Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
|University of Texas at Brownsville (Mathematics)
|United States Air Force (1998-2007)
|Aerospace Professional, Consultant
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Robert Sansone (born 1970) is an aerospace professional, U.S. Air Force veteran, and the Libertarian candidate for U.S. President in 2024. Sansone's varied experiences, from his military upbringing and diverse cultural immersion to his extensive aerospace career, inform his presidential campaign, which centers on upholding personal freedoms, minimizing government intervention, and establishing an inclusive vision for America's future.
Sansone was born on Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Growing up in a military family, he spent his formative years in Iran, England, and Germany, acquiring a rich tapestry of cultural insights.
Robert attended the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he majored in Mathematics, honing his analytical and problem-solving abilities.
In 1998, Sansone joined the U.S. Air Force, contributing significantly to the evolution of aircraft and satellite systems. His service history includes Wright Patterson Air Force Base (1998-2001) and Los Angeles Air Force Base (2001-2007).
Civilian and Professional Career
Sansone transitioned into contracting in 2007, focusing on aerospace technology. By 2012, he ventured into consulting at Ernst & Young (EY), where he specialized in risk assessments. By 2014, he was back in government contracting, contributing to satellite systems development.
In 2005, Sansone married clinical psychologist Shannon Scanlan. The couple, parents to two sons, Sage and Finnley, settled in Colorado in 2016, embracing its natural beauty and opportunities for family adventures.
Sansone's 2024 Libertarian presidential campaign resonates with the ethos of championing individual freedoms while minimizing governmental intervention.
From Sansone's campaign website:
- Restoring Financial Freedom and Accountability: Sansone envisions a stable financial system immune to unpredictable central banking behaviors, underpinned by free-market principles, sound money, and minimal governmental intervention.
- Strengthening the Economy and Advocating for a More Fair Tax System: A vision for a rejuvenated U.S. economy, emphasizing transparency in taxation, reducing regulatory burdens on SMBs, and fostering innovation.
- Comprehensive Healthcare Reform: Sansone advocates for a healthcare system that emphasizes patient choice, supports healthcare professionals, and ensures quality care for all, regardless of financial circumstances.
- Balanced Energy Independence: A blend of free-market principles, individual choices, and government strategy, leveraging both traditional fossil fuels and innovative energy sources like nuclear and hydrogen power.
- Downsizing for Efficient and Limited Governance: A streamlined federal government that emphasizes individual liberty, economic growth, and the principles of limited governance.
- National Defense and International Affairs: While Sansone supports diplomatic engagements and international relations, he believes that American interests and values should always be paramount.
- Reinforcing Border Integrity and Championing Legal Immigration: Sansone envisions robust border security coexisting with a steadfast commitment to legal immigration, balancing law and order with the nation's immigration heritage.