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Libertarian Party of Kansas

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Libertarian Party of Kansas
ChairmanNed Kelley
SecretaryMichael Kerner
FoundedDecember 1971
Fiscal conservatism[3]
Economic liberalism[3]
Cultural liberalism[3]
National affiliationLibertarian Party
Colors  Gold,   Blue
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State Senate
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Local Elected Offices1 (2017)[4]

The Libertarian Party of Kansas (LPKS) is the Kansas affiliate of the Libertarian Party. Since 2007 the Libertarian Party of Kansas has been the fastest growing political party in the state of Kansas.[5] The LPKS earned full ballot access in 1992 as a minor party, with Libertarian candidates appearing on every statewide general election ballot since then.

Since 2010 the party has pursued major party status which would give them the same primary ballot access enjoyed by the Republican and Democratic parties. To achieve major party status, their candidate for Governor of Kansas, needs to receive 5% or more of the statewide vote in the general election,[6] but failed to do so[7] in past elections while they garner more votes each election cycle.

The Libertarian Party of Kansas has taken the lead in many civil rights issues in Kansas, including protection of the 2nd amendment.[8]

The position of State Chair is elected every three years at the state convention of the Libertarian Party of Kansas. The current chair is Ned Kelley;[9] past Chairs include Kris Logan, Rob Hodgkinson, Al Terwelp, Andrew Gray and Steven Rosile.

See also


  1. ^ Rothbard, Murray Newton (1978). For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto. p. 1. Even more remarkably, the Libertarian party achieved this growth while consistently adhering to a new ideological creed—"libertarianism"—thus bringing to the American political scene for the first time in a century a party interested in principle rather than in merely gaining jobs and money at the public trough.
  2. ^ "Libertarian Party opposes further intervention in Iraq".
  3. ^ a b c d "Ideological Third Parties and Splinter Parties". Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Elected Officials". Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Kansas Secretary of State - Election Statistics". Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Libertarians aiming to tally enough votes to gain 'major party' status in Kansas -". 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ Kansas - Election Results 2010. The New York Times.
  8. ^ Benson, Lisa (21 July 2013). "Open carry supporters celebrate in Lenexa". Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Libertarian Party of Kansas Officers". Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

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