Libertarian Party of Ohio

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Libertarian Party of Ohio
Chairman Kevin Knedler
Founded 1972 (1972)
Headquarters 2586 Tiller Lane, Suite 2K
Columbus, OH 43231
Ideology Libertarianism
National affiliation Libertarian Party
Colors Gold
Seats in the Upper House
0 / 33
Seats in the Lower House
0 / 99
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO) is the Ohio affiliate of the Libertarian Party. It is the fourth largest state affiliate of the Libertarian Party nationally and the third largest political party in Ohio.


In 1972, the Libertarian Party of Ohio was created. Over the years, a number of local candidates have been elected, while the Libertarian Party has been active in key issues, such as eminent domain.

Ballot access litigation

The LPO has sued secretaries of state from both major parties and won. The first case, Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Blackwell 1 was decided in LPO's favor on September 6, 2006 and laid the legal framework for another victory on July 17, 2008 in Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Brunner.2 These victories required the Ohio Secretary of State to list minor party political candidates with party affiliation on the ballot without the strict petitioning requirements of major parties. In the 2008 presidential election this resulted in eight candidates on the ballot for president representing six political parties (along with two independents).

See also


  1. ^ "Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Blackwell". 6 September 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Brunner". The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. 17 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 

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