Libertarians on Fall Ballot

Libertarian Party candidate for State Comptroller Julie Fox, a Certified Public Accountant, speaks to Crystal Lake's April 15, 2010, TEA Party crowd . She wasn't on the ballot officially then. Now she is. Her slate was certified today.

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mark Kirk might be a bit more worried than he was yesterday.

Alexi Giannoulias

Mark Kirk

He wasn’t leading his opponent Alexi Giannoulias, but the poll differences were pretty much within the margin of error.

But, now those who believe him too liberal have an alternative in the Libertarian Party candidate.

The Libertarians’ petition were challenged by supporters of the Republican Party slate, but, today, the Illinois State Board of Elections decided the party slate got the required 25,000 signatures.

Coincidentally, the Certified Public Accountant who led the 2002 ticket in votes when I was running for governor, Julie Fox, is holding a fund raiser in Wonder Lake on Saturday afternoon. Call 847-287-1432 for details.

Her candidacy might make former State Treasurer, 2006 GOP gubernatorial candidate and 2010 Republican candidate for State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka nervous, too.

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Here’s the Libertarian Party press release:

Ballot Access Victory for our Libertarian State-Wide Candidates

Today, the Illinois State Board of Elections certified, by unanimous vote, the state-wide Libertarian candidates for the ballot in the November election:

  • Lex Green for Governor,
  • Ed Rutledge for Lt. Governor,
  • Bill Malan for Attorney General,
  • Julie Fox for Comptroller,
  • Josh Hanson for Secretary of State,
  • James Pauly for Treasurer, and
  • Mike Labno for US Senate.

Watch the ABC News clip from the State Board of Elections office.

Many thanks to all who volunteered and donated to make this victory possible. Without the people who collected signatures, mentored petitioners, notarized petitions, helped assemble the filing, did data entry and address research, staffed the challenge, and the many other steps involved; we would not be poised to make history this November.

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