Libertarian Party

  • founded

    The Libertarian Party is founded By David Nolan.
  • convention

    The First National Convention was held in denver, Colorado.
  • Tonee Nathan, the candidate for president, was the first woman in U.S history to recieve an elctoral vote.

  • 80,000 voters registered Libertarian in California

  • in 39 states, David Bergland, candidate for president, and Jim Lewis, candidate for vice president, came in third place in the race for presidency

  • Bergland publishes " Libertarianism in ONe Lesson" which was a campaign book that is still used by the LP today

  • More than 200 candidates across the U.S. recive 2.9 million votes

  • Libertarians are elected to every seat on the city council in Big Water, Utah.

  • Appoximately 2 million people vote for LP candidates.

  • LP moves it's national headquarters into the watergate office building

  • The Libertarian Party becomes the first third party in American history to earn ballot status in all 50 states.

  • The LP set a new record by running 853 candidates in 44 states.

  • Party founder, David Nolan, is named one of the "2,000 outstanding intellectuals" of the 20th century.

  • more than 200 Lebertarian candidates are on the ballots in state and local elections.

  • The LP celebrates its 30th anniversary.

  • LP saves taxpayers more than $2 billon in one day by defeating Florida's sales tax hike, and California's property saales tax hike.

  • Libertarian Party release the "Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward."

  • The LP transitioned from a member-based organization to a donor-based organization.

  • The LP wins two supreme cout cases; one striked down California's "blanket primary" and the other ended Indiana's random drug-search roadblocks.

  • More Libertarian candidates win elections in local races.