Presidential Candidates 2020

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This article is about an upcoming election. Information is subject to change as the election date approaches and as new information becomes available.

The 2020 Libertarian Party presidential primary will consist of individuals seeking the Libertarian Party nomination at the 2020 Libertarian National Convention on May 22-25 in Austin, Texas. The nominee will run in the 2020 United States Presidential Election, to be held on Tuesday November 3, 2020.

Declared Candidates

These candidates have publicly declared their intention to run for president and have either created a campaign website/social media page, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), or both.

Name Background State Campaign Announced
Ken Armstrong Former executive
Former Honolulu County Neighborhood Board
Oregon website 10 May 2019
Daniel Behrman Podcaster and Internet Personality
2014 Libertarian candidate for District 125 of the Texas House of Representatives
Texas website 29 May 2016
Souraya Faas 2018 candidate for the Republican nomination for Florida's 26th District of the US House of Representatives
2016 Independent Write-in candidate for President
Florida social media page 11 May 2019
William Hurst Defense Contractor Alabama website 30 July 2018
Adam Kokesh Anti-War Activist and Author
2018 Write-in Candidate for U.S. Senate from Arizona
Arizona website 18 July 2013
Benjamin Leder Libertarian Party of Henderson County Chair Texas website 24 March 2018
Christopher Marks Programmer and Activist Indiana social media page 1 March 2019
John McAfee Former CEO of McAfee Inc.
2016 Candidate for the Libertarian Presidential nomination
Tennessee website 03 June 2018
Kim Ruff
(running mate- John Phillips)
Libertarian Party Radical Caucus Secretary
2018 Candidate for Arizona State Mine Inspector
Arizona website 06 July 2018
Vermin Supreme Performance Artist and Activist
Candidate for President in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016
Massachusetts website 28 May 2018
Arvin Vohra Former Libertarian National Committee Vice-Chair (2014-2018)
Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate from Maryland in 2018
Maryland website 03 July 2018

Formed An Exploratory Committee

Name Background State Campaign Announced
Sam Seder Host of The Majority Report
Actor, Writer, Producer
New York Announcement 24 January 2019

Publicly Speculated/Expressed Interest

These individuals have publicly expressed an interested in running or have been the subject of speculation that are running for president, but have otherwise made no formal declaration to do so.

  • Justin Amash, US House Representative from Michigan's 3rd District.[1] [2] [3]
  • Jacob Hornberger, president and founder of the Future of Freedom Foundation.[4]

Withdrawn Candidates

Name Background State Campaign Announced Withdrew
Benjamin Dryke
(running mate- Jeff Wood)
2018 Libertarian Nominee for the Michigan House of Representatives District 36 Michigan social media page 2018 19 February 2019 [5]
(endorsed Bernie Sanders)
Zoltan Istvan Transhumanist and Futurist
2018 Candidate for Governor of California
California website 25 November 2017 11 January 2019

Debates

2018
2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Primaries, 2018 Debates
Date Host/Moderators Location Candidates Media
11 December, 2018 Johnny Rocket, Raylene Lightheart Internet Livestream Daniel Behrman
Ben Leder
Kim Ruff
Arvin Vohra
Video
2019
2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Primaries, 2019 Debates
Date Host/Moderators Location Candidates Media
08 February, 2019 Kerry McKennon Internet Livestream Daniel Behrman
Ben Leder
Arvin Vohra
Video
26 February 2019 Liberty on the Air
Daniel Fishman (Moderator)
Internet Livestream Daniel Behrman
Ben Leder
Arvin Vohra
Video
15 March 2019 We Are Libertarians
Hodey Johns (Moderator)
Internet Livestream Christopher Marks
Kim Ruff
Ben Leder
Arvin Vohra
Video
31 March 2019 TVW
Randy McGlenn (Moderator)
Libertarian Party of Washington
2019 State Convention
Adam Kokesh
Arvin Vohra
Video

Preceded by:
2016
Libertarian Party US Presidential Election Candidates, 2020
Succeeded by:
2024



References

  1. https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/20/justin-amash-the-libertarian-party-shoul
  2. https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/432369-gop-rep-says-hes-not-ruling-out-2020-bid-for-libertarian
  3. https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2019/04/isolated-in-gop-congressman-justin-amash-considers-third-party-presidential-run.html
  4. http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2019/april/02/jacob-hornberger-for-president/?fbclid=IwAR19WiZsIQDbL7halIyqlTDdx97KjkbuPR0UyeH42xLwNL3h2WTRsP6i3Gw
  5. https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.dryke/posts/10218742817464525