Run for Office

How to Become a Candidate

LP Anderson is dedicated to finding good Libertarians to run for office at the local, state, and national levels, and helping them with their campaigns. Have you ever thought about running for office? Maybe you just want to learn more about the convention process. This is a great place to start.

We Are a Convention Party

The Libertarian Party does not participate in primary elections as the two old parties do. Our candidates are nominated at convention. Depending on the type of office, this might be at the county, state, or national convention.

Non-partisan offices can also make a huge difference

Running for a non-partisan position on city councils, school boards, homeowners associations, and municiple offices offer strong opportunites to support liberty ideals and should not be overlooked. Local offices that are closest to us offer potential for the most direct protection of our children, liberty, money, and the individual.

Filing Information

We can be used as a resource for information. Employees and members of the Libertarian Party are not elections lawyers and are not qualified to give legal advice. We can show you where to find important information and assist you whenever possible.

Candidates for Federal Offices, including the US Senate and the US Congress, should refer to the Federal Elections Commission for applicable forms and read the rules before spending or raising any money for your campaign, including your own.

Texas State and County Offices:
Texas Ethics Commission
Guide for judicial candidates
Guide for other statewide and district candidates
Guide for local (county) candidates
Secretary of State 2022 Candidate Guide
Anderson County Elections Office

Federal offices:
Federal Election Commission
FEC Candidate quick answers page

Please contact us if you have any questions!