The Allen County Libertarian Party of Ohio is preparing for a new fall season by planning its annual open house, informally dubbed the Autumn Assembly, to be held 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5.
The party’s members are getting ready for the 2014 statewide campaigns in the Buckeye State and inviting the public to meet candidates who will be headlining the Libertarian ticket. Confirmed special guests include Charlie Earl, who is leading the charge with his gubernatorial run, and Steve Linnabary, candidate for Attorney General.
“Libertarians continue to gain significant and valuable ground with voters in each and every election,” Don Kissick, Allen County chair, commented. “Ohio has been a particular bright spot in this effort as more and more residents have been requesting Libertarian primary ballots.”
Kissick noted that Allen County has been leading the way by almost tripling the number of registered Libertarian voters from the 2010 to 2012 primaries.
“We expect this trend to continue in 2014 and an event such as our Autumn Assembly plays an important role in expanding our visibility with the public and drawing more voters,” he added.
The open house will take place in the training room of the Allen County Sanitary Engineering Office, located at 3230 N. Cole St. just north of the Lima city limits.
Earl, who will formally announce and launch his candidacy for Governor on September 19, is an Air Force veteran, served in the General Assembly House of Representatives from 1981-1984, taught college-level courses for over 20 years, worked in Pat Toomey’s 2004 primary campaign against then-Republican Senator Arlen Spechter, and most recently was a part of 1370 WSPD’s roster of local talk radio hosts in Toledo.
Linnabary is a long-time leader of both the Libertarian Party of Ohio and Franklin County LP and has been a liberty activist for much of his life.