Mike Wherry Receives LPIN Nomination for Secretary of State



Committee to Elect Wherry
Contact: Matt Wittlief, Campaign Manager, 317.410.0066 or matt@mikewherry.com
Campaign Website: www.mikewherry.com

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (4/29/10) – The Libertarian Party of Indiana held its nomination convention this past Saturday, April 24, 2010. Mike Wherry, a resident of Greenfield, has received the Party’s nomination for Secretary of State. Wherry is a lawyer, former Naval officer, and mechanical engineer.

The Secretary of State race is a critical race for any political party, as the results determine ballot access status for the party. The Libertarian Party of Indiana is the third largest political party in the state and has had guaranteed ballot access since 1994 due to the performance of their candidates for Secretary of State. Sam Goldstein, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Indiana said, “We nominated today a candidate for Secretary of State of Indiana that is a well-trained attorney with an aptitude for breaking down complex election codes and regulations, and then fixing them! I know he will do a wonderful job serving the citizens of Indiana.”

Wherry is a born Hoosier who received his degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman. He went on to serve in the Navy overseeing operations of the fast attack submarine, the U.S.S. Indianapolis. Upon completion of his law degree from Indiana University, Wherry spent several years helping small businesses and entrepreneurs protect their intellectual property by serving as a patent and trademark attorney.

As Secretary of State, Wherry will seek to streamline processes for prospective small business owners and serve as an independent officer over the Indiana Election Division. He will seek to use his office to influence the process of redrawing political districts in order to put an end to gerrymandering in Indiana.

Above all, Wherry seeks to provide a choice to Hoosier voters. The Libertarian Party serves as an alternate choice to the major political parties. This privilege is afforded to Hoosiers as a result of the Party’s past success in this race. Wherry wants to not only succeed in retaining ballot access for the Party, but also serve as a formidable opponent to the major parties in the race.

Wherry says, “This is an important race for the Libertarian Party and Indiana voters. I look forward to spreading the principles of the Libertarian Party – principles that are consistent with the beliefs of many Indiana voters.”