Rhonda Martini, who received the Libertarian Party of Georgia‘s nomination for Lt. Governor, has withdrawn from the race and the party’s executive committee is currently voting on a substitution, as per Georgia law:
Dr. Rhonda Martini, Libertarian Party of Georgia candidate for Lieutenant Governor, cited personal family issues as her reason for withdrawal from the race for Lieutenant Governor on Wednesday, August 25th.
The Libertarian Party of Georgia commends Dr. Rhonda Martini for her steadfast devotion to the spreading the message of liberty and for her dedication to the Party, and they continue to send their thoughts and prayers to her family as they resolve the issues cited in her withdrawal.
The Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A. § 21-2-134) and the Libertarian Party of Georgia bylaws (Article VII, Section F, Paragraph 8 ) allow the party to substitute a candidate in the event of withdrawal, and they are currently in the process of fielding such a substitution.
Upon completion of the paperwork necessary for substitution and approval by the Secretary of State’s office, a substitute candidate will be announced by the Libertarian Party of Georgia.
The family issue is serious and we hope for the best for her family. I’ll follow-up with the substitute candidate once the party’s governing board has finished voting.