The SCC will be having its first meeting by teleconference after the March convention on April 8, 2017, at 6PM.
Our annual convention will be held at The Deck in Westbrook, CT (359 Boston Post Rd), 1PM (doors open at Noon) on Saturday March 10th, 2018.
This is our annual convention to conduct state party business, select officers and plan the year ahead.
We plan to nominate candidates for the following offices at this year's convention:
Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer, US Congress District 2.
The floor will also be open to nominations for other offices.
Richard Lion, Candidate for US Senate, released the following statement regarding the tragic shootings in Orlando:
"All of us in the Libertarian Party feel great sadness over the shooting in Orlando, Florida. The Libertarian Party just held our convention in Orlando two short weeks before the shooting. The Libertarian Party was founded in 1971 and from the start we supported LGBTQ rights; we stand with the LGBTQ community today.
"No matter who you are, there is someone that would do you harm out of irrational hatred. It is always the soft targets that are the targets; the perpetrators of this sort of act are cowards, seeking out gun-free zones and other opportunities to attack the unarmed. Some will call for more gun control, making even more soft targets. Neither gun law nor drone bombing others will make us safe. Only kindness and vigilance can win the day."
The Libertarian Party of Connecticut met in Wethersfield on Saturday, May 7, to nominate candidates for US House and US Senate. Several hopefuls sought the party's endorsement, and presented their cases to the meeting, which was open to the public. After voting, the party selected Dan Reale to run for the second district seat in Congress. He will be facing the Democratic incumbent Joe Courtney, as well as Republican Daria Novak, in the general election on November 8th.
“I congratulate the 2016 GOP nominee on her success at the convention, and look forward to her joining me in making her campaign promises under penalty of perjury, as I have done”, remarked Reale. “As we both know, we need to demonstrate that we are different from Joe Courtney, and will assuredly advance the interests of the voters in the 2nd District without hesitation”.
The Senate nomination race was a three-person affair, which took four rounds of ballots to decide. When all the votes were counted, Richard Lion defeated party vice-chairman Paul Passarelli and party treasurer Carol McMahon to be selected by his fellow party members. In a short statement, Lion congratulated Dan Reale on his nomination, and thanked the other candidates for a race well-run.
The Libertarian Party of Connecticut is the state branch of the Libertarian Party, the third largest political party in the United States. They may be contacted any time on their web page, http://www.lpct.org.Read more