Libertarians Fastest Growing Party in Wake County Again in 2017

Raleigh, 5 January 2018—Final 2017 voter registration numbers are in, and for the tenth consecutive year, the fastest-growing political party in Wake County are the Libertarians:

WakeLP +6.9%
Independents +4.6%
WakeDems +1.1%
WakeGOP +0.2%

All Wake voters +2.1%

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LPNC Nominates Independent Voter for Wake County Board of Elections

Raleigh, June 1, 2017—The chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina, Brian Irving, has submitted three nominees for the Wake County Board of Elections to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE), the WakeLP announced today. Jeff Harrod and Amy Howard, both of Raleigh, are registered Libertarians, and Jon Byers, also of Raleigh, is registered as independent.

“Thirty-five percent of all registered voters in Wake County are independent,” stated WakeLP chair David Ulmer. “But when’s the last time an independent voter was appointed to serve on the Wake County Board of Elections? I can’t say when, or even if, but I do know it hasn’t happened yet this century. The NCGOP and NCDems don’t even bother to nominate independents, let alone appoint any.” 

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WakeLP Elects David Ulmer as Chair

Raleigh, NC March 2, 2017—The Wake County Libertarian Party held their annual convention at the Oak & Dagger Public House last night and elected David Ulmer as chair for the 2017-19 term of office.

“If I get the chair position, we will be active. You will be led,” stated Ulmer in accepting his nomination. “I will do something. You will disagree with some of it, and you will not be happy with me sometimes, but it is because there is a lot of doing going on. I know I come at people like a sledgehammer sometimes, but again, I’m trying to get something done. I am excited about this; I want to achieve things; I want to set goals; I want to get out and reach people…. You know if you want something done, I will do it. So that’s my pitch, that is me.”

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