The 2020 Presidential Election Season is fast approaching and Libertarians are wondering who will stir the ship during all the craziness that will ensue with this election.
For two elections in a row Gary Johnson was the face of the Libertarian Party and now the party faithful are looking for something different. With the many choices within the party there are a few that have either declared their candidacy or are speculated to do so.
- Adam Kokesh, an anti-war political activist who has announced plans to run for President in 2020 on the platform of an “orderly dissolution of the federal government
- Zoltan Istvan, American transhumanist,[ journalist, entrepreneur, and Libertarian futurist.
- Arvin Vohra, American politician, author, educator, and former vice-chairman of the Libertarian National Committee. Vohra ran for the Maryland House of Delegates once, and for U.S. House twice, as a Libertarian. He was a candidate for U.S. Senate in the 2018 election in Maryland. He lost to Ben Cardin and won 1% of the vote.
- Kim Ruff, a Libertarian Party activist. She established the Niagara County Libertarian Party in 2015, following a previously proposed western New York chapter.
- Ben Leder, Libertarian Party Activist
- Sandra Salas was a Libertarian candidate for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Salas ran in the special election on November 6, 2018.
- Daniel Behrman was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 125 of the Texas House of Representatives.[
- Larry Sharpe, an American business consultant, entrepreneur, and political activist. He was a candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for Vice President of the United States in 2016, losing narrowly to former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld. Sharpe was also the Libertarian nominee for Governor of New York in the 2018 gubernatorial election. Sharpe is the founder and Managing Director of Neo-Sage Group, Inc.
- Justin Amash, U.S. Representative from Michigan 2011–present
- Tom Campbell, former U.S Representative 1995-2001, the Republican nominee for United States Senate primary election in California, 2000, and Republican candidate for United States Senate primary election in California, 2010
- Jeffrey Miron, an American economist, and former chairman of the Department of Economics at Boston University from 1992-1998;
- Mary Ruwart, Libertarian candidate for President in 1984 and 2008; candidate for Vice President in 1992; Libertarian nominee for the U.S. Senate from Texas in 2000
- Nicholas Sarwark, attorney and chair of the Libertarian National Committee, candidate for Mayor of Phoenix in 2018
- Peter Schiff, American stockbroker, financial commentator, and radio personality
- Joe Walsh,[ U.S. Representative from Illinois 2011–2013
- Bill Weld, a Republican governor of Massachusetts 1991–1997, 2016 Libertarian nominee for Vice President of the United States