Marty Swinney

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Marty Swinney
Libertarian Party of New Mexico
2015—February 2017
Predecessor: Mike Blessing
Successor: Elizabeth Honce
Personal Details
Birth: 1947
Death: 2022
Party: Libertarian Party

Carl "Marty" Swinney (1947—2022) was a Libertarian activist in Carrizozo, New Mexico. He joined the Libertarian Party in the 1970s and became a member of the Libertarian Party of California. In California he ran for multiple offices and made the ballot 9 times. Sometime in the 2010s Marty moved to New Mexico and was elected Chair of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico in 2015. He served as Chair until February 2017 when he resigned due to health concerns.

Organizational Positions

Los Angeles Libertarian Party
  • Vice-Chair 1978-1980
  • Chair 1980-1984
Libertarian Party of New Mexico
  • Chair 2015-2017


California State Representative, District 59

Year Candidate Votes Percentage
1980 Carl "Marty" Swinney 6,374 9.68%
1982 Carl "Marty" Swinney 2,420 3.22%

US Congress, California, District 34

Year Candidate Votes Percentage
1988 Carl "Marty" Swinney 2,686 1.84%
1992 Carl "Marty" Swinney 7,072 4.72%
1994 Carl "Marty" Swinney 4,921 4.19%

California State Senate, District 24

Year Candidate Votes Percentage
2001 Carl "Marty" Swinney 695 1.43%
2002 Carl "Marty" Swinney 2,741 2.47%

California State Representative, District 51

Year Candidate Votes Percentage
2006 Carl "Marty" Swinney 2,322 3.26%
2008 Carl "Marty" Swinney 5,563 4.46%

Preceded by:
Mike Blessing
Libertarian Party of New Mexico State Chair
2015 - Feb. 2017
Succeeded by:
Elizabeth Honce