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Prohibition Party nominee, James “Jim” Hedges is among those listed on the June 7 American Independent Party Presidential primary ballot in California. This marks the first time a Prohibition Presidential nominee has appeared on any statewide ballot in California since 1960.

The inclusion of Hedges on the AIP primary ballot is just another sign of the increased activity of the Prohibition Party during this election cycle.

Hedges expects an uphill fight in his bid to win the primary. However, he promises to campaign vigorously in the Golden State and is confident of a strong showing.

Prohibition Party Nominee Jim Hedges

By CL Gammon

James “Jim” Hedges is the Prohibition Party nominee for President. He was born on May 10, 1938 in Iowa, City Iowa. He earned a BA from the University of Iowa and a Masters degree in Geography from the University of Maryland. He served in the United States Marine Corps and served as Editor of The National Speleological Society Bulletin. Continue reading

Prohibition Party Ballot Access Success

After being ballot qualified in 3 states or less in every presidential election since 2000, the Prohibition Party is making amazing strides in the 2016 cycle. The presidential ticket headed by James Hedges is already qualified in Arkansas and has filed, or is ready to file, in Colorado and New Jersey. In addition, the ticket is in the process of filing in Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Assuming the Prohibition Party gains ballot status in all eight states listed above, it will represent the party’s best qualification effort since 1980. The Prohibition Party is exploring the feasibility of pushing for ballot access in several other states as well.

Prohibition Party Nominee Jim Hedges Interviewed by Lee Prince

Jim Hedges

Independent Political Report

Last week, citizen journalist Lee Prince posted an an interview with the Prohibition Party’s 2016 presidential nominee Jim Hedges.  Hedges is a longtime member of the Prohibition Party and holds the distinction as the party’s only elected official of the 21st Century and the first since 1959.  He served as Tax Assessor for Thompson Township in Fulton County, Pennsylvania from 2002 to 2007.  Last July, the Prohibition Party nominated Hedges for President…

To read more and listen to the interview, click here.

Latest Issue of The National Prohibitionist

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Encounters with Prohibition Party Activist Leroy Pletten

Longtime Prohibition Party activist Leroy Pletten died earlier this year at the age of 68.  Pletten, an anti-smoking activist, differed from his fellow party members in holding generally progressive views.  In 2004 and 2008, as the running mate of Gene Amondson, Pletten served as the party’s vice presidential nominee.  In addition, he had a major role in the party split between 2003 and 2007 as leader of the faction opposing multi-time presidential nominee Earl Dodge. His advocacy against Dodge continued after Dodge’s 2007 death, spreading even to wikipedia. Continue reading