On March 5th, 2016, the Libertarian Party of Virginia held their state convention in Sandston. During the gathering, they presented a panel called “Lessons Learned” consisting of former candidates who spoke about their experiences running for office. Seated from left to right, the panel consisted of: Andy Bakker (who ran for House of Delegates in the 46th district), Joshua Huffman (who ran for Harrisonburg City Council), Brian Suojanen (who ran for House of Delegates in the 87th district), and Mark Anderson (who ran for House of Delegates in the 33rd district). LPVA Vice Chairman, Dr. Jim Lark, introduced the panel and LPVA Chairman Bill Redpath served as the moderator.
Although it has taken some time, I have acquired the video of that panel, which you can find below. Hopefully, it will provide useful insight to those who are considering running for office or those who are interested in learning more about our political process.
I’d like to thank the Libertarian Party of Virginia once again for giving me the opportunity to join their panelists earlier this year.