Presidential Candidate Mike ter Maat Visits Santa Clara County

Mike ter Maat, who is seeking the Libertarian nomination for President in 2024, visited Santa Clara County this past weekend during a campaign swing through California.

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Libertarians decry bureaucrats’ greed as local residents, businesses face record inflation

Santa Clara County party voter guide for Nov. 8 promotes term limits, disapproves big spending

SUNNYVALE, Calif.— The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County’s (LPSCC) Nov. 8, 2022 general election voter guide (below) reflects the party’s frustration with the high levels of spending and borrowing being proposed by local public servants, who, along with government contractors, seem to have an insatiable appetite for the pocketbooks of those whose interests they should instead be protecting.

The party has endorsed one candidate within the county:

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Elected Libertarian Holtz’s housing solutions featured in ‘Opportunity Now’

Elected Libertarian Brian Holtz, a Purissima Hills Water District director, was interviewed about housing costs for an Opportunity Now Silicon Valley series of articles focused on the Libertarian perspective on public policy issues.

Holtz said that to alleviate the housing crisis, he would eliminate land-use restrictions — the most measurable factor in rising housing costs — because of how they limit supply.

“Even the subtle ordinances like parking and lot minimums eat up demand for land, decrease density, and make mass transit less economically feasible,” he said, pointing out that despite high demand, sellers are restricted in many ways from building up and expanding, which “impacts just about everybody.”

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Libertarians quoted in Palo Alto press

‘Daily Post’ covers LPSCC’s arguments against ballot measures
Aug. 27, 2022

In preparation for the Nov. 8, 2022 election, the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County filed arguments against Palo Alto’s Measure K, which would instigate a business tax, and Measure L, which would divert natural-gas ratepayers’ funds to other city programs.

On Aug. 26, the Palo Alto Daily Post newspaper published an article about the filing of the two measures’ proponents’ and opponents’ arguments. The article cited strong points made by LPSCC Treasurer Alan Kaiser, a Palo Alto resident, and Chair Joe Dehn, and revealed that local businesses had chosen not to spend time lodging an argument against the tax measure, which the councilmembers had watered down since initially proposing it.

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LP SCC Signs Arguments Against 10 Local Measures

Continuing a long tradition of speaking out in defense of local taxpayers, the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County signed arguments against 10 ballot measures that will be on the ballot this November. These arguments will appear in the official county voter information guide, which will be mailed to voters in those districts.
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Libertarian Dehn for Congress denounces opponent's approach to curbing gun violence

Santa Clara County party issues voter guide for June 7

SUNNYVALE, Calif. Joe Dehn, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress, Dist. 17, said Monday that the Big Government approach to gun violence proposed by his opponent, incumbent Ro Khanna, is not the answer. Dehn said none of the proposals that Rep. Khanna supports would be effective, or a good use of tax money.

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Hinkle Recieves Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award

Mark Hinkle, currently Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County received the Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award at the LP's 2022 national convention, held over the Memorial Day weekend in Sparks, Nevada.

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Local Libertarians Attend National Convention

The Libertarian Party held its biennial National Convention over the Memorial Day weekend, with more than 1000 delegates (including alternates serving as delegates) voting on party business, and eleven members of the LP SCC county central committee were among them.
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LP SCC Opposes Deceptive Measure A

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County endorses a NO vote on Measure A in the June primary election, calling it "deceptive". The measure, put on the ballot by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, would change the term limits for members of the district board.

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LP SCC Opposes School Tax Measures

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County has declared its opposition to two ballot measures that will impose tax burdens on local citizens.

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