Hennepin County recently considered a 1% tax increase even in a recession, after burdening residents with another 5% property tax hike last year. In a county where residents are used to being squeezed by county officials, Libertarian candidate Mary O'Connor has decided that enough is enough. She's taking on entrenched incumbent Mike Opat in District 1, which includes Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, north Crystal, northwest Minneapolis, north New Hope, Osseo, and Robbinsdale.
Residents of the Twin Cities southern suburb of Apple Valley will have a unique opportunity this fall, with a Libertarian in the race for Mayor. Ryan Richard Moe, a longtime resident and small businessman, is running against incumbent Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland. Ryan Moe has seen some troubling things in the city, including wasteful spending on city-run liquor stores and a multi-million dollar waterpark, two issues which inspired him to throw his hat into the ring.
The LPMN has expanded into social media with new pages on Facebook and Twitter. You can now easily stay informed about upcoming LPMN activities and pro-liberty events, find out more about our latest efforts and candidates, and discuss issues which concern you.
The LPMN made another outreach appearance in August, returning to the annual Vans Warped Tour music festival in Shakopee. An event featuring punk rock, thrash metal, and other alternative genres, the Vans Warped Tour attracted fans from throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Volunteers had the opportunity to connect with many who already agree with our steadfast support for the freedom of self-expression and opposition to censorship.