Libertarian State Leadership Alliance

1998 Election Results for New England

1998 Election Results for New England

This section presents Libertarian results from Massachusetts and Maine, United States Taxpayer Party results from Maine, and a list of national results in which the Libertarain Party changed the election outcome.

VERMONTER WINS STATEHOUSE SEAT

Neil Randall of Vermont won his race for state representative. His victory makes Vermont the third state in the nation to have elected a Libertarian to a post as high as state legislator. Massachusetts Results -- 1998

Fall Election Results

Massachusetts

3rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
McGovern (D) - 105,518 (Incumbent, Victor)
Amarello (R) - 77,532
Phillies (L) - 2, 812 (1.6%)

GOVERNOR
Cellucci & Swift (R) - 964,130
Harshbarger & Tolman (D) - 899,705
Cook & Israel (L) - 31,779 (1.7%)
STATE TREASURER
O'Brien (D) - 1,120,973
McGinn (R) - 616,464
Baker (L) - 53,083 (2.9%)
STATE AUDITOR
DeNucci (D) - 1,152,193
Duffy (R) - 529,571
Howell (L) - 101,498 (5.7%)
SECRETARY OF STATE
Galvin (D) - 1,249,307
Jenkins (R) - 448,972
Atkinson (L) - 85,846 (4.8%)
STATE SENATE, HAMPDEN
Melconian (D) - 25,524
Warren (L) - 4,123 (13.9%)
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, SOMERVILLE
Jehlen (D) - 8,163
Bargoot (L) - 1,176 (12.6%)

Spring Election Results

Provincetown Selectman: David Atkinson -- elected
Ashland Selectman: Craig Matthias -- elected
Holbrook Planning Board: Jerome Erickson (684) - Incumbent (1232, wins)

Maine Results -- 1998

United States Taxpayer's Party

Bill Clarke, Governor, 3.7%
Eric Greiner, US House, District 1, 3.4%
Jesse Crandall, Maine House, 45% (2 way race, lost to incumbent D by 299 votes)
Jim Arsenault, Maine House, 36%
Harvey Lord, Maine House, 19%
Steve Martin, State Senate, 37% (2 way race, lost to incumbent D)

Libertarians Affect Election Results

Libertarians determined the outcome of elections in various states across the country, from the east coast in Connecticut to California on the west coast, writes Bryan Griffin

Elections where the Libertarian candidate alone had more votes than the difference between the winner and the runner-up:

CA State Secretary of State Gail K. Lightfoot
CA State Assembly District 10 Tom Kohlhepp CO State Governor Sandra Johnson
CO State Attorney General Wayne White
CO State House District 27 Lloyd Sweeny
CO State House District 31 W. Earl Allen
CT State Treasurer Louis A. Garofalo
CT State Senate District 22 Carl E. Vassar
NV US Senate Michael Cloud
NY State Attorney General Daniel A. Conti Jr.
TX State Comptroller of Public Accounts Alex Monchak

There were also elections in which where total vote for all candidates other than the Democrat and the Republican was larger than the spread between the winner and the runner up:

CA US House District 36 Kerry Welsh
CA US House District 49 Ernest Lippe
CA State Assembly District 54 Al Carlan
CO State Secretary of State Geoff Lloyd
NV State Controller Jim Lee
NV US House District 1 Jim Burns

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