Karen was a fiscally conservative, pro-liberty supporter of the law as created by the nation and state founders.
Kerin first ran for Attorney General in 2004 on the Libertarian line, getting 6,357 votes (2.1%). She ran in 2008 as a Republican/Libertarian, getting 55,268 votes (18.6%). She was back on just the Libertarian line in 2010, getting 6,171 votes (2.7%).
While campaigning, Karen fought for victim’s rights, regulatory reform and gun rights. Karen felt there was too little justice for the victims of crime. Karen felt that we had too many laws and regulations that intruded on our liberty to use our own personal property as we see fit as well as costing the state much needed jobs. Karen also felt we must protect our state’s rights and as an example she spoke against the health care bill and wished to join other states in suing the federal government to overturn it. Karen also was a ardent supporter of the gun rights and spoke against actions to limit personal gun ownership.
Karen was a very committed and passionate candidate for the Vermont Libertarian Party. She ran for office even in poor health traveling the state, attending state committee meetings, campaigning and fighting for victims and for what she felt was right, despite her personal suffering and poor finances.
You can read more about Karen Kerin at her 2010 campaign website: http://www.karenkerin.com.
** Below is an interview with Karen on the Woodchuck Report from 2010, when she was running for Attorney General of VT:
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