Keister Withdraws From Town Council Bid:
Libertarian Candidate Encounters Paperwork Snafu Invalidating Candidacy
Clarksville, Indiana – July 30, 2015 – The campaign by Libertarian Party candidate Thomas Keister for the Clarksville Town Council District Three seat in the November general election has come to an end, as a paperwork error led to his candidacy being ruled invalid.
According to County Clerk Susan Popp, under Indiana Code 3-13-1-20, the amended notice of intent to fill a ballot vacancy was not received by the June 22 deadline as set by the Indiana Election Division. The error went unnoticed by the clerk’s staff, who notarized, stamped and filed the document on the final candidate filing date of June 30.
The campaign had marked Keister’s first foray into Clarksville and Clark County politics after four previous campaigns in Floyd County with the Libertarian Party.
While a candidate, Keister took stances for District Voting and helped inform many in South Clarksville about the South Clarksville Redevelopment Plan currently under discussion, promising more transparency and direct contact between the Town Council and the public.
Keister says: “It is disappointing that the campaign has to come to an end. The people of Clarksville still have two strong Libertarian candidates in Russell Brooksbank and Greg Hertzsch to vote for and provide the kind of reasoned and accountable councilmen the town deserves.”
Keister plans to spend the rest of the election cycle publicizing the candidates and helping to inform the community through his work as Communications Director of the Libertarian Party of Clark County (LPCC), including the continued development of the LPCC’s new website. The LPCC can be found on Facebook, and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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