Fourteen Libertarians Endorsed By Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC

Fourteen Libertarians Endorsed By Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC

The fourteen LPM Candidates who were endorsed by MVF-PAC were sent frames like this one to put on their social media profile pictures.

The fourteen LPM Candidates who were endorsed by MVF-PAC were sent frames like this one to put on their social media profile pictures.

By Scotty Boman, Editor

Link to the August Michigan Libertarian

Roseville, MI – The Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC (MVF-PAC) endorsed fifteen Libertarian Party candidates.  This is likely the largest number of endorsements of Libertarian Candidates in Michigan by a single PAC.  Since these were pre-primary endorsements, they are a direct consequence of The Libertarian Party of Michigan’s primary party ballot status.

Their Libertarian Party Endorsements are:

  1. John Tatar for Governor.
  2. Gregory Creswell for District 1 State Representative.
  3. Ryan Manier for District 28 State Representative.
  4. Brian Wright for District 38 State Representative.
  5. Norman Peterson for District 64 State Representative.
  6. Jason Rees for District 65 State Representative.
  7. Patty Malowney for District 77 State Representative.
  8. Tyler Palmer for District 93 State Representative.
  9. Joseph LeBlanc for District 7 State Senator.
  10. Chad McNamara for District 17 State Senator.
  11. Erwin Haas for District 26 State Senator.
  12. Nathan Hewer for District 28 State Senator.
  13. Max Riekse for District 34 State Senator.
  14. Jamie Lewis for District 72 State Senator.

To be endorsed, candidates needed to affirm three positions:

  1. I support an individual’s right to make vaccine decisions for themselves and for their children.

  2. I support the legislative process as it relates to vaccine choice. I do not support the practice of un-elected state or local agencies placing undue burdens on individuals seeking vaccine waivers.

  3. I do not support mandatory vaccination by employers or educational institutions that receive tax-payer funding.

In some cases, more than one candidate was endorsed for the same position in the same primary, so this appears to be the only criteria.

The relevant plank of Libertarian Party of Michigan Platform states:

“XI. HEALTH CARE   The most fundamental property right is an individual’s right to own and control his or her own body. All individuals have the right to determine their own health care needs and treatment. Exercise of this right does not remove the moral obligations not to violate the rights of others. We recognize the state, when it exists, has a duty to protect the rights of others, particularly those in society who are the most vulnerable, including: the very old, the very young, and the mentally handicapped. The state, where it exists, does have a duty to protect the life of all individuals, and should prosecute those who utilize force or fraud to end life.”

Editor’s note: This article concerns candidates seeking the Libertarian Party nomination through the primary system. The Michigan Libertarian provides fair coverage of any Libertarian Party of Michigan member who is seeking the nomination through this process without endorsing one candidate over another, or the candidate’s views. Neither does the Michigan Libertarian necessarily endorse the views of the Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC.

Link to the August Michigan Libertarian