Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party Gains Official Status in PA

Healthy ballot totals earn official recognition


Betsy Summers wasn't successful in her bid to become the state's auditor general.

But Summers, of Luzerne County, and some other Libertarians did do well enough to change the status of the statewide party through the 2014 elections, according to Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman.

Summers was one of the Libertarian candidates who exceeded a 2 percent threshold in the November 2012 election, which means that Libertarians in Pennsylvania are now considered part of a statewide minor political party, instead of a political body.