Thursday, June 29, 2006

It's Official!

We will have a REAL choice in November for Ohio Governor! - LJ

News Release
For Immediate Distribution
June 29, 2006
Contact: Robert Butler
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Libertarian Bill Peirce Officially Placed on Ballot

Ohio Economist Running for Governor(Columbus, Ohio) The Secretary of State's office reports that Ohio Economist Bill Peirce and his running mate Mark Noble have delivered 9389 valid signatures, almost doubling the official requirement to be placed on the ballot for Governor this fall.

"Ohio will grow and create jobs only when the crafty, connected, and ambitious in this state can no longer get rich by grubbing for favors in the Statehouse. I believe that smart, talented, hard-working, Ohioans; set free from bureaucracy, waste, and fraud; will bring prosperity to Ohio by using their energy to build real businesses throughout this state," said Bill Peirce.

"Burdened by scandals and a divisive primary, Ohio Republicans are looking for alternatives," notes Powell Libertarian, Robert Butler. "We are ready to become the real small-government choice for Ohio."

The Libertarian Party of Ohio was not recognized by Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, so Peirce will be listed on the ballot as "Other Party". Peirce plans to present this "Other Party"'s ideas and proposals for economic growth as he travels the state.

"I have spent my entire career studying economic development, and that's what Ohio needs now. I'm well aware of the linkage between low employment and high tax rates," declares Peirce. "There's a growing consensus among many economists that economic freedom is closely linked to economic growth. The only way to get more rapid growth is to get more economic freedom."

For more information about Bill Peirce, please visit


Blogger Joab said...

FYI, I did an e-mail interview with Bill Peirce recently. It's not as in-depth as I'd have liked, but correspondance interviews aren't the best way to go in the first place. URL is:

1:57 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

IMHO even more important than the governor's race is the minimum-wage initiative that may be on the ballot. I heard someone from the Buckeye Institute talking about it on the radio today; if he is correct it gives union officials unparalleled authority to look into business records. It also writes wage bargaining into the Ohio Constitution, which is a disastrous precedent.

These initiatives are apparently very popular, so it's a very important fight.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Ok. I hate to do this but here goes:

It's been a month with no new posts here. Time to roll up this blog and shut 'er down. No use cluttering up cyberspace with a dead blog.

8:54 AM  
Blogger D. Greene said...

don't be such a zealot, vote for Blackwell. He's a damn fine accountant, and what Ohio, and especially Dayton, needs, is a candidate that can actually win THIS election, not next election, or maybe in Ohio ten years from now. Ohio is a two party state, and you ain't gonna change it.

- Dan (the new guy at The Conservatorium of Conservatism)

P.S. Please come back to us, we miss your cogent arguments. Peace.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Libertarian Jason said...

Correction... Ohio is a ONE party State. Has been for 20 years, with Republicans in monopoly control of the State govt, running the state into the ground. We are one of the highest taxed states, worst for friendliness to small business, worst for economic freedom, and worst for political freedom.

Yeah... Voting for Blackwell is going to change that.



1:50 PM  

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