By Andy Evans, Chair – Straits Area Libertarian Party
On May 20th, the Straits Area Libertarian Party hosted a “Town Hall” forum featuring our two primary candidates for Governor, Bill Gelineau and John Tatar. The resulting turnout including many new faces, and the two contenders fielded a wide ranging set of topics. The audience was very engaged, and they had many follow-up questions and comments to contribute. I have rarely seen two hours move by so quickly.
For the first time in Michigan history, this event included two Libertarian primary challengers for Governor; Gelineau and Tatar both collected well over the required 15,000 voter signatures in order to make the August 7th ballot.
Our town hall was also noted in the local newspapers and radio, including the Cheboygan Tribune: http://www.cheboygannews.com/news/20180506/libertarian-candidates-for-governor-to-visit-cheboygan-may-20
We sincerely thank Bill and John for making the long trek north, and their outreach has already produced new memberships for our affiliate!