Third Parties

In a political landscape dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties, third or minor parties have had great trouble getting rooted.  The Libertarian Party and the Greens are working to sustain a national presence and are running candidates around the country, while the Constitution Party seems to be surviving.  Despite their limited success in the electoral realm, third party activists argue that their ideas have influenced debate in this country. 

Libertarian Party  Libertarian National Committee  |  facebook  |  twitter
"The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971. Our vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction."

Chairman: Nicholas Sarwark.
(elected June 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2018)  Active with the LP since 1999.  Moved to Manchester, NH in 2019.  Candidate for Mayor of Phoenix in 2018.  Vice president of family's car dealership in Phoenix.  Vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and deputy public defender in Colorado.  Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Maryland,, 2001-03.  Sarwark also has more than a decade of experience in computer consulting and sales.  J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law, 2008; B.S. in computer science from Columbia Union College, 1998.  twitter

Executive Director: Dan Fishman.
(announced Apr. 16, 2019)  Radio host of "Liberty On The Air" from June 2017.  Consultant/solutions architect at Fishdan, Aug. 2018-Apr. 2019.   Candidate for Mass. State Auditor, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Senior software architect at Frontline Education, Jan. 2017-July 2018.  Senior software architect at, Inc., Jan. 2010-Dec. 2016.  Regional director on Johnson/Weld 2016, June-Nov. 2016. Software architect for MGH Institute of Health Professions, Apr. 2002-Jan. 2010.  B.S. in computer science from UMass Boston, 1999.  twitter

2020 Libertarian Party National Presidential Nominating Convention
J.W. Marriott Austin
Austin, TX
May 21-25, 2020

Green Party  Green Party of the United States  |  facebook  twitter
"The Green Party of the United States is a federation of state Green Parties. Committed to environmentalism, non-violence, social justice and grassroots organizing, Greens are renewing democracy without the support of corporate donors."

The Green National Committee, consisting of representatives of state parties and accredited caucuses of underrepresented groups, is the highest decision-making body of the Green Party of the United States.
The key entity coordinating the Green Party presidential nomination process is the Presidential Campaign Support Committee.  As of late 2019 the party's 2020 webpage listed seven candidate vying for the nomination: Sedinam Moyowasiza-CurryHowie HawkinsDario HunterDennis LambertDavid RoldeIan Schlakman and Chad Wilson.

2020 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
July 9-12, 2020

Constitution Party  Constitution Party  |  facebook  |  twitter
"The mission of the Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through the election, at all levels of government, of Constitution Party candidates who will uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. It is our goal to limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions."

Chairman: Frank Fluckiger
(first elected April 21, 2012)  Chairman of the Constitution Party of Utah from its inception until 2012.  Career in corporate finance and accounting.  Degree in business administration from University of Wyoming.  Born and raised in Wyoming.

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