BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Three Libertarians wishing to earn the party’s nomination for Illinois’ top executive are scheduled to debate this weekend in Belleville.

Kash JacksonMatthew C. Scaro and Jon Stewart are scheduled to participate in the second public debate among Libertarian gubernatorial candidates, held by the Metro-East Libertarian Party and moderated by Aaron Wright, field operations division director for the Libertarian Party of Illinois.

The debate is scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Southwestern Illinois College’s Liberal Arts Theater on its Belleville campus at 2500 Carlyle Ave. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and a meet-and-greet will take place following the debate.

The Libertarian Party of Illinois is scheduled to vote on its gubernatorial and other statewide nominations at its state convention on March 3 in Bloomington. Tickets for the convention are available at

Jake Leonard is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. He is general manager of Heartland Internet Media Networks and an active contributor to four newspapers for Pana News Group. He also serves as chairman of Tri-Counties Libertarian Party and Capital Area Libertarian Party, deputy candidate recruitment director for the Libertarian Party of Illinois and as chairman/co-founder of the Libertarian Party Millennial Caucus.

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