Congratulations to our LAMA endorsed candidates!
|Governor / Lt. Governor||Kevin Reed, Peter Everett||38,425||1.6%|
|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!
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
- 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
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:
- Governor - Kevin Reed. Website: https://www.libertycantwait.com
- Lt. Governor - Peter Everett. Website: https://www.everettcommittee.com
- Treasurer - Cristina Crawford. Website: https://criscrawford.com
- Auditor - Daniel Riek.
- Congressional District 6 - Mark Tashjian. Website: https://marktashjian.com
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:Read more
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.Read more
- 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
- Kevin Reed - Governor
- Peter Everett - Lieutenant Governor
- Daniel Riek - Auditor
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.Read more
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.