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Allen County 2020 Libertarian convention nominates candidates

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Elections are coming up fast and one area county party is taking their first step to discuss the local change.

The Allen County Libertarian Party is a small group of area citizens working to stand out as a third party in the upcoming elections. Today the party met for the annual 2020 Libertarian Convention for nominating local candidates at Liberty Diner.

Hosted by Secretary of LPAC, Jeanette Jaquish, the group discussed electing delegates to the state convention and updating bylaws. There were two potential candidates at the event, Jason Eicholtz for State Rep. District 83 and Morgan Rigg for State Rep. District 52.

“The biggest thing I’m trying to get people to realize that there are a lot more options out there than just two parties,” Jason Eicholtz said. “There's a lot more options than the three parties here too represented on the ballot.”

Eicholtz is seeking the potential candidate nomination under reducing government bureaucracies, reforming child support and divorce laws and recognizing individual autonomy.

“The best thing that people can do is inform themselves of the candidates that are running for all different parties and make the best election for what represents them."

Morgan Riggs, also seeking a Libertarian nomination, is running under the goals of tax reform, deregulation of businesses and legalizing marijuana.

The 2020 Libertarian Convention ended with a potential candidate Q&A session. The delegates will attend the 2020 State Convention March 6-8 in Indianapolis.

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Kaitlyn Kendall

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