Libertarians converge on south central Pennsylvania to change the face of the current political landscape.
SHIPPENSBURG, PA, March 4, 2018– The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) held its annual statewide convention at the Shippen Place Hotel. The event was held in order to nominate candidates for state and federal offices, elect delegates to attend the Libertarian Party national convention in New Orleans this June, and discuss various LPPA business.
During the convention, three key candidates were accepted as nominees for the LPPA: Ken Krawchuk for Governor, Kathleen Smith for Lieutenant Governor, and Dale Kerns for U.S. Senate.
Ken Krawchuk is a long time IT professional, Toastmaster, and LPPA member. This is his third run for Governor as a libertarian. Asked about libertarianism and its growth over the years, Mr. Krawchuk says, “Libertarians are different than the two old parties because we are the party of principle. We are the ultimate party of respect and tolerance for the individual. Since our founding in 1971, we have grown to be the third largest political party, hands down, outnumbering all the other third parties together.”
Kathleen Smith is an activist, volunteer, and has fought for quality education for Pennsylvania’s youth over many years. Ms. Smith has been a strong example of leadership to the women of the LPPA since joining.
Dale Kerns is a devoted family man, volunteer, and a construction project manager, in addition to being an active member of the LPPA. Asked why he wants to represent Pennsylvania in Washington D.C., Mr. Kerns states, “We’re going to Washington, D.C. to return Pennsylvania’s senate seat to the people and free them from a lobbyist controlled system.”
Pennsylvania has more elected Libertarians than any other state as of the 2017 elections, and the LPPA hopes to add a few more in 2018.