Since its founding, the Libertarian Party of Michigan has fielded candidates for a variety of offices and has retained its position on the state ballot. In the 2006 general election, the Libertarian Party of Michigan was the only political party in the state to support the successful Michigan Civil Rights Initiative. The party's gubernatorial candidate, Gregory Creswell, and his running mate Scotty Boman made it the centerpiece of their campaigns. Several Libertarians have held public office in Michigan, most at the local level. The party is a member of the Michigan Third Parties Coalition which advocates changes in Michigan's election laws.
In 2016, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson won 173,021 votes in Michigan, qualifying the state party for a primary election in 2018. The first Libertarian primary candidate is Gregory Creswell, who had previously been the party's candidate for governor in 2006. Creswell is running to replace state representative Brian Banks and will be unopposed in the primary.
Lloyd Sherman (died December 25, 2006) – Hazel Park Brownfield Authority, Hazel Park Facilities and Infrastructure Citizens Advisory Board, Hazel Park Fence Review Board, Hazel Park Zoning Board of Appeals, Hazel Park General Building Authority.
Will Tyler White – Vice-Chair, Meridian Charter Township Economic Development Corporation
Donald Flatt – Commissioner, Portage Parks and Recreation Board.
Steven Butler – Co-Chair, Grand Rapids Environmental Mandates Committee.
Libertarian Party of Michigan 2007 Defender of Liberty Award Winners (Leslie Roszman, Michigan for Ron Paul; Scott Boman, LPM activist; and Republican Martin Howrylak, Troy City Council)
"Defender of Liberty" Awards ("Libbies") have been presented by the Libertarian Party of Michigan at its annual LibertyFest Banquet to a maximum of four select individuals, Libertarian or otherwise, whom the LPM believes have made notable personal efforts in the defense of liberty. Winners must live and/or work in the state of Michigan. The Libertarian Party of Michigan lists three subcategories for the award:
Spokesperson for Liberty – a member of the community whose patriotism and conviction have inspired contributions to the cause of Liberty
Promoter of Liberty – A Libertarian whose efforts have done the most to promote the LP and Libertarian principles
Producer of Liberty – a dedicated, behind-the-scenes Libertarian whose quiet labors over the years exemplifies the backbone of the LP.