Address: PO Box 4422, Salt Lake City, UT 84110-4422
is currently being updated October 26, 2016)
Campaign Manager Ronald T. (Ron) Nielson
President of NSØN®
Opinion Strategy in Salt Lake City, UT. Ran Johnson's 2012
campaign and his first campaign for governor.
National Field Director Carlos Sierra
(late May 2016) Partner at Renegade Public
Affairs from Nov.
2013; president of Sierra Public Affairs from June 2012; president and
co-founder, with Buddy Roemer, of The Reform Project, from Aug.
General consultant on Oscar Leeser for Mayor of El Paso, Feb.-July
2013. Campaign manager on the Committee to Defeat Sheriff Joe
Arpaio, Aug.-Nov. 2012. National campaign manager on Buddy Roemer
President, April 2011-July 2012. Community outreach/campaign
staffer to U.S. Sen. John McCain, Jan. 2000-April 2011. B.A. in
political science and government from the University of Arizona,
Regional Field Directors
West Charlynn Patterson
Vice president of operations (from Sept. 2014) and
operations (from Jan. 2014) at Open Book Finance and marketing director
at Open Book Auto Group (from March 2013) in Salt Lake City, UT.
Marketing director at SansEgal in Sandy, UT, Sept. 2011-May 2012.
Account coordinator at Freestyle Marketing Group, Aug. 2008-April
2011. Studied fine arts at Southern Utah University and
general studies at Utah State University.
South Central Angela Fisher
Fisher has worked in private practice mediation
since 2009. Her professional life includes stints in fields as
varied as public relations, broadcast management and crisis
counseling. She started in politics in the early 90s volunteering
for Congresswoman Jill Long and has worked on numerous campaigns
since. J.D. and undergraduate degrees in communications and
health administration from St. Petersburg College. Indiana native.
North Central Lou Jasikoff
Publisher of the Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette since Jan. 2012. Owner of Campaign in a Box from 2011. Owner of The Political Emporium from 2009. State director for Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Gary Johnson's 2012 campaign. Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania since 2011.
East of the Mississippi Jim Wallace
"He has worked as a strategy consultant for Bain
& Company, head of strategy for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield,
chief of staff of Conseco Health, and founder/president/CEO of TWG
Capital, Inc." Republican candidate for governor of Indiana in
2012, but missed qualifying for the ballot. Served on the
Hamilton County Council and Fishers Town Council. M.B.A. from
Harvard Business School, 1989. Served in the U.S. Army, 1983-87.
Graduate of West Point, 1983.
New England Dan Fishman
Special education software developer. A resident of Beverly, Fishman ran for state representative in the 6th Essex in 2016, briefly in the 2013 special election for U.S. Senate, and for U.S. House in the 6th CD in 2012, gaining 16,739 votes (4.5%) in the most expensive congressional race that year. Software developer at the MGH Institute of Health Professions to 2010. Worked for a tech start up in Boston. Computer science degree from University of Massachusetts-Boston, 1999. Assistant teacher at The League School of Boston. Worked at a residential treatment center in Texas.
National Coalitions Director Kevin Gibbons
National Youth Director Jason Weinman
(June 2016) Political director Aug. 2015-May
2016 and outreach
director (July 2014-Aug. 2015) for the Libertarian Party of
Nevada. Event director for the Libertarian Politico Expo, Nov.
2014-May 2015. Properties for IATSE, June 2006-Feb. 2014.
Studied history/economics at Bard College. twitter
Youth for Johnson/Weld 50-state effort launch announced Aug. 11, 2016.
Advisor/Chairman of Hispanics for Johnson Weld Juan Hernandez
4/5, 2016) President of MARCO
contributor to CNN Espanol from Aug. 2011. Chair of Hispanic
outreach on John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Headed
President Vicente Fox’s Office for Mexicans Abroad. Worked on
Vicente Fox's presidential campaign. Master’s and Ph.D. degrees
from Texas Christian University; undergraduate degree from Lawrence
University in Appleton, WI. Born in Fort Worth, Texas.
Author of The New American
Co-Chair of Hispanics for Johnson Weld Lionel Sosa
2016) Hispanic media consultant for seven presidential
campaigns. Joined KJS in 1996 and it merged with Spark in 1998
and then became Garcia LKS. Founded Sosa and Associates in 1980
and built it into Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar, Noble, and Associates into
the largest Hispanic agency. While at Ed Yardang worked on his
first political campaign, Sen. John Tower's 1978 re-election campaign
in Texas. Started a graphic design studio, Sosart, which expanded
into an ad agency an then merged into Ed Yardang. Designed
signs. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Grew up in San
Antonio, TX. Author of The
Americano Dream: How Latinos Can Achieve Success in Business and in
National Volunteer/Grassroots Director
(July 2016) Field organizer for the RNC in
Ohio from July 2015. Ohio field director for Generation
Opportunity, Jan.-April 2016. Volunteer coordinator of the Kasich
inaugural committee, Dec. 2014-Feb. 2015. Victory Center director
for the Ohio Republicn Party, Feb.-Nov. 2014. Contributing writer
for Elite Daily, Oct. 2013-May 2014. B.A. in English from West
Virginia University, 2012. twitter
Communications Director Joe Hunter
FCommunications director for Gov. Johnson since April
2011. Principal at JH Strategies in Salt Lake City from
2009. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon (UT),
2002-08. B.A. in political science from Westminster College (MO).
Assistant Communications Director John
Strategist on the Sarvis for Governor campaign in Virginia, 2013. Originally from University City, MO. twitter
Senior Media Advisor Terry Michael
(announced Aug. 29,
2016) Founder and executive director of the
Washington Center for Politics and Journalism, 1989-2015.
Director of communication for the Paul Simon for President
committee,1987-88. Press secretary for the Democratic National
Committee, 1983-87. Press aide for U.S. Rep. Paul Simon (IL),
U.S. Rep. Robert Matsui ((CA) and for the Democratic Leader of the
Illinois House of Representatives. Reporter for the Champaign (IL) News-Gazette to 1972.
Reporter for the Mt. Vernon
(IL) Register-News, starting
in 1969. B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois,
1969. From Mt. Vernon, IL.
Digital Director Burly Cain
(June 2016) Managing member of Vis Vires LLC
consulting services from 2011. Development director for the Rio
Grande Foundation Inc., April 2015-June 2016. Executive director
of GOAL Advocacy and GOAL WestPAC, May 2015-Jan. 2016. Regional
director for Our America Initiative, Oct. 2014-May 2015.
Development director and project engineer for the Noel Company,
Inc. Sales account executive for Comcast, Jan.-Sept. 2013.
Candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives, April 2012-Jan.
2013. Canvasser for AFP in New Mexico, Oct.-Nov. 2012. GOTV
director on Allen Weh for Governor, June-Nov. 2010. Central field
director in New Mexico for the RNC, July-Dec. 2008. Bachelor's
degree in economics from the University of New Mexico, 2010. twitter
Director of Social Media Connie
(June 2016) Owner and chief instructor at
Eclipse Firearms Instruction, LLC in No. VA. Virginia state
coordinator for Our America Initiative from Nov. 2015. Director
of legislation for Right Way Forward Virginia, Dec. 2014.
Campaign manager on Brian Suojanen for Delegate, May-Nov. 2015.
Statewide campaign coordinator on Sarvis for U.S. Senate, April-Nov.
2014. J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus
School of Law, 2004; bachelor's degree from University of Maryland
College Park. twitter
Director of Social Media Jay Wilson
(May 2016) Founder of A Libertarian Future, an online political advocacy organization, 2012. Digital media manager for San Pedro Waterfront LLC, Jan. 2014-May 2016. Project manager for GrayLoud Digital Marketing, 2013-May 2016. Consultant to McGirr Digital Marketing, 2013-15. Bachelor's degree in management from Cal State University Long Beach, 2014.
Event Director Tom Mahon
(Jan. 2016) Event and development director for Our America
Initiative, Aug. 2013-Oct. 2014. State campaign director in
Florida on Gary Johnson's 2012 presidential campaign. Business
development executive for Strategic Online Asset Management and
Consulting in Port St Lucie. President and owner of Tom Mann
Travel Inc., Jan. 1994-Nov. 2009. Sales and marketing manager for
SATO Travel/Northwest Airlines, June 1986-Dec. 1993. Reservation
sales supervisor for Northwest Airlines, Nov. 1979-May 1986.
B.B.A. from Manhattan College, 1977.
Ballot Access Director Christopher S. Thrasher
(May 2016) Senior strategist at Top Shelf
Politics, LLC in Salt Lake City from May 2016. Founder of The
Wgon Works Group, LLC consulting firm, June 2012-May 2016. Senior
advisor on McAfee'16, John McAfee's campaign for the Libertarian
nomination. National fundraising director/GOTV national
coordinator on Gary Johnson for President 2012. Partnership
marketing manager on Don Schumacher Racing, Inc., Feb.-Nov. 2011.
COO and VP of business development for Carolina Marketing Consultants,
Inc., Jan.-Dec. 2010. Political director for the Free and Equal
Elections Foundation, Inc. Sept. 2008-Nov. 2009. Campaign
consultant and New York state field director on Ralph Nader for
President, May-Nov. 2008. National campaign coordinator on Mike
Gravel for President 2008. On air personality and assistant
business manager at 89.5 FM WSOU in South Orange, NJ, Oct. 2003-Jan.
2008. Studied political science and communication at Seton Hall
Economics Advisor Jeffrey Miron
Director of economic studies at the Cato Institute and the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. served on the faculty at the University of Michigan and as a visiting professor at the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T., and the department of economics at Harvard University. Chairman of the economics department at Boston University, 1992-98. Ph.D. in economics from MIT, 1984; B.A. in economics, mathematics from Swarthmore College, 1979. Author of author of Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibitionand The Economics of Seasonal Cycles.
Finance Director Kelly Ward
Administrator for the Village of Los Ranchos from Oct.
2007. Business consultant with RVM Advisors. New Mexico
state superintendent of regulation and licensing ,Aug. 1999-Oct.
2001. Senior policy analyst and deputy chief of staff to Gov.
Johnson, Jan. 1995-Aug. 1999. Managed Johnson's 1994 campaign for
governor. B.B.A. in international management from University of
New Mexico, 1990.
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