Barbara Howe

Libertarian for NC Senate 20

Barbara Howe (63) grew up in Wingate, North Carolina. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Pfeiffer College with a Bachelor's degree in English and psychology.

Barbara, a fulltime homemaker, has devoted much of her adult life to three important causes: home schooling, volunteering for La Leche League (an international support group for breastfeeding mothers), and working for liberty through the Libertarian Party of North Carolina.

A pioneer in home schooling in North Carolina, she began her home school path in the early eighties. She is a co-founder of a popular home school support group, THEA, located in the Raleigh/Durham area.

A strong advocate of breastfeeding, Barbara has been involved in La Leche League since the birth of her first child in 1979. She became an accredited volunteer Leader with the organization in 1984. In addition to offering support to breastfeeding mothers seeking information and support, she has taken on several administrative roles for the organization, from the state's Coordinator of Leader Accreditation to the Eastern US Division Regional Administrator of Leader Accreditation. She most recently served as LLL of North Carolina's Area Finance Coordinator.

Joining the Libertarian Party in 1976, Barbara's involvement in the Libertarian Party of North Carolina began in 1984 when she relocated to North Carolina after spending several years in Georgia, California, and Virginia.

She has served the LPNC in numerous capacities and has served four terms as state chair.

This is Barbara's first bid for NC Senate. She has had the privilege of being a candidate on other occasions, including US Senate in 1998, Governor in 2000, 2004, and 2012, and NC House District 32 in 2010 (receiving 22% of the vote). In 2008, Barbara served as Dr. Michael Munger's campaign manager in his bid for governor.

Barbara and Tom Howe, her husband of 40 years, live in Granville County. They are the proud parents of three children.


This Liberty Penguin is LPNC's official mascot
Other interests:
  • Fellow, Institute of Political Leadership,
  • 1999 Life member, Grassroots North Carolina Member,
  • Gunowners of America
  • Served on the HAVA (Help America Vote Act) Advisory Committee, 2003
Supporter of:
  • CATO,
  • John Locke Foundation,
  • Institute for Justice,
  • Heartland Institute,
  • People of Faith Against the Death Penalty,
  • Marijuana Policy Project,
  • FEAR (Forfeiture Endangers American Rights),
  • StopNCAnnexation,
  • Americans for Prosperity


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