The 2020 Libertarian Convention in Gaylord, Michigan on July 18 saw several candidates from West Michigan placed on the ballot. Returning to the ballot is John Stedman for Kent County Sheriff, who received 25% of the vote in a two way race in 2008. Newcomer Richard Riekise is one of only two candidates vying for 5 seats on the Fruitport Township Parks Commission.

Joining the presidential ticket of Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen were the following Nominations:

Presidential Electors (The names of presidential electors do not appear on the ballot)

  • Alexander Avery- Wyoming
  • Vicki Hall- Rockford
  • Richard Hewer- Big Rapids

Representative in Congress 2nd District

  • Max Riekise- Fruitport

State Board of Education

  • Bill Hall- Rockford
  • Richard Hewer- Big Rapids

University of Michigan Board of Regents

  • Eric Larson- Grand Rapids

Kent County Officials

  • Sheriff- John Stedman, Wyoming
  • Clerk- Jamie Lewis, Grand Rapids
  • Drain Commissioner- Alex Avery, Wyoming

Ottawa County Clerk

  • Mary Buzuma

Fruitport Township Parks Commission

  • Richard Riekse- Fruitport


Jamie serves as the Board Advisor to the Libertarian Party of West Michigan, and as the Political Director of the Libertarian Party of Michigan. He is a Resident of Gaines Township (Cutlerville), Kent County Michigan and has been employed as the Production Supervisor at Cascade Printing and Graphics for 20 years. He is an avid board gamer and Soccer fan- but he would never ask you to pay to build a stadium to support his sport!


  • Ken Norris

    September 14, 2020 - 7:10 pm

    I am trying to get in contact with Libertarian Party candidates for Kent County positions for a video publicity program we have, We The People. Please reach out at to start the conversation.

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