State & Federal 2018 Candidates

Are you interested in running for office and looking for a challenge? The Libertarian Party will have primary elections in 2018! Think of the publicity a primary will allow for you to present your qualifications for office and goals if elected. Even if there is no challenger in the primary, running for office in 2018 means you can get on the ballot months earlier than our candidates ever have before thanks to the benefits of being a state-recognized political party.

If you think you might be interested in seeking an office (the State constitutional offices, all House seats, half of the Senate seats, and the four U.S. Congressional districts), contact  We also recommend you attend the 2017 LPIA convention to meet key people in the party. The convention will be held March 24-25, 2017, in Johnston, Iowa.

Click here for a map of Iowa Senate seats that will be up for election in 2018.

To vote in the primary, you will have to be registered as a Libertarian. We encourage you to register as soon as possible. You can easily Register online through the Iowa Secretary of State’s office.


Nick Taiber-Cedar Falls City Council At-Large

Ryan Ketelsen-Guthrie County Hospital Trustee

Nathan Gentry – Rockwell City City Council

Ryan Ketelsen – Panora City Council

Andrew Smith – West Union City Council

Roxann Swanson – Hartley City Council 

Seth Odor – Clinton City Council