New Jersey Libertarian Party

The Party of Principle

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Meet Jim Tosone Candidate for Congress in the 5th District

The NJ Libertarian Party Nominates Tosone for Congress in NJ-5

Congressional Candidate Jim Tosone
with US Senate Candidate Murray Sabrin

Township of Washington, NJ, March 27, 2017 – Jim Tosone received the Libertarian Party’s nomination at the New Jersey LP Convention on March 24th, as their candidate for House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 5th congressional district.

Tosone is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. His wife and he have lived in Township of Washington, Bergen County, for 30 years. They have one daughter.

Tosone had a thirty-year career at a Fortune 50 healthcare company as a Director of Business Technology. He now consults with leading organizations to help them enhance their innovation, collaboration, and communication skills. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics and Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

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2018 NJ Libertarian Candidates

In the November 2018 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.

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NJ Libertarian Party Grows Again - Again

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 2016 numbers show 5,391 registered Libertarians. This is a 109.5% growth from the prior year. This year we have grown once again to 8,309 registered Libertarians.

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Libertarian Candidates Make an Impression in State Assembly Debate

Libertarian candidates Damien Caillault and Jeff HetrickLIVINGSTON, NJ – The League of Women Voters held a debate for candidates for the State Assembly in the 27th district last Wednesday, September 30th. Libertarian candidates offered refreshing fact-based solutions to economic concerns such as job creation, state budgeting and state pensions.

The Republican candidate promised to reach across the aisle, work hard and renegotiate pensions without mentioning any specifics. The Democratic incumbents, Assemblyman John McKeon of West Orange and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey of South Orange, were absent.

“If you re-elect these people you know what to expect,” said Damien Caillault, one of the Libertarian candidates. “They will spend more, tax more, fund new projects, and in a few years, they’ll come back for more.”

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2015 NJ Libertarian Candidates

In the November 2015 election the NJ Libertarian Party will be running candidates under the Libertarian Party banner. The following candidates have filed petitions to run for office.

In addition, NJLP member Joseph Dunsay will be on the ballot in a non-partisan school board election for the River Dell Regional School District in Bergen County.

 Please provide whatever support you can to our candidates!

Why your Libertarian vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4, is worth 100 times the other guy's vote

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Monday, November 3, 2014

Why your Libertarian vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4, is worth 100 times the other guy's vote

Political leverage! Libertarian Party candidates have it in 2014 — IF YOU VOTE Libertarian.

Why? Unlike the Democratic and Republican candidates, our Libertarian Party candidates for public office have one rock-solid issue — and a clear, powerful message.

Our rock-solid issue: To dramatically expand and advance individual liberty in America.

Our clear, powerful message: Vote for us, elect us, and we will do everything we can to dramatically roll back today's Big Government. To dramatically shrink the size, power, authority, responsibility, taxes, and spending of federal, state, and local Big Government.

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Ballot placement discriminates against third-party candidates

New Jersey is slowly rejecting the two-party system. Voter participation and congressional approval ratings are both at record lows. Yet the courts have issued interpretations of election law that discriminate in favor of the two establishment political parties.

The establishment political parties are guaranteed the first two columns on every ballot. Meanwhile, the Libertarian Party (the third-largest and fastest-growing party) is “lucky” to receive the third column and is often relegated to the fifth or sixth column. This is unfair. All political parties should be treated equally under the law during the construction of the ballot.

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Libertarian Candidate: “Marlboro Day” Violates First Constitutional Amendment

Libertarian congressional candidate Dorit Goikhman’s campaign team discovered unlawful practices in vendor admission to Marlboro Day. When the Marlboro Day staff was contacted about setting up a stand at the event, the township representative denied access on the grounds that political candidates could not attend the event, unless “you’re with the mayor.”

Several days prior, a representative from Goikhman’s campaign was told that political parties could attend Marlboro Day, but that individual candidates were barred. Such regulations violate the First Amendment of the Constitution, as all political entities should be allowed equal representation in public forums. Independent candidates, who are unaffiliated with a specific party, are automatically denied access by this requirement.

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Democrats and Republicans Lose Ballot Column

For Immediate Release
Contact: NJLP State Chair Patrick McKnight 609-915-7200
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July 31, 2014

Old Established Political Parties Have Lost
Their Preferential Ballot Position

For far too long the old established political parties have enjoyed preferential ballot placement. The two left-most columns have been reserved for the Democrats and Republicans. This year the Democrats and Republicans will be losing this discriminatory electoral advantage as a result of the failure of the old parties to maintain support with the public.

New Jersey law requires that to have a party column, a political party must “poll at any primary election for a general election of at least ten per centum (10%) of the votes cast in the State for members of the General Assembly at the next preceding general election.”

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