The Green Papers
2017 Political Parties
Parties Grouped by Classification

Parties Grouped by Classification
Parties Alphabetically

The Classification of Political parties listed on

  1. Major Parties (those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016)
    1. Democrats and affiliates
    2. Republicans and affiliates
  2. Third Parties
    1. Major Third Parties and affiliates (any Party, other than a Major Party [as defined in 1. above], receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016 and which fielded candidates in the previous presidential election [2016] are hereby defined as "Major third parties" for the purposes of "The Green Papers" website. Excluded from this are non-party Independent bids for President which received at least 0.15% of the nationwide popular vote. See Criteria for including Major Third Parties.)
    2. Other Third Parties (i.e., not a Major Third Party)
  3. Independents (covering Unaffiliated, Nonpartisan and all the other synonyms/euphemisms for Independent)
  4. Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable


Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
141 Candidates

StatePartyCandidate or LinkOffice
Alabama(Libertarian)Ronald Hubert "Ron" Bishop, Jr.Candidate for Senate Class 2
American Samoa  
ArizonaLibertarianZhani DokoCandidate for House CD 9
LibertarianMerissa HamiltonCandidate for Governor
LibertarianStephen KessenCandidate for House CD 9
LibertarianDoug MarksCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianKevin McCormickCandidate for Governor
ArkansasLibertarianMark WestCandidate for Governor
CaliforniaLibertarianBrian Anthony EspinozaCandidate for House CD 27
LibertarianZoltan IstvanCandidate for Governor
LibertarianBrandon ReiserCandidate for House CD 48
LibertarianNickolas WildstarCandidate for Governor
ColoradoLibertarianTodd MitchemCandidate for House CD 2
Democrats Abroad  
District of Columbia  
FloridaLibertarianJoe WendtCandidate for Senate Class 1
Libertarianformer Lake County School Board Member Randy WisemanCandidate for Governor
GeorgiaLibertarianDoug CraigCandidate for Governor
IllinoisLibertarianClaire BallCandidate for Comptroller
LibertarianSteve DutnerCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianGrayson "Kash" JacksonCandidate for Governor
(Libertarian)Preston NelsonCandidate for House CD 12
LibertarianMatthew C. ScaroCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJon StewartCandidate for Governor
IowaLibertarianMarco BattagliaCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJake PorterCandidate for Governor
KansasLibertarianChris RockholdCandidate for House CD 4
MaineLibertarianBrian Phillip KresgeCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianRichard LightCandidate for Governor
LibertarianChris LyonsCandidate for Senate Class 1
MarylandLibertarianDavid "Dave" BishopCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianKevin Terome CaldwellCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianJenica MartinCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianJacob PulcherCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianShawn QuinnCandidate for Governor
LibertarianArvin VohraCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianJasen WunderCandidate for House CD 8
MassachusettsLibertarianSamson P. "Sam" RacioppiCandidate for House CD 6
MichiganLibertarianBrian James EllisonCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianWilliam H. "Bill" GelineauCandidate for Governor
LibertarianLeonard SchwartzCandidate for House CD 11
LibertarianGregory Scott StempleCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianJohn J. TartarCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJames WeeksCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianJeffrey "Jeff" WoodCandidate for Governor
MissouriLibertarianBenjamin T. "Ben" BrixeyCandidate for House CD 7
LibertarianJapheth Ray CampbellCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianTony KirkCandidate for House CD 3
MontanaLibertarianRick BreckenridgeCandidate for House At-Large
LibertarianChris ColvinCandidate for House At-Large
LibertarianJosiah Loven LovenCandidate for House At-Large
LibertarianBrad MolnarCandidate for House At-Large
LibertarianRufus PeaceCandidate for House At-Large
LibertarianJames WhiteCandidate for House At-Large
LibertarianMark L. WicksCandidate for House At-Large
New HampshireLibertarianJilletta JarvisCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJustin Francis O'DonnellCandidate for House CD 2
New JerseyLibertarianPeter J. RohrmanCandidate for Governor
New MexicoLibertarianGrady OwensCandidate for Governor
LibertarianGrady L. OwensCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianLloyd Joseph PrincetonCandidate for House CD 1
New YorkLibertarianChristopher Robbin Fuentes-PadillaCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianChristopher "Chris" SchmidtCandidate for House CD 21
LibertarianLarry SharpeCandidate for Governor
North Carolina  
North Dakota  
Northern Marianas  
OhioLibertarianJohnathan Wayne Miller, Jr.Candidate for House CD 15
OklahomaLibertarianRex LawhornCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJoseph "Joe Exotic MaldonadoCandidate for Governor
LibertarianChris PowellCandidate for Governor
PennsylvaniaLibertarianDale Ronald Kerns, Jr.Candidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianKen V. KrawchukCandidate for Governor
Puerto Rico  
Republicans Abroad International  
Rhode Island  
South CarolinaLibertarianVictor KocherCandidate for House CD 5
South Dakota  
TennesseeLibertarianWilliam Gregory "Greg" SamplesCandidate for House CD 2
TexasLibertarianGlenn Daren AdairCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianBert AguinCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianRobert AppelbaumCandidate for House CD 36
LibertarianKen AshbyCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianMelina BakerCandidate for House CD 32
LibertarianNicholas BeckerCandidate for House CD 17
LibertarianJeffrey C. BluntCandidate for House CD 20
LibertarianMark BolerCandidate for House CD 26
LibertarianCullen BurnsCandidate for House CD 29
LibertarianJeff CallawayCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianRichard CarpenterCandidate for Commissioner of Agriculture
LibertarianPeter ChurchmanCandidate for House CD 17
LibertarianChris ClaytorCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianDon Conley, IIICandidate for House CD 14
LibertarianRuben CorvalanCandidate for House CD 23
LibertarianAnthony CristoCandidate for House CD 15
LibertarianCalvin DeWeeseCandidate for House CD 13
LibertarianNeal DikemanCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianChris DuncanCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianShalesh GanjooCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianKathie GlassCandidate for Governor
LibertarianPhil GrayCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianMackenzie GrubbsCandidate for House CD 16
LibertarianPatrick GunnelsCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianJason Allen HarberCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianMichael Ray HarrisCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianJason HopeCandidate for House CD 31
LibertarianMichael "Mike" IdrogoCandidate for House CD 20
LibertarianScott JamesonCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianShawn JonesCandidate for House CD 30
LibertarianBill KelseyCandidate for House CD 10
LibertarianMike KollsCandidate for House CD 24
LibertarianJames KongCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianPhil KurtzCandidate for House CD 9
LibertarianNicholas LandholtdCandidate for House CD 11
LibertarianJacob LeddyCandidate for House CD 12
LibertarianBen LederCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianRoss Lynn LeoneCandidate for House CD 15
LibertarianEmmanuel LewisCandidate for House CD 24
LibertarianDesarae LindseyCandidate for House CD 25
LibertarianMark LoeweCandidate for House CD 21
LibertarianJohn McElligottCandidate for House CD 22
LibertarianKerry Douglas McKennonCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
LibertarianRickey Morris, Jr.Candidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianShane NewsomCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianJamar OsborneCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianClark PattersonCandidate for House CD 35
LibertarianChuck PenaCandidate for House CD 20
LibertarianN. Ruben PerezCandidate for House CD 29
LibertarianMatt PiñaCandidate for Commissioner of General Land Office
LibertarianRoland RangelCandidate for House CD 24
LibertarianJason ReevesCandidate for House CD 33
LibertarianGil RobinsonCandidate for House CD 21
LibertarianMike RyanCandidate for House CD 10
LibertarianRichard SaettoneCandidate for House CD 29
LibertarianBen SandersCandidate for Comptroller of Public Accounts
LibertarianLee SantosCandidate for House CD 21
LibertarianRhett Rosenquest SmithCandidate for House CD 11
LibertarianLuke SpencerCandidate for House CD 18
LibertarianArthur Thomas, IVCandidate for House CD 28
LibertarianDaniel TinusCandidate for House CD 27
Libertarianformer Lago Vista City Councilman Mark TippettsCandidate for Governor
LibertarianKory WatkinsCandidate for Governor
LibertarianMike WrightCandidate for Railroad Commissioner 2
UtahLibertarianCraig R. BowdenCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianJoseph Geddes "Joe" BuchmanCandidate for House CD 3
Virgin Islands  
VirginiaLibertarianClifford D. "Cliff" HyraCandidate for Governor
LibertarianStevan Michael PorterCandidate for House CD 11
WashingtonLibertarianMike LukeCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianKrystol McGeeCandidate for House CD 5
West Virginia  
WisconsinLibertarianPhil AndersonCandidate for Governor
LibertarianPatrick BairdCandidate for Lieutenant Governor

Parties are listed as (party) where either it has been reported that a given candidacy is affiliated with a given Party but said affiliation does not appear on the ballot or 'The Green Papers' does not have independent confirmation from an election authority that the given Party has its own separate line on the ballot.


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