenant governor, Leah Allen, in November.
Read the rest of the article at The Eagle Tribune
The Libertarian Association of Massachusetts is excited to announce that the candidates that were endorsed by the delegates at the April 23, 2022 LAMA convention, have submitted the required number of certified signatures and will be on the November ballot.
Congratulations to the candidates, and thanks to the volunteers and donors who have worked the past few months to make this happen. This gives not only libertarians a chance to support candidates who share their views, but also independents and other voters who are looking for something better than what the two major parties offer Massachusetts voters.
Here are your 2022 Massachusetts Libertarian candidates:
Update (October 2022) - The above candidates who run for political office in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and who are not registered in either of the two recognized major parties may run as an Independent under any political designation.
The LAMA state committee unanimously passed the following resolution to disaffiliate from the Libertarian National Committee on June 5, 2022:
The Massachusetts Association delegates attended opening day of the LNC Convention this past Friday, and were disenfranchised by the national Libertarian Party which refused to recognize the delegation.
Greetings Libertarians of Massachusetts! The Libertarian Association of Massachusetts held its annual state convention this past Saturday, April 23rd at the Sheraton in Framingham. I am pleased to announce that the members elected the following people to the State Committee for the 2022-23 term:
- Don Graham - Chair
- Cris Crawford - Treasurer
- Derek Newhall - Recording Secretary
- Tara DeSisto - Political Director
- Christopher Thrasher - Membership Director
- Scott Cousland - Communications Director
- David Blau - Operations Director
- Julien Lafleur - Technology Director
- Peter Everett - Member at Large
We would like to thank the members who attended the convention to deliberate proposed changes to the bylaws, and to elect their State Committee and their delegates for the upcoming LNC Convention in Reno next month. The members also endorsed the state office candidates that will be representing the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts this fall.
- Kevin Reed - Governor
- Peter Everett - Lieutenant Governor
- Daniel Riek - Auditor
This is exciting news since the last state wide candidate we ran was for Auditor in 2018. State wide campaigns provide opportunities to share our platform with others here in the Commonwealth. I look forward to working with the State Committee and with the members to advance liberty by returning to our core activities such as political recruiting, outreach, and activism.
From a recent Facebook post by Tyler Harris, Executive Director of the National LP:
There is absolutely no reason that anyone — inside the Libertarian movement or outside of it — should carry water for Putin’s authoritarian regime as it wages a senseless and needless war of aggression in Ukraine. Those apologists eager to ape Putin’s propaganda, to blame Ukraine or NATO or the United States for this invasion, wittingly or unwittingly undermine not only the heroic efforts of Ukrainians to defend themselves and their homes from Russia’s aggression, but the efforts of thousands of Russian protestors and demonstrators, including Libertarians within Russia, who are risking their lives and livelihoods by demanding an end to the invasion.