District 1 - Center Harbor / New Hampton
Mr. Ploszaj is currently a state representative and is running for re-election
Tom Ploszaj - an Original Free-Stater
Mr. Ploszaj was one of the key players in the Free Town Project in the town of Grafton, NH.
The “Free Town Project” (it later became the “Free State Project”), was a venture wherein a group of libertarian activists attempted to take over a tiny New Hampshire town, Grafton, and transform it into a haven for libertarian ideals—part social experiment, part beacon to the faithful. The movement was cooked up by a small group of ragtag libertarian activists who saw in Grafton a unique opportunity to realize their dreams of a perfectly logical and perfectly market-based community. Needless to say, utopia never arrived.
An excellent picture of the Libertarian movement and mindset can be found in a well-written and entertaining book called "A Libertarian Walks into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears)" Mr. Ploszaj is featured throughout the book.
Mr. Ploszaj is Endorsed by a Libertarian/Free Stater Group
The Liberty Alliance is a group that promotes an extreme Libertarian and Free State Libertarian agenda. They have rated all 424 of New Hampshire's legislators in terms of how well each of them conforms to their brand of Libertarian values. Mr. Ploszaj, who pretends to be a Republican on the ballot, receives high marks from this group. True Republicans may want to take this fringe endorsement under consideration before casting a ballot.
Refused to Condemn January 6 Violence
A resolution was proposed in the New Hampshire House of Representatives condemning the violence in Washington, DC. Mr. Ploszaj voted against a rules change that would've allowed that motion to be voted on by the full house. The resolution to condemn the violence was never voted on, and therefore failed.
Click here to read a letter describing that event.