Libertarians make a splash with candidate nominations

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In some races, they’ll be the only challenger to incumbents and in other matchups, they will join a crowded field. This weekend, the Libertarian Party of Arkansas selected its nominees for 2018 political office.

They’ll go “West” in their choice for governor, look to “Canada” for Congressional support, and even Elvis will return to the building, at least to pay his filing fees.

Party officials said they fielded 33 candidates for state and local offices this year, the most candidates the Libertarian Party has put on the ballot.

Here are a rundown of nominees:

Governor- Mark West
Lt. Governor- Frank Gilbert
Secretary of State- Christopher Olson
Attorney General- Kerry Hicks
Auditor of State- David Dinwiddie
Commissioner of State Lands- T.J. Campbell

U.S. House 1- Elvis Presley
U.S. House 2- Joe Swafford
U.S House 3- Michael Kalagias
U.S. House 4- Tom Canada

AR State Senate 5- Lee Evans
AR State Senate 8- William Hyman
AR State Senate 10- Bobbi Hicks
AR State Senate 17- Kevin Vornheder

AR State Representative 15- Wayne Willems
AR State Representative 17- Greg Maxwell
AR State Representative 30- Mitchell Fenton
AR State Representative 35- Bill Barger
AR State Representative 46- Drew Tanner
AR State Representative 67- Sandra Richter
AR State Representative 77- Stephen Edwards
AR State Representative 80- Casey Copeland
AR State Representative 87- Justin Jones

Benton County Judge- Ronnie Smith
Benton County Justice of the Peace 3- Trina Wilson
Benton County Justice of the Peace 7- Joseph Bollinger
Benton County Justice of the Peace 8- Jeff Wadlin
Benton County Justice of the Peace 9- Cody Martin
Benton County Justice of the Peace 12- Jacob Faught
Jefferson County Justice of the Peace 1- James Hood
Pulaski County Justice of the Peace 12- Jacob Deaver
Craighead County Constable- Chris Lutterloh
Pulaski County Constable- Mark Phillips

Link here to view our updated candidate list, which includes all state, congressional and legislative races.