For those who missed our November meeting, here are the percentages our candidates earned in this year’s elections.

Baghwan (Bob) Dashairya, US House of Representatives District 8
1.6%

John Hargenrader, County Commisioner District 1
14.1%

James H. Lewis II, State Representative District 66 3.1%

Todd L. Richardson, State Senate District 22
3.1%

Ron Sanderson, State Representative District 47
3.4%

Rodger Young, Livingston County Commissioner District 5
5.9%

What does it all mean? For a virtually new political party presence in our county with three times the candidates we ran in 2008, I like it. We’re not threatening to win races yet, but 2010 was a big learning year for me as a first-time party chairman and for our candidates, all of whom deserve high praise for putting their time and money on the line to defend our liberties.

Where that learning from this year takes us is, ultimately, up to each and every one of you reading this. You have the power to participate in our monthly meetings, to help us staff our literature booth at 2011 county events, to write letters to the editor of your local papers, and to talk to your neighbors and loved ones about why you support the only political party in America that promotes both civil rights AND free markets. One of the best parts of this year for me has been getting to know fellow citizens in Livingston County who walk the talk of our US Constitution, and who live the values that our country’s founders realized. I’m proud to know them and looking forward to meeting more of you in 2011.

Warm regards,
Tim Keirnan, Chair