LPKS Gubernatorial Debate!
The Libertarian Party of Kansas has reserved the large meeting room at the
Emporia Public Library
110 E 6th Ave
Emporia, KS 66801
On Saturday, March, 24th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public!
The LPKS is hosting it's first gubernatorial debate between the declared Libertarian gubernatorial candidates who are filed with the GEC to run for Kansas! We have the large meeting room starting at 12:30, please arrive early out of respect for the debate.
By alphabetical order of first name, the candidates are Ethan Randleas and Thomas Padgett. Randleas will bring a right-libertarian stance to the debate; Padgett will bring a left-libertarian stance to the debate. A third candidate just filed with the GEC to run for Governor and is putting all the things in place to make a public announcement soon. Once the candidate has publicly announced we will update you! The third candidate will also be participating in this debate! Our moderator is Libertarian Party of Kansas Vice-Chair, Sharon DuBois. This will be fun!
Check out Ethan Randleas' website here: ethanrandleas.com
Visit Ethan's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/randleas4gov/
Tweet at Ethan: @Randleas4Gov
From his website, Ethan Randleas, 18, comes from a family that operates a small farm. He has seen what hard work is and what it means to live humbly and appreciate the smaller things in life. Randleas is currently a senior at Wichita Heights, and has already begun to take college courses at Wichita State. He is running to shake up Topeka, breaking up the stranglehold of statism that has began to cast its dark shadow over our great state. He may be young, but that does not mean that he is incapable of serving the people of Kansas.
Check out Thomas Padgett's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-Padgett-for-Kansas-2009006402688164/
Thomas Padgett, a 20-year-old graduate of Topeka High School, works for a small business. Padgett was frustrated with the 2016 presidential nominees of the Republican and Democratic parties and voted for presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Thomas has felt nagging disappointment with major party candidates for governor. “I felt the two major parties weren’t putting forward candidates that represented me very well,” he said in an interview. “I want to be that third option.”
The Debate Topics relating to Kansans will be: Education, Economics, and Personal Liberties
The moderator will collect cards with questions from the crowd before the debate. The moderator will ask those questions if we have cleared all of the questions brought from the LPKS.
Each candidate will give a three minute introduction. Then each candidate will have one minute to answer each question. If they choose, they will have an option to have a thirty second rebuttal. Each candidate will then have a one minute-thirty second closing statement.
You can also email questions you would like to have asked to Vice-Chair@LPKS.org
If there is enough time left over, there will possibly be questions open to the public. The public will be allowed to ask a question within a thirty second allotted timeframe.
110 E 6th Ave
Emporia, KS 66801
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