Welcome to the official website and online community for the Libertarian Party of West Virginia (LPWV). As membership continues to climb, the LPWV is assuming an increasing role in state politics. Whether it is hitting the streets and trying to educate voters or running for election, the LPWV tries to protect liberty for all West Virginians.

The LPWV is neither Democrat nor Republican. Rather, we represent the majority of West Virginians through our conscious efforts to protect liberty by emphasizing individual freedom. We believe each individual has the right to live as they wish, provided they do not infringe on the rights of others. This extremely important concept is what separates the LPWV from the two major parties.




 Consider the Libertarian option:

  • Substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut all taxes.
  • Let peaceful, honest people offer their goods and services to willing consumers without a hassle from government.
  • Let peaceful, honest people decide for themselves what to eat, drink, read, or smoke and how to dress, medicate themselves or make love, without fear of criminal penalties.
  • The U.S. government should defend Americans and their property in America and let the U.S. taxpayer off the hook for the defense bill of wealthy countries like Germany and Japan.

Welcoming New Members!

We would like to welcome our newest members to the LPWV! 

Michael Young St. Albans 
Robert Pirner Barrackville 
James Christiano Charleston 
Adam Thompson Bluefield 
Jason Manning Morgantown 
Brent West Vienna 
Josh Scott Charleston 
William Streets Poca 
Matthew Thompson Bluefield 
Jim Ashley II Parkersburg 

Active LPWV Members: 28
Active National LP Members in WV: 55
Registered LP Voters in WV: 1448
Historical Total In WV: 2143

2012 LP Vote Totals In WV:
President:  6,182  0.93%
Governor:  8,719  1.33%

Ballot access & major party status 2012 through 2016!!!!!

If such a small group could accomplish these results just think what could be accomplished if more of you joined in with us.

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History - A Request for Information

We are working to compile a comprehensive history of the LPWV spanning from inception to present day. Over the years, there have been many changes of the Executive Committee which has led to loss of historical records. If you have information, photos, audio/video, event information, candidate records, etc., please visit "A Look Back: The History of the LPWV" to provide these valuable items for us to archive.