Libertarian Party appears on the ballot in all 50 states,
the District of Columbia, and Guam, and receives almost one million
votes. Clark campaign runs extensive national television ads, offering
many Americans their first look at the party.
Dick Randolph is reelected to Alaska state legislature; Ken Fanning
elected to first term.
congressional candidate James Agnew receives 23 percent of the vote.
Alaska gubernatorial candidate Dick Randolph receives 15 percent. Arizona
gubernatorial candidate Sam Steiger receives 5 percent.
Bergland is nominated in New York City as the presidential candidate;
Jim Lewis is running mate.
ballot in 39 states, David Bergland and Jim Lewis come in third for
president for the first time in party history. Bergland publishes Libertarianism
in One Lesson, a campaign book that eventually sells over 75,000 copies,
and is still used by the party as an introductory text.
Andre Marrou becomes the third Libertarian elected to the Alaska legislature.
Libertarians are elected to 11 more local offices around the country.
More than 200 candidates across
the United States receive 2.9 million votes. Ray Cullen, candidate for
treasurer in California, gets 570,000 votes, the largest vote total
ever for a third party candidate in California.
Doug Anderson is elected elections commissioner in Denver.
Libertarians are elected to every seat on the city council in Big Water,
Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul resigns from the Republican Party
and joins the Libertarian Party.
Seattle convention nominates Ron Paul for president, Andre Marrou for
Ron Paul, on the ballot in 46 states
and the District of Columbia, comes in third, receiving more than 430,000
votes nationwide -- almost twice the total of any other "third"
Approximately 2 million people vote
for Libertarian candidates.
Election Day is "Double Digit Day," as numerous Libertarian
candidates for U.S. Congress and state house draw percentage numbers
in teens, 20s, and 30s.
New Mexico state legislature candidate Illa Mae Bolton gets 31 percent
of vote. California congressional candidate Joe Shea receives 27 percent
More than 440,000 Texans vote for Court of Criminal Appeals candidate
New Hampshire state legislators Calvin Warburton
and Finlay Rothhaus resign from the Republican Party and join Libertarian
Party. Chicago nominating convention names Andre Marrou and Nancy Lord
as presidential/vice presidential ticket.
In the general election, four Libertarian state legislators
are elected in New Hampshire, with Don Gorman and Andy Borsa joining
Warburton and Rothhaus who were reelected.
Party's presidential nominees are on ballot in all 50 states, D.C.,
and Guam, the only party other than the Democrats and Republicans to
achieve this goal.
The more than 700 party candidates nationwide receive more than 3.7
million votes for state and federal offices. The 23 Libertarian candidates
for U.S. Senate receive more than 1 million votes, the highest total
for a nationally organized third party since 1914.
Party retains ballot status in 16 states following the 1992 election,
two more than it had after the 1988 election.
In "off-year" elections,
15 Libertarians win public office, scoring victories in local and county
races across the country.
Miriam Luce is appointed to the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission,
Bonnie Flickinger wins election as Mayor of Moreno Valley, Calif., and
Dr. Jimmy Blake wins a seat on the City Council in Birmingham, Ala.
In New Hampshire, Jim McClarin elected
to state legislature; incumbent Don Gorman is reelected.
In November, Libertarians are elected
to city councils in Avondale Estates, Ga., Auburn, Ga., and Brighton,
The Libertarian Party becomes the
first third party in American history to earn ballot status in all 50
states two presidential elections in a row. At the nominating convention
in Washington, DC, best-selling author Harry Browne receives nomination.
He wins 485,759 votes in the general election, the second-best showing
in party history.
Another record-setting "off-year"
election for the Libertarian Party, with 39 Libertarians elected to
office in November -- including four city council winners: Fred Collins
(Berkley, Michigan); Ron Wittig (New Meadows, Idaho); Bob DeBrosse (Piqua,
Ohio); and John Gearhart (Palous, Washington). In all, 64 party members
join the ranks of Libertarian office-holders during the course of the
African-American civil rights leader
Roy Innis and talk radio powerhouse Art Bell join the party.
In November, the party sets a new record by running 853 candidates
in 44 states. 19 win seats.
Fourteen Libertarians are elected to office in local spring
elections, and more than 200 Libertarian candidates are on the ballot
in state and local elections in November.
Source: Libertarian Party Web site