My name is Dan Fichtel, and I am running for State Representative in Ohio's 55th District. I am a lifelong and proud resident of the Buckeye State, and I believe that with libertarian ideals we can increase freedom and prosperity for all Ohioans. 

  • The Drug War has failed - the evidence is all around us. Full legalization of marijuana can provide a safe alternative to the opiates that lead to addiction, and I will fight to move the state beyond just medical legalization.
  • Excessive and unnecessary licensing requirements stifle the ability of small businesses to get off the ground. I will move to reduce and eliminate such protectionist restrictions wherever possible.
  • State involvement in education is overzealous and unneeded. Every child is different. Every community is different. Parents and teachers should be free to develop curriculums that best meet the needs of individual students. Burdensome requirements like standardized testing, which distract from teaching subjects of real value, must be reduced or eliminated.

I'm no politician. My career has been spent providing various levels of technical support for a number of industries - my strengths lie in identifying the source of a problem and fixing it. The root of many of our problems is simply government involvement. By minimizing the overall impact of government in our lives, we can maximize freedom for all.

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    “Daniel has been understanding and willing to what must be done, be it as a manager, an employee, or a friend. He is a man you can trust to work for you and not for the lobby or the pac crowd.”

November 6, 2018

"I Shall Return" -General Douglas MacArthur

Thank you to all of you who supported my campaign. While I may not have gotten a win, there were many small victories in this campaign for myself and many of the Libertarians who ran in Ohio. This was my first run, but it will not be my last. Thank you all.

September 17, 2018

Campaign bumper stickers have arrived!

Bumper sticker have arrived, and they look amazing! If you are a donor, one will be on the way shortly. Thank you all for helping to spread liberty in Ohio.

July 27, 2018

Signatures have been verified - I will be on the ballot this November!

Thank you to all of you who have pledged your support this far! My treasurer & I will be fully activating the campaign late Sunday/early Monday to turn your pledges into donations. Let your friends and family know that there will be another choice on the ballot this November!

July 15, 2018

Ohio Libertarians Regain Ballot Access

This past week we received official confirmation from the Secretary of State that our ballot access petition was a success. If my nomination petition is accepted, you will see me on the ballot as a Libertarian this fall. This could not have been possible without the thousands of volunteer hours and donations.

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