BenSwann.com: Libertarians Win Historical Lawsuit Against Election CommitteeSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:30
by Michael Lotfi | November 1, 2013 | BenSwann.com
Last year Jim Tomasik was elected as the Tennessee Libertarian Party chairman. Tomasik promised to bring change to the libertarian party of Tennessee (LPTN), make the party a viable force within the state and work tirelessly. Last year at the LPTN state convention one voter asked Tomasik, “Are you willing to put your name on a lawsuit in order to win libertarians the right to be on the ballot?” Tomasik answered, “Of course.”
A report compiled by the LPTN, the Constitution Party and the Green Party of Tennessee shows that the state has some of the most restrictive ballot access laws in the country.
Tomasik found himself in an opportune moment to prove himself to those who voted him in. State Representative Lois DeBerry passed away last July from pancreatic cancer. Tomasik was encouraged by supporters to run for the seat. Currently, no republican is seeking the nomination for the 91st State House district. Ramesh Akbari (D) won the democratic nominee weeks ago.