Another in a series of interviews with Libertarian candidates in Wake County.
Travis Groo is the Libertarian candidate for North Carolina Senate District 17.
Travis was born and raised in Texas but has lived all across the south. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from the University of West Florida. Being Texas born and bred, Travis understands the value of independence and raising a family in a free society.
He’s a father of two, a loyal friend, and a businessman in Cary. He works in the transportation/logistics industry as a pick-up and delivery driver for a major trucking company, Old Dominion. He’s been very busy during COVID-19 making deliveries to essential businesses including hospitals and grocery stores.
Liam Leaver is the Libertarian candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives District 37.
Liam was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He joined the Army in 2009 and served on active duty until 2017 when he moved to North Carolina with his fiancée and joined the North Carolina National Guard.
After his discharge a few months ago, he became a full-time student at Wake Tech while working as a compressed gas blender with a major gas company in Durham.
Liam lives in Holly Springs.
Note: Since doing this interview, Liam has taken a new job as an electric company regulatory and compliance tech.
Here is another interview with Libertarians who’ll be on the ballot in Wake County.
Bruce Basson, running for North Carolina House of Representative in District 36. He is a biostatistician who works for a major pharmaceutical development services company in Durham.
Bruce grew up in upstate New York on a hobby farm where he learned to love camping and canoeing. We later moved to Indiana. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Wisconsin.
He moved to North Carolina in 2012 with his wife and three kids.
This is the first in a series of interviews of Libertarians who’ll be on the ballot in Wake County. We’re starting with those running for the General Assembly.
Mike Munger is the Libertarian candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives in District 34.
Mike grew up on an orange farm in rural central Florida. He graduated from Davidson College in 1980 and has lived in North Carolina for most of his life.
Dr. Munger, Mike, is director of undergraduate studies and professor of political science at Duke University. He also directs Duke’s philosophy, politics, and economics certificate program. And he’s a noted author and lecturer. He’s been at Duke for 23 years.
Mike was the Libertarian candidate for governor in 2008 in that race it accomplished two first: he was the first so-called third party candidate to appear in a televised debate. Second, he got three percent of the vote, making the Libertarian Party the first new party to retain ballot access via the ballot.