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1996 Elections in Michigan

The Libertarian Party of Michigan ran the following candidates for public office in the November 1996 elections:

The two winning candidates won by default. Brian Wisneski was one of two candidates running for Clinton Township Trustee, in which the top two get elected (however, he did beat a Republican write-in challenger). Brett Cashman was one of four candidates running for Superior Township Park Commissioner, in which the top six get elected. Regardless of the electoral significance of these positions, having officeholders of any type increases the party's respect and builds experience for future higher office.

In the same election, voters approved a ballot initiative to legalize limited casino gambling in Detroit.

Libertarians also ran in some nonpartisan races:

The vote totals for the Libertarian presidential ticket in Michigan were about 50% more than required to retain ballot status through the 1998 elections.