Libertarians nominate slate of candidates for legislative seats, Congress

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The Libertarian Party of Arkansas nominated a slate of candidates at its annual convention this weekend for the 2024 election cycle.

The list of nominated candidates includes:
Steve Parsons, U.S. House District 1
Bobby Wilson, U.S. House District 3
Michael Pakko, Treasurer of State
R. “Asher” Williams, State Senate District 1
David Lutmer, State Senate District 3
Lonny Goodwin, State Senate District 4
Dakota Logan, State House District 06
Michael Kalagias, State House District 8
Eric I. McGee, State House District 32
Garrett Sheeks, State House District 61
Michael White, State House District 75
Mark Rossen, State House District 87
Tammy Goodwin, State House District 88

For local races, candidates include:

John Fenley Pine Bluff Mayor, Pine Bluff
Cody Martin, JP District 11, Benton County
Brian Leach, JP District 15, Benton County
Robert Louton, JP District 7, Garland County
Glen Schwarz, JP District 9, Pulaski County
Stephen Edwards, JP District 11, Sebastian County
Christopher Olsen, Constable, District 1, Fulton County
Frank Gilbert, Constable, Big Rock Twp., Pulaski Co.
Thomas Turcol, Constable, Washington Twp., Van Buren Co.
Michael Bullock, Constable, Gray Township, White County

As a “new political party,” the Libertarian Party selects its candidates at convention, with a filing deadline of noon on the date of the preferential primary election, which will be held this year on March 5, 2024.

The candidates nominated over the weekend will be filing their paperwork with the Arkansas Secretary of State of their county clerks over the coming week, according to a statement from the Libertarian Party of Arkansas.