I am running as the NJLP candidate for State Senate from the 39th Legislative District, which covers most of Northern Bergen County. I’ve lived in this district for over thirty years. I know the people here. Some know me; a lot more will.

The 39th District has 167, 000 registered voters: 29% Republicans, 27% Democrats, 1% others. Most importantly 43%, over 72,000 voters, are unaffiliated. That’s my target audience. The politically homeless, who don’t identify with either Republicans or Democrats, but wind up not voting, or voting for the lesser of two evils, because they feel they have no other choice. Only 41% of eligible voters even voted in the District 39 Senate race in 2017.

In the November 2021 election the NJ Libertarian Party will be running candidates under the Libertarian Party banner. After lots of hard work circulating petitions the following candidates have made it onto the ballot.

  • Governor and Lieutenant Governor - Gregg Mele and Eveline Brownstein  
  • NJ Assembly District 1 - Michael Gallo and Jacob Selwood
  • NJ Assembly District 4 - Nicholas Magner 
  • NJ Assembly District 18 - David Awad  
  • NJ Senate District 39 - James Tosone    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ocean County Commissioner - Dan Valentine 
  • Ocean County Commissioner - Rob Canfield

Please provide whatever support you can to our candidates! State candidates can be supported via our State Fund.

If you are interested in running under our banner in 2022 contact the state board and fill out a questionnaire.

PETITION BASICS

All signers must be registered voters in New Jersey.

There are two ways to help a candidate get on the ballot:

  1. Sign an online petition via one of the links below. [Only sign for a candidate who's office covers where you live]
  2. Download, print and circulate a multi-signature petition. [Any New Jersey resident can circulate a multi-signature petition for any candidate, but only people who live in the district can sign for that office.  These must be notarized.]

We have a Guide To Petitioning posted on the NJLP website. I find the most useful approach to use is to state "Excuse me I'm trying to get a friend of mine on the ballot. Are you a registered voter?"

With the new year brings hope and optimism that Mr. Murphy's time in office will be coming to any end. The lockdown, a chaotic vaccine roll-out and massive debt have been the hallmark of his authoritatively poor leadership and lack of vision. 

A few weeks back I interviewed Greg Mele who is seeking the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Gubernatorial nomination. This month I sat with Eveline Brownstein who would like to be the Lieutenant Governor of the once proud Garden State. 

MG: Thank you Eve for taking the time to sit with me. I'd like you tell me a little about you background and how it prepared me for lieutenant governor:

EB: My qualifications to run for Lieutenant Governor are the same as the qualifications are the same as those for Governor.  Must be at least 30 years of age - I am.  Must be a citizen of the United States for at least 20 years - I was naturalized in 1994, so I have been.  Must be a resident of New Jersey for at least seven years - I have been living and working in New Jersey since 2008.

In the November 2019 election the NJ Libertarian Party will be running candidates under the Libertarian Party banner. The following candidates have been nominated to run for office under the Libertarian banner.

  • NJ State Assembly 37th District - Claudio Belusic
  • Ocean County Freeholder - Dan Valentine
  • Bound Brook Town Council - Tom Fitzpatrick
  • Bridgewater Mayor - Gregg Mele
  • Cherry Hill Town Council - Rich Bowen

Good luck to all! Please provide whatever support you can to our candidates!

In the November 2020 election the NJ Libertarian Party will be running candidates under the Libertarian Party banner. The following candidates have successfully made it onto the ballot for 2020.

Please provide whatever support you can to our candidates! Federal candidates can be supported via our Federal Fund, other candidates can be supported via our State Fund.

If you are interested in joining our candidates on the ballot in 2021 contact the state board and fill out a questionnaire.

In 2001, an appeals court ruled that New Jersey's practice of not allowing anyone to register to vote as anything other than Democrat, Republican, or Independent was unconstitutional. This was the result of a lawsuit brought by a coalition of political parties, including the NJ Libertarian Party.

Since then the number of registered libertarians has been steadily growing. The 2018 numbers show 11,040 registered Libertarians. This is a 32.9% growth from the prior year. This year we have grown once again to 8,309 registered Libertarians. We have 4.8 times as many registered libertarians now than we did 5 years ago,

It has been a very long time since anyone other than a Democrat or Republican was elected to Congress from New Jersey. In fact, it last happened 160 years ago! In 1858, Garnett B. Adrain, who had been elected in the 3rd District as a Democrat in 1856, ran as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat. Jetur R. Riggs ran with the same party identification and was elected in the 4th District. A major issue that year was the admission of Kansas territory to the union as a state. Congress needed to ratify the new constitution of the proposed state. One of the proposed constitutions, the Lecompton Constitution had these provisions in it concerning slavery:

ARTICLE VII.- SLAVERY.