Meet the 2018 Libertarian Candidates

Come to Harrisburg to meet the slate of Libertarians running in the mid-terms

HARRISBURG, PA – This Sunday, Ken Krawchuk, the Libertarian candidate for Governor, will join numerous other Libertarian candidates for a “Meet the Candidates” rally introducing Pennsylvania’s 2018 Libertarian candidates. The rally will be held on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg starting at 1 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2018, followed by a 6 PM reception at the Capitol Gastropub, 310 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Both events are free and open to the public.

The approximate schedule of events for the day includes:

1 PM – Meet and greet on the Capitol steps
1:30 PM – Pennsylvania Libertarian Party Secretary Steven Brenize
1:40 PM – State Representative candidates
2:30 PM – Libertarian congressional candidates
3:10 PM – Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Smith
3:30 PM – Gubernatorial candidate Ken Krawchuk
4:15 PM – U.S. Senate candidate Dale Kerns
6 PM –Food, drinks, fun and games at the Capitol Gastropub
10 PM – Closing

The State Representative candidates include Marc Bozzacco (153rd), David Medina (162nd), Jim Miller (98th), Joe Solowski (81st), and John Waldenberger (53rd). Congressional candidates include Steve Scheetz (1st) and Tim Silfies (7th). They are part of the 18 candidates fielded by the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania who qualified for the November ballot in 2018. More information about the Harrisburg event can be found on the Krawchuk ’18 campaign website, www.KenK4Pa.com or www.Facebook.com/KenK4Pa.

Krawchuk, 65, is an Information Technology entrepreneur from Abington, Pa. He has appeared on the gubernatorial ballot twice before, facing Democrat Ed Rendell in 2002 and Republican Tom Ridge in 1998. Smith is a retired retail merchant from Canonsburg, Pa, and has served two terms on her local school board, one of them as board president. Because of Pennsylvania’s onerous ballot access laws, Krawchuk is the first third party or independent gubernatorial candidate to appear on the Pennsylvania ballot since 2002. His return to politics comes on the heels of his federal court victory in 2016 that ruled unconstitutional the $80,000+ fines that have been levied against statewide candidates who are unsuccessful in their attempt to appear on the November ballot.

Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the state and the nation, with over 150 elected and appointed officials currently serving in office nationwide, and 40 in Pennsylvania. Libertarians are fiscally conservative and socially liberal, and like the Founding Fathers, Libertarians believe that you have the inalienable right to conduct your life as you see fit, without interference, so long as you respect the rights and property of others.

For more information about the Libertarian Party, the public is invited to contact the Krawchuk campaign at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (224) Krawchuk (224-572-9248), the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania at www.LpPa.org or (800) R-RIGHTS, or the National Libertarian Party or (202) 333-0008

Ken Krawchuk Makes the PA Gubernatorial Ballot

LANGHORNE, PA – “We are on the ballot!” exclaimed Ken Krawchuk, Libertarian Party candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, addressing a crowd of volunteers at a ballot access working party on Friday. “I just received word from the Pennsylvania Department of State, and they have accepted the paperwork submitted by my running mate Kathy Smith and me. That means we are ON the November ballot! Pennsylvania voters will be able to choose a Libertarian alternative this year.”

On Friday, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania submitted thousands of signatures to get their statewide and local candidates on the November ballot, including gubernatorial candidate Ken Krawchuk of Abington and lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Smith of Canonsburg. “I’m not exactly sure how many signatures Kathy and I submitted,” Krawchuk confessed. “I lost count somewhere around 12,000, and they’re still coming in. Thousands more are coming in, I hear, and the deadline isn’t until next Wednesday! We’re way past 200% of the required minimum, so it’s guaranteed the two old parties can’t challenge our right to be on the ballot like they’ve been doing repeatedly since 2004.” Krawchuk is now the first third-party or independent candidate for governor to appear on the ballot since 2002 to achieve ballot status in Pennsylvania. “Sixteen years is a long time,” Krawchuk noted. “But now I’m back. So be sure to drop by and visit our big “coming out” rally in Harrisburg on Saturday, August 11. Details will be on the campaign website at http://KenK4Pa.com and on Facebook.”

Krawchuk, 65, is an Information Technology entrepreneur from Abington, Pa. He has appeared on the gubernatorial ballot twice before, facing Democrat Ed Rendell in 2002 and Republican Tom Ridge in 1998. Smith is a retired retail merchant from Canonsburg, Pa, and has served two terms on her local school board, one of them as board president.

Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the state and the nation, with over 150 elected and appointed officials currently serving in office nationwide, and 40 in Pennsylvania. Libertarians are fiscally conservative and socially liberal, and like the Founding Fathers, Libertarians believe that you have the inalienable right to conduct your life as you see fit, without interference, so long as you respect the rights and property of others.

For more information about the Libertarian Party, the public is invited to contact the Krawchuk campaign at www.KenK4Pa.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (224) Krawchuk (224-572-9248), the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania at www.LpPa.org or (800) R-RIGHTS, or the National Libertarian Party at www.Lp.org or (202) 333-0008.

Krawchuk appears weekly on a Facebook livestream at 8 PM every Wednesday night,https://facebook.com/KenK4Pa.

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Krawchuk Decries Pennsylvania's "Cowboy Cops"

LIBERTARIAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE KEN KRAWCHUK DECRIES PENNSYLVANIA'S "COWBOY COPS"

ABINGTON, PA – “Out of control!”, insisted Ken Krawchuk, the Libertarian Party candidate for Pennsylvania Governor. “The drug war is out of control. The police are out of control. Pennsylvania’s leadership is out of control. It’s long past time we bring some sanity back to the Commonwealth. It’s long past time to vote Libertarian. Enough is enough!”

Krawchuk’s comments were made at a recent ballot access rally regarding yet another killing by police in Pennsylvania.

“The situation is nothing short of ludicrous. A Game Commission employee somehow decided a parked car was “suspicious”—don’t ask me how—and called the cops. Even though there was no evidence of any wrongdoing, the state police dispatched a helicopter and commandeered a bulldozer to locate the owner. Well, they found him – when they ran him over with the bulldozer and killed him! Their justification? They claim to have found ten cannabis plants in the area.

“Questions abound. Why bother chasing a random citizen through the woods? How do they know he had any connection to the plants? And only ten plants? Did they find them after killing an unarmed man or beforehand? Regardless, cannabis is not a dangerous drug—except when the police are around—and not worth the time, cost, and effort of enforcing such insane prohibitions. That’s why I’ve pledged to pardon every single non-violent drug offender on my first day in office. When a Libertarian Governor is elected in Pennsylvania, this insane War on Drugs is going to end.

“And it’s not only this bulldozer killing that highlights how out of control the police are. Earlier this month a Lancaster cop tasered an unarmed, compliant man— in the back! Just before that, an East Pittsburgh cop shot and killed an unarmed man—again in the back! I predict that in all three of these cases—bulldozering, tasering, and killing—the police will be exonerated. Why? Because they were following quote-unquote, “standard police procedure.” They were following the law. Well, those laws are flat out wrong, as demonstrated by the growing number of deaths at the hands of Pennsylvania’s Finest. It’s obvious we needs a complete overhaul of how police can be permitted to operate.

“For starters, instead of having the power to use any necessary force to make an arrest, police should only be permitted to use any necessary force to save lives. It’s not the arrest that matters; rather, it’s paramount for police to protect Pennsylvanians. And when I’m elected governor, I’ll work to bring the law into step with sanity. 

“Society used to tolerate the persecution of gays and minorities. Fortunately, the laws are finally moving beyond that ancient hatred. Society used to tolerate sexual harassment of women. Fortunately, social mores are finally moving beyond that heartless insensitivity. And similarly, when it comes to these out of control Cowboy Cops, we as a society must move beyond tolerating such cruelty at the hands of those sworn to protect us. And the only way to make sure we survive to see that day is to vote Libertarian.” 

Krawchuk, 65, is an Information Technology entrepreneur from Abington, Pa. He has appeared on the gubernatorial ballot twice before, facing Democrat Ed Rendell in 2002 and Republican Tom Ridge in 1998. Because of Pennsylvania’s onerous ballot access laws, Krawchuk is the last third party or independent gubernatorial candidate to appear on the Pennsylvania ballot since 2002. His return to politics comes on the heels of his federal court victory in 2016 that ruled unconstitutional the $80,000+ fines that have been levied against statewide candidates who are unsuccessful in their attempt to appear on the November ballot.

Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the state and the nation, with over 150 elected and appointed officials currently serving in office nationwide, and 40 in Pennsylvania. Libertarians are fiscally conservative and socially liberal, and like the Founding Fathers, Libertarians believe that you have the inalienable right to conduct your life as you see fit, without interference, so long as you respect the rights and property of others.

For more information about the Libertarian Party, the public is invited to contact the Krawchuk campaign at www.KenK4Pa.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (224) Krawchuk (224-572-9248), the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania at www.LpPa.org or (800) R-RIGHTS, or the National Libertarian Party at www.Lp.org or (202) 333-0008.

Krawchuk appears weekly on a Facebook livestream at 8 PM every Wednesday night, https://facebook.com/KenK4Pa.

A Libertarian perspective on the 2nd Amendment

For my first blog post on the 2nd amendment I wanted to discuss the basics of pro-2nd amendment argument and the underpinnings of that argument. In order to keep this to a reasonable length, I won’t be going to deep into any particular aspect of the argument, and there is a lot to cover. The totality of the evidence clearly shows that the Framers of the Constitution were of a mind that closely dovetails with, if not outright matches, the Libertarian perspective on the 2nd Amendment, as well as the rest of the Bill of Rights.

The tl:dr is this: The 2nd amendment enumerates a natural, individual right to buy, sell, possess, transport, train with, and carry weapons, specifically firearms, specifically for the purpose of defense, both against deadly criminal threats as well as a tyrannical government, as well as any other lawful uses therewith.

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Ken Krawchuck Announces Ballot Access Money Bomb

Ken Krawchuk

ABINGTON, PA - Libertarian candidate for Pennsylvania Governor Ken Krawchuk announced in a campaign livestream Wednesday that he is launching a $10,000 money bomb to allow his campaign to petition for ballot access.

The last time Krawchuk ran for governor in 2002, he was required to collect 21,027 signatures to get on the ballot. Although he successfully collected 32,500 signatures and ultimately ended up in third place with 1.14% of the vote in a four-way race, Krawchuk stated that getting on the ballot in 2002 was “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my entire life”. He also stated that the monumental effort required to get him on the ballot cost the campaign a lot of valuable time and money that could have been spent on outreach.

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