Northwest Michigan Libertarians celebrated success during the November 2020 election, as Mancelona Township elected Donna Gundle-Krieg as the first Libertarian to ever win in a partisan race in northern Michgan. The five other Libertarian candidates in NW MIchigan also performed respectably, as did Ben Boren, who ran as a Libertarian for U.S. Congress in District #1.
In addition to Gundle-Krieg, other local candidates had impressive showings:
Frank Pelky, who ran for Homestead Township Clerk, received 43% of the votes against his Republican challenger;
David Holmer ran as Manistee County Comissioner, and received 25% of the votes against his Democrat challenger;
Cory Dean ran against 4 Republicans for Blair Township Clerk, and received 9% of the vote.
The other Libertarians all ran tri-partisan races, and received 2% of the vote, including Ben Boren, who ran for U.S. 1st District Representative in Congress; Racin’ Jason Crum, who ran for State Representative in the 104th district; and Thomas Bosch, who ran for Long Lake Township Trustee against eight other candidates.
Thanks to all of the candidates! Running for office is hard work, but spreading liberty is very important.
Click here to see how other candidates fared across Michigan.