Gary Johnson is the 2016 Libertarian candidate for president. Johnson was the party's 2012 standard-bearer. William Weld won the nomination for vice president. They were chosen at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando over the Memorial Day weekend.
Both men served two terms as state governors, Johnson in New Mexico and Weld in Massachusetts.
"This is the highest-profile ticket in the Libertarian Party's history," said Nicholas Sarwark, Libertarian Party Chair. “And it comes at a time when Americans yearn for a credible alternative to Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.”
"We already have over 411,000 registered Libertarian voters,” said Sarwark. “And now we’ve nominated Gov. Gary Johnson as our presidential candidate for 2016. Together, he and the other Libertarian candidates will propel the rapid growth of the LP all across America and give disenfranchised voters a real choice for less government and more freedom.”
Gov. Johnson is a successful businessman and a crusader for fiscal responsibility, free enterprise, and individual liberties. As governor, he vetoed over 750 bills, perhaps more than all other 49 governors combined. He cut taxes 14 times while maintaining New Mexico as one of only four states in the country with a balanced budget. He was the first governor to call for ending marijuana prohibition.