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LIBERTARIAN PARTY ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES AND NOMINATING PROCEDURE FOR 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTIONPosted Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 8:27 PM
What: Libertarian Party Missouri 8th Congressional District Forum and Nominating Convention
Where: Scott County Courthouse, Benton
When: February 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIBERTARIAN PARTY ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES AND NOMINATING PROCEDURE FOR 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION
The Chair of the Libertarian Party Missouri 8th Congressional District Committee, Rick Vandeven, has announced that there are two candidates who are seeking the Libertarian nomination for US Representative in the special election to be held June 4, 2013. The candidates are Jason Williams of Bloomfield, and Bill Slantz of St. Charles.
Mr. Williams is a veteran of the Civil Air Patrol (2002-2007) having attained the rank of First Lieutenant. He is a 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, a 2012 graduate of Southeast Health College of Nursing, is currently attending the American Military University, served on the Stoddard County Public Water District #5 Board as Vice-President, served two terms on the Stoddard County Castor Township Board as Clerk, and is the owner of Trackers Firearms in Bloomfield.
Mr. Slantz moved his company to St. Charles from New York City in 1997. The W.G. Slantz Company provides a variety of essential consulting services to radio and television broadcasters across the country. Bill is widely considered one of the nation's foremost experts on music performance rights. After moving back to Missouri, Bill met and married his wife Jean, a lifelong resident here. He was the 2012 Libertarian Party nominee for US Representative, Missouri 2nd Congressional District.
The Libertarian Party 8th Congressional District Committee will hold a nominating convention on February 9, 2013 at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton. Before the nomination process begins, a forum will be held beginning at 1 pm. Questions written by the Missouri Libertarian Party Executive Director, Greg Tlapek, and the Southeast Missouri State University Student Libertarian Association will be presented to the candidates. Mr. Tlapek and SLA President Skyler Miller will be the proctors of the forum. The nomination process will begin immediately following the forum. The nomination rules will be in accordance with Missouri State law.
The public, including the media, is invited to attend the Libertarian Party Missouri 8th Congressional District Committee forum and nominating convention at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton on Saturday February 9th, 2013 at 1:00 pm.
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I was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1972, and grew up in the Chaffee area where I still reside with my lovely wife and three beautiful and talented daughters. I have been employed in the paper industry for the past 14 years and am a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. In my spare time I support my local parochial school, listen to and perform music, and read. This is my second run for U.S. Congress as the Libertarian Party candidate. In 2010 I was endorsed by the Boston Tea Party and received an "A" rating from the Gun Owners of America. Since my last campaign I supported the opposition to the smoking ban in Cape Girardeau, gathered signatures for the Show-Me Cannabis initiative, was elected to the Missouri State Libertarian Party Executive Committee, and recently won the Champion of Freedom Award. I hope that my candidacy helps to advance the cause of individual liberty. I welcome your questions and comments. Thank you for reading!
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