2022 Election Results

Congratulations to our LAMA endorsed candidates!

Race Candidate(s) Total Votes Percentage
Governor / Lt. Governor Kevin Reed, Peter Everett 38,425 1.6%
Treasurer Cris Crawford 508,410 23.4%
Auditor Dan Riek 47,465 2.0%
District 6 Congress Mark Tashjian 5,719 1.9%


A special thanks to Cris for meeting the 3% requirement to get us major party status!

Finding supporters at the Harvard Flea Market

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.

Kevin Reed, Cris Crawford, and Peter Everett at the Harvard Flea Market.

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Massachusetts Libertarians In The News

Libertarians hope to regain major party status

The Eagle Tribune

    • Sep 30, 2022


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

2022 Massachusetts Libertarian Candidates

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. 

LAMA State Committee Resolution to Disaffiliate

The LAMA state committee unanimously passed the following resolution to disaffiliate from the Libertarian National Committee on June 5, 2022:

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2022 LNC Convention Update

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.

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LAMA 2022 State Convention

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.
In Liberty,
Don Graham
LAMA Chair

Bad Libertarian Takes on Putin's War

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.
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How We Got Here

Note: A version of this article was originally written for the LNC meeting scheduled Feb. 6, 2022 inquiring about the status of LAMA (the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts). Portions of it were also read at the LAMA meeting on Feb. 7, 2022. It has now been edited to remove details specific to that meeting and to add developments since then.

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Libertarian Response to the State of the Union

After the conclusion of President Biden's State of the Union Address and the subsequent GOP response, LNC Chair Whitney Bilyeu extended an official response from the Libertarian Party. She focused in on our position regarding the current conflict in Ukraine.

Whitney went on to address inflation, COVID policy, and the Federal Reserve. She also highlighted the party's recent increase in elected Libertarians and directly called for President Biden to pardon Edward Snowden. You can watch the response in full or read the full transcript.