Run for State House
I'm ready to run!
Without you, over half of the Iowa State House races are already won!
There are currently 51 unchallenged Iowa State House races. When Libertarians like you step up to run for office, you challenge the political power strongholds. Taking up the leadership role of a candidate, you give Iowans someone to vote for who shares their values of minimal government and maximum individual freedom. Iowa voters need your dedication to our motto, "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."
Gary Johnson's run for President in 2016 opened up the Iowa Libertarians to ballot access as a major party, which cleared the way for 2018 to be the most successful election cycle ever for us. Participating in primaries gave the opportunity to run the most candidates, never-before-seen media attention, and record-breaking vote totals. Despite this, unprecedented voter turnout got the better of us. We missed the threshold to retain the major party status by just 0.4%. We are no longer eligible to participate in the primary and have returned to our non-party political organization status. Seeing we were still quite a threat to the powers that be, in 2019, the Iowa Legislature, led by a Republican majority, passed laws that restricted the voters' choices at the ballot box including moving up the
the third party and independent filing deadline to comply with a primary election from which we're excluded, as well as higher petition requirements.
So we sued to stop them.
And we won.
We have now retained our previous filing deadline of late August, and we need you.
Let's show the voters of Iowa that Libertarians are not going anywhere, and we'll do all we can to make sure they have a candidate on the ballot worth voting for.
There are many reasons to run for office. Whatever your reason, you'll have the support and encouragement of Libertarians who have run before and want to see a freer Iowa for us all.
Requirements to run for Iowa House
Prepare your Campaign
If I can do it,
so can you!
Filing my campaign petitions and affidavit in 2016
Disillusioned with two-party politics, I joined the Libertarian Party after responding to a candidate recruitment effort by my state LP's Campaigns & Elections Committee. I ran for the Iowa House of Representatives in 2016. I ran for office again in 2018 for Polk County Supervisor. My opponent was a well-funded incumbent in 2016 and a career politician playing musical chairs in 2018. Both were running completely unopposed. I received enough votes to tell me that many of my neighbors are not satisfied with their government. Without my willingness to serve, they would have had no voice in the election process at all.
We were never meant to be ruled over by oligarchs but instead represent each other in cooperation. I was simply a homeschooling mother who cared and was willing to serve. If I can get my name on a ballot to offer my neighbors a choice, so can you! Since running for office myself, I've spent my time helping Libertarian organizations and helping others with their campaigns. I'm excited to be partnering with LPI to recruit candidates in my home state of Iowa. I will be available to help you with every step of getting on the ballot and will point you towards resources for campaign success once you're on. Feel free to email, call, or text me with any questions you have. -- Jocelyn Jeffries Fry
I'm ready to run!
The Libertarian Policy Institute
The Libertarian Policy Institute has executed large-scale, targeted recruitment campaigns in Arkansas and Alabama, recruiting 57 candidates in Arkansas and 69 in Alabama to boldly challenge a political machine no other political group had the will to challenge.
Next up, we're repeating this process in Iowa.
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Once you've completed the Getting to Know You Survey you'll get a response from me to help walk you through the steps. I'm happy to answer questions to make the process as simple as possible, however, your campaign is your own. I'm happy to point you in the direction of success once you've filed. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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