People seeking to be on the ballot for county offices in Iowa must file their paperwork by March 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m. The filing period opens on March 2, 2020. Offices on the November 3, 2020, ballot are: Board of Supervisors (Districts 1 and 3), Auditor, and Sheriff. If you are interested in these offices, please contact the Polk County Libertarians.
For the Board of Supervisors, District 1 includes Alleman, Clive, Elkhart, Grimes, Johnston, Polk City, Sheldahl, Windsor Heights and Urbandale. District 3 includes Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Mitchellville and Pleasant Hill. Libertarians have sought seats on the Board in prior years and those former candidates are available to help you with your their experience.
Libertarians have run for Sheriff in past years. It has been close to a decade since there was a Libertarian seeking the office in Polk County. The most recent run for Sheriff was by Rick Stewart in Linn County in 2018. If you are interested in running for sheriff, give us a call.
The Auditor is an elected office that does not have experienced candidates from the Libertarian Party, at the county level. We are still willing to talk with Libertarians interested in this office.
The Polk County Libertarians have been following the meetings of the Board of Supervisors. We find that the current Board members tend to rubber stamp resolutions put before them. That is not good practice for protecting the value of taxpayer dollars or for keeping government-dictated practices and standards out of our lives and away from our properties. We would like to see candidates representing the party for the District 1 and District 3 seats.
Other, non-partisan, offices, such as Soil and Water District Commissioner, will have deadlines later in the year for filing candidate papers. For partisan offices, under legislation signed into law by the governor in 2019, candidates seeking to run as Libertarians must file their paperwork for county-level offices between March 2 and March 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m. For Libertarians seeking state-level office or to run for U.S. Congress or Senate, the filing period is currently open and ends March 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
Please contact the Polk County Libertarians if you are interested in running for office. We encourage you to join us at our monthly meetings and/or discussion groups whether you are a candidate or just interested in working towards change in how government operates.