When I was Northern-Vice Chair of the LPCA back in 2011-12 there were only a handful of candidates running for office. This year, 34 Libertarian candidates is a huge improvement. There were 2 candidates who made it through the "top-two" primary. Those candidates are listed first. Please consider donating to their campaigns to assist in winning in the general election.
If you know any of these candidates, please thank them for running and ask them to run again. Building enough name recognition and support to pull off a victory takes time, energy, and persistence. Let's do our best to continue to build up our forces.
-C. Michael Pickens
(If I missed anyone, please shoot us an email- firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jeff Hewitt Riverside County Board District 5
2nd place. 24.94% in a 5-way race. Will move on to the general election.
Please contribute to his election efforts here- http://www.votehewitt.com/
Jennifer Imhoff San Jose City Council District 5
2nd place. 16.23% in a 3-way race. Will move on to the general election.
Please contribute to her election efforts here- www.passionsj.org/
Mimi Robson State Assembly 70
2nd place. 17.4% in a 3-way race.
Please contribute to her election efforts here- https://www.honorrobson.com/
Nickolas Wildstar Governor
18th place. 0.2% in a 27-way race.
Zoltan Istvan Governor
16th place. 0.2% in a 27-way race.
Tim Ferriera Lt. Governor
9th place. 1.5% in an 11-way race.
Gail Lightfoot Secretary of State
5th place. 2.4% in an 8-way race.
Derrick Michael Reid US Senate
14th place. 0.9% in a 32-way race.
Angela McArdle 34th Congressional District
3rd place. 8.5% of the vote in a 3-way race.
Brandon Reiser 48th Congressional District
14th place. 0.5% in a 16-way race.
Kennita Watson 17th Congressional District
5th place. 2.5% in a 5-way race.
Bill Merryman 22nd Congressional District
6th place. 0.9% in a 6-way race.
Janine DeRose State Senate District 6
4th place. 10.4% in a 4-way race.
Ali Sarsak State Senate 10th District
3rd place. 4.5% in a 3-way race.
Robert Imhoff 25th California State Assembly District
4th place. 3.1% in a 4-way race.
Michael Lewis 53rd California State Assembly District
3rd place. 7.8% in a 4-way race.
Ben Gibbins State Assembly 52nd District
4th place. 2.6% in a 4-way race.
Bob Goodwyn State Assembly 24th District
3rd place. 3.8% in a 3-way race.
Janice Bonser State Assembly 8th District
3rd place. 3% in a 4-way race.
David Joyce 1st District Yuba County Supervisor
3rd place. 25.12% in a 3-way race.
Mimi Garner Plumas County Supervisor District 5
3rd place. 9.24% in a 3-way race.
Chris Le San Jose City Council District 7
7th place. 3.1% in a 7-way race.
Michael Mahoney Orange County Supervisor District 2
3rd place. 12.5% in a 3-way race.
Frank Siciliano State Senate 30 (write-in)
Christopher Stare State Assembly 51 (write-in)
Kristopher Swenson State Assembly 43 (write-in)
Levi Bailey State Assembly 50 (write-in)
Autumn Browne State Assembly 69 (write-in)
Brandon Nelson State Assembly 4 (write-in)
Justin Quigley State Assembly 21 (write-in)
Jeff Lydon State Assembly 27 (write-in)
James Just State Assembly 7 (write-in)
Tiffany Keene State Assembly 61 (write-in)
Kevin Shaw 38th California State Assembly District (write-in)
C. Michael Pickens
C. Michael Pickens is the CMO and Co-Founder of CannaSales, Inc., former Northern Vice-Chairman of the LPCA and Chairman of the LPWA, and author of the book, "Libertarian Leadership."