Friday, July 10, 2009

STATE POLITICS: Maryland Liberterian Party introduces candidates for 2010 elections

Originally Posted by the Daily Times
TIMONIUM, Md
., — The Maryland Libertarian Party is proud to present its first group of candidates for the upcoming 2010 election. The MdLP plans to run candidates for all federal offices and some county and state offices.

The party has selected Dr. Richard Davis to run for a seat in First Congressional District and Lorenzo Gaztañaga has accepted the nomination for the Second Congressional District.

In the House of Delegates two candidates were nominated: Justin Kinsey in District 5B, and Brandon Brooks in District 11.

Davis, the Libertarian Party's First District Congressional candidate, is a Hurlock, MD resident and operates a Dentist office out of Federalsburg, Md.

For more information on the Maryland Libertarian Party go online to www.md.lp.org or www.mdlibertarian.com.

Maryland Libertarian Party 2010 Candidates

Timonium, MD: The Libertarian Party of Maryland has nominated four candidates in the upcoming 2010 election. In the First District, Dr. Richard Davis has been nominated as the Libertarian candidate for Congress; he ran in 2008. Lorenzo Gaztañaga has accepted the nomination for the Second Congressional district again; he ran in 2008. In the House of Delegates two individuals have been nominated: Justin Kinsey in District 5B, and Brandon Brooks in District 11.

Dr. Richard Davis, the Libertarian Party’s First District Congressional candidate, is a Hurlock, MD resident and operates a Dentist office out of Federalsburg, MD. In 2008 he accepted the Libertarian Party’s nomination for Congress in the First District, where he received 8,873 votes (2.5% of the vote). His mild manner and firm grasp of the issues attracted many voters. Dr. Davis can be contacted at (410) 943-8314.

Lorenzo Gaztañaga has been chosen to run for the Second Congressional District seat; this will be his second run for Congress. Mr. Gaztañaga was born in Cuba and became an American Citizen in 1973. He attended Loyola College and Towson State University, majoring in History and Political Science. During the 1980’s he studied Psychology at the University of Baltimore. Mr. Gaztañaga currently works in a security business. He is active in his church, Cliftmont Community Wesleyan Church. In 2008 Lorenzo got 8,786 votes (3.2%) in his run for the Second District seat. Mr. Gaztañaga can be contacted at (443) 414-6539 and email at diazvivar@aol.com.

Justin Kinsey has been nominated as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Maryland House of Delegates District 5B. Mr. Kinsey is a Sparks, Maryland resident. He works as a Patient Transportation Coordinator for Northwest Hospital in Randallstown and he is a part time EMT. Mr. Kinsey is also an instructor at the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. He currently attends Baltimore County Community College where he is Double Majoring in Sociology and Political science. His website, www.Kinsey5B.com, is scheduled to be up on July 13, 2009. He can be reached at (410) 456-3584 and email at FriendsOfJustinKinsey@gmail.com .

House of delegates District 11 candidate Brandon Brooks is a longtime resident of Pikesville, MD. Mr. Brooks is an Electricians Assistant in a family business. He is a graduate of Western School of Technology Science in Catonsville, MD and specialized in Information Technology. Mr. Brooks has been a part of the Civil Air Patrol, where he has been involved in search and rescue operations, and training other personnel. This is Mr. Brooks’ first time running for elected office. His contact information is (410) 207-1458, SonOfLiberty076@yahoo.com, and his website is brooksfordelegate.webs.com.

The Maryland Libertarian Party is proud to present its first group of candidates for the upcoming 2010 election. The MdLP plans to run candidates for all federal offices and some county and state offices.

For more information on this issue, or to arrange an interview with the Maryland Libertarian Party, please call Communications Director Muir Boda at (410) 603-3347, or email at mwboda@mac.com.

The Libertarian Party is America's third-largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Maryland Libertarian Party at www.md.lp.org, their blog at www.mdlibertarian.com, and the Libertarian Party by visiting LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Candidate Background Information

Candidate Background:

Born in Buffalo, N.Y. Raised in Alden, N.Y., a small town 20 miles east of there.
B.S. in Biology, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Graduate work in Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries Biology, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo
D.D.S. The Ohio State University 1980
LT, Dental Corps USNR: Naval Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 1980-1982
Private dental practice, Hurlock, MD since 1982

Married 30 years to Sue; children James (25) and Christine (19)

Memberships:
Unity-Washington U.M. Church, Hurlock MD
Life Member, Hurlock Volunteer Fire Co. (8 years vice-president)
NRA Life Member
American Dental Association/Maryland State Dental Association/Eastern Shore Dental Society (7 years delegate to MSDA, 2 years Trustee)
The Society for Military History

Other:
Former Scoutmaster, Troop 167, BSA