Listed below are the Libertarian Party of Butler County's candidates for the 2022 Midterm Elections.
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State Representative, District 8
Derek has lived in Butler County most of his life; attended Butler Area High School, Butler Area Vo Tech, and earned his Eagle Scout award with Troop 6. He started working as a machinist out of high school and transitioned into a career in sales. Unlike career politicians, Derek believes in the rights of the smallest minority: The Individual.
His top issues are putting an end to tyrannical lockdowns and COVID mandates, defending the Second Amendment, legalizing marijuana, pushing to end the War on Drugs, and cutting our intrusive government out of our lives.
State Representative, District 11
Greg is a 39 year old husband, father, veteran, steel worker, and lifelong resident of the Butler area. Graduated from Butler High School in 2001 and spent time at Slippery Rock University for Business Management.
He became a Libertarian because he saw how inefficient and ineffective our government was at all levels. He is a supporter of free markets and a big proponent of voluntaryism. Top issues are lowering or removing restrictions and regulations on small businesses to help them compete against large conglomerates, moving us closer to self-governance since nobody understands what is best for the individual more than the individual, funding students instead of systems by allow parents to make decisions on where to send their kids to school, pushing Defend the Guard legislation which reminds Congress that deploying Pennsylvania's National Guard soldiers to active war zones without a Declaration of War is unconstitutional, and defending Second Amendment rights, as any gun law is unconstitutional.
"Common sense gun control should be: Sight picture, steady breathing, and a good trigger squeeze."
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State Representative, District 12
State Representative, District 17
David is a 19-year resident of Pennsylvania currently working as a service technician in the restaurant industry and runs a local campground with his husband. Previously, he served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army, where he was honorably discharged. A former Democrat, then Republican, David joined the Libertarian Party in 1992 after becoming disillusioned with the two old parties:
“They look out for personal responsibility, personal liberty. They’re not trying to tell people what they can and can’t do. If a guy and another guy want to date, who cares? It’s between two adults. Marijuana? Treat it like alcohol, as long as you’re not harming somebody else.”
He is a strong believer in the Constitution, supports decentralizing the power of the state to local communities in areas such as criminal justice and education, believes abortion should stay between a woman and her doctor, fights for LGBTQ+ rights, and calls to end the War on Drugs and legalize marijuana.
“I think people at the local level can handle things better. The leaders are your neighbors, so they will try to make things right. Once they go to Harrisburg or Washington, D.C., they lose a lot.”