Montco LP Blog
ABINGTON, PA – Ken Krawchuk, the Libertarian Party candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, has accepted the invitation of the League of Women Voters to participate in their hour-long televised gubernatorial debate being held at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 24, at the North Penn VFW, 2519 Jenkintown Rd, Glenside, PA 19038. The event will be hosted by Ms. Susan Carty, the President of the Chester County Pennsylvania League of Women Voters. The debate is to be broadcast by the Pennsylvania Cable Network, and moderated by Francine Schertzer, Vice President of Programming at PCN. This event is open to the public and media.
“I’m very grateful that the League of Women Voters has stepped forward to sponsor this forum,” said Krawchuk, “Especially since the Libertarian statewide candidates have been shut out of every debate to date. Thanks must also go to PCN for their willingness to participate. Their 3.5 million subscribers will finally have the chance to hear the Libertarian message of lower taxes and more liberty.
“One thing that really surprises me is that Mr. Wagner and Mr. Wolf have not yet accepted the League’s invitation,” confided Krawchuk. “I even sent both of them a personal letter encouraging them to participate, but neither one has replied. Mr. Wagner’s silence is particularly surprising, as he has constantly been calling for debates to be held. Well, here’s his chance to live up to his word. Me, I’m hoping they both show. Pennsylvania deserve hear side-by-side our visions for a better Pennsylvania.”
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 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 were 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 170 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.