2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
See below for dates and locations of forums where you can meet the candidates for Des Moines City Council and Mayor. These are non-partisan offices, meaning that party affiliation is not listed on the ballot. But we want people to know there are three registered Libertarians seeking local office in Des Moines on November 5, 2019.
We encourage you to learn about Chase Holm for mayor, Marco Battaglia for at-large city council, and Toya Johnson for Ward 4 city council. We then ask you to vote for these three candidates on November 5th. Early voting is now underway. The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 25.
UPCOMING EVENTS of the POLK COUNTY LIBERTARIANS
Our next Business Meeting will be Friday, October 22, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Urbandale Public Library, Urbandale. We seek to make our business meetings informational and a place to connect with fellow Libertarians, in addition to conducting necessary party business. We encourage you to join us. (If you saw the meeting listed in the latest newsletter, please note the correct date is Tuesday, October 22nd.)
Let’s Talk Liberty is an informal gathering and discussion. Our November gathering is being planned. It is tentatively set for Saturday, November 9, 2019, in the afternoon. Location and topic are not yet set.
2019 CANDIDATE FORUMS
We are posting these as a courtesy to our members. We are not involved in any of these events but encourage Libertarians to attend and to ask questions.
Oct. 17 – NAACP Mayoral Forum – Corinthian Baptist Church, 814 School St., Des Moines, 6:30-8:00 pm
Oct. 20 – Asian/Latino Coalition Mayoral Debate (also livestreamed on KCCI from 5-6 pm) – Franklin Jr. High, 4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, 4-7 – audience must be seated by 4:30 when doors close
The Libertarian Party of Iowa has set caucuses for February 8, 2020, and the state convention for February 29, 2020. We will have an early state convention due to the passage of HF692 in the last legislative session. Candidates running under the designation of Libertarian for state offices must file their nominating papers by March 13, 2020, far earlier than in prior years.
We send out two email newsletters a month, and the occasional other email, to help keep voters and activists informed. We invite you to sign up and learn more about the Polk County Libertarian Party of Iowa.