From Ballot Access News:
On April 21, the Virginia Libertarian Party held a nominating convention and chose Rob Sarvis for Governor. He already has about 4,000 signatures but needs 10,000 valid by mid-June.
If he gets on the ballot, he will be only the second Libertarian ever on the Virginia ballot for Governor. The first was Bill Redpath, in 2001.
The following was posted on keeganfordelegate.com, the website of Keegan Sturdivant, a Libertarian Party nominee for Virginia House of Delegates.
In the past few months, the Virginia gubernatorial race was looking bleak. It was a choice between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, or, as theRichmond-Times Dispatch put it, Sauron vs. Spongebob.Reason.com tactfully renamed the article, Virginia loses no matter who wins the governor’s race.
On April 21st, the Libertarian Party of Virginia nominate nominated Robert Sarvis for governor. He has earned degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge, a J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law, and a Master’s in economics from George Mason University. And he has a diverse professional background, with experience as an entrepreneur and small-business owner, a software engineer and mobile-app developer, a math teacher, and a lawyer. Today, I’m excited to announce that that is no longer the case.
An excerpt from Sarvis’ campaign website, indicates his motives for running.
Rob is running for Governor because Virginia deserves intelligent, economically literate leadership that supports marriage equality and emphasizes freedom, free markets, and the rule of law. While the Democratic and Republican
Keegan Sturdivant (left) and Robert Sarvis
parties have put forward candidates that are terribly wrong for Virginia, Rob is committed to principled governance that protects individual rights, abhors cronyism, fosters competitive markets in education, welcomes immigrants with open arms, recognizes marriage equality, and understands the government’s fiduciary duties toward its citizens.
As the Libertarian candidate for the 8th District Virginia House of Delegates, I fully support Robert Sarvis for governor because he is the leader that Virginia needs. Virginia deserves representatives that posses leadership qualities and who understand the actual needs of the their constituents.
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