The time is approaching to considering running for office in 2014 on the Libertarian Party ticket! The filing deadline is earlier this year, so heads up. Running for office is the single best thing you can do as an individual to promote and advocate libertarian ideas!
There are plenty of positions to fill at the state and local levels. A few references of these positions are listed below. You can run for an open State Representative position all the way down through County Clerk.
Of course the LP welcomes hard-fought campaigns at all levels from principled candidates. However, we also welcome principled “paper candidates” in many cases. Such campaigns allow the voter to choose freedom on Election Day as an alternative to the two mainstream political parties but don’t put a heavy burden on the campaigner who simply can’t commit to a full-fledged campaign.
Whichever is the case, we’d love to get to know you and hear about your intent to run for office! We can give you all the requirements with the state (including deadlines, etc) so that you can make sure your candidacy is in compliance. In many situations, we can also help you find volunteers and donors (especially in your area) which might get you moving on a more-visible campaign. For example, many candidates like to form an exploratory committee before deciding which office would be best for them to try for.
Also, we have an upcoming event mini-conference in Fort Worth, hosted by the Libertarian Party of Texas, which will help you become a better activist, both in and out of candidate mode:
Remember, running for office gives you a voice which allows you to advocate liberty in a much more public manner, so it is very useful to the libertarian movement.
If you are interested, message the Dallas County chair Paul Petersen, myself, or one of the other Dallas Libertarian Party officers!