Libertarian State Candidates

All of the following candidates were endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee.


Lawrence Samuels

Carmel Unified School District Board

Tom Nichols

State Assembly - District 8

Tom is a resident of Squaw Valley, where he breeds and trains quarter horses with his wife, Vicki, and enjoys a variety of outdoors activities. He worked his way through college as a carpenter and general contractor, and works as a telecommunications specialist in the east valley. Tom is a grateful father to 6 children (with 3 grandchildren, and counting), especially as he reflects on difficult times earlier in his life. He is the current Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Fresno County, and serves on the Judicial Committee for the Libertarian Party of California. 

Jeff Schwartz

Thousand Oaks City Council - At Large

Jeff Schwartz is the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Ventura County. He first joined the Libertarian Party approximately 1990. This is his first run for elected office.

Jeff has had a career in advertising, media, and public health, and he currently is transitioning to starting a new business venture. He has been very active in local community politics for the past two years. He has been extremely active in local medical freedom activism, and has forged relationships with many local freedom and conservative political activists.

Jeff is running in a race for three open seats. There are expected to be a total of eight other candidates in this race: two incumbents seeking re-election, three candidates endorsed by the religious right, and three candidates likely to be endorsed by the Democrats.

Jeff is actively involved in the community, and plans to reach out to the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and other prominent community organizations.

He also has a campaign YouTube channel and a campaign Facebook page, both of which can be accessed via his campaign website.

Jeff has a campaign bank account and is capable of accepting online donations via his website.

Terry Miller

Cypress City Council - At Large

Kelly Carden

Rosamond Municipal Advisory Council - At Large

Rodgir Cohen

Redlands City Council, District 1

Cheyne Strawn

Hanford City Council - District E

Cheyne Strawn has been a Libertarian since 2020.  He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Kings County and serves as an At-Large Member of the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee.  He has been serving on the Hanford Parks and Recreation Commission since 2019.

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Jeffrey Hewitt

Riverside County Board of Supervisors - District 5

Michael Lema

Hayward City Council - At Large

Francisco Ramirez

Hanford City Council - District D
Francisco Ramirez was first elected to the Hanford City Council in 2014.  He has previously served as Mayor of Hanford.  He became a Libertarian in 2020.   On the Hanford City Council he has helped the city manage a balanced budget and he has opposed a county sales tax measure and Sacramento overreach.  He has also helped loosen some restrictive zoning practices in Hanford in order to help diversify Hanford’s market.
 
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Amanda Saltray

Hanford City Council - District A

Amanda Saltray was appointed to complete the term of John Draxler, previous Hanford City Councilman, in 2021, when he resigned.  Ms. Saltray has been a Libertarian since 2021 and currently serves on the Libertarian Party of Kings County Executive Committee as Treasurer.  On the Hanford City Council she has helped the city manage a balanced budget and she has opposed a county sales tax measure and Sacramento overreach.  She has also helped loosen some restrictive zoning practices in Hanford in order to help diversify Hanford’s market.

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