2018 Libertarian Governor Candidates
Both candidates for Governor were endorsed by the members of the Libertarian Party of California at the Convention on April 29, 2018.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for Governor
Transitioning his desire to make a change in the world through music as the rap artist known as QBall, to becoming the human rights activist “Governor Wildstar”, Libertarian candidate Nickolas Wildstar now pursues to make a change through politics. As the first Libertarian governor of any state in the US, Nickolas Wildstar seeks the opportunity to establish California as the foundation for a world free of poverty, conflict, and scarcity as ‘WE THE PEOPLE‘ have been demanding. This 20 year working class professional aims to minimize taxes, drastically reduce government’s wasteful spending, and restoring the right for citizens to make their own personal choices regarding education, healthcare, and our own bodies. Join Nickolas Wildstar and be sure to become part of this monumental opportunity to establish a true republic in this great democracy!
Address: P.O. Box 313
Placentia, CA 92871
Phone: (818) 214-8616
2018 Libertarian Candidate for Governor
Zoltan Istvan is widely considered the world’s leading transhumanist and a top Libertarian futurist. Zoltan began his futurist career by publishing The Transhumanist Wager, an award-winning, #1 bestseller in Science Fiction and Philosophy. It has been compared to Ayn Rand’s work many times in major media and was a Top 5 Amazon book. During the 2016 elections, Zoltan interviewed with Gary Johnson to potentially be his preferred Vice Presidential running mate. Zoltan is also a well known technology journalist and a former filmmaker for the National Geographic Channel. As a successful entrepreneur, The New Yorker cited Zoltan made a “small real estate fortune.” Zoltan also has executive experience via his former position as a director at a major wildlife nonprofit, WildAid. In total, Zoltan’s public work has received hundreds of millions of views, much of it through his political activism. Zoltan has spoken at the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, Microsoft, and been the opening Keynote at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville. He is a graduate of Columbia University, and lives in San Francisco with his physician wife and two young daughters. In a 5000-word feature on Zoltan, The New York Times wrote Zoltan is “polite and charismatic” and has a “plausibly Presidential aura.”
Address: 35 Miller Avenue #10235 Miller Ave., #10235 Miller Ave., #102
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 802-4891
2018 Libertarian Lieutenant Governor Candidate
Tim Ferreira was endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee on December 2, 2017.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
What makes a vote for me a vote for a better California? Economy: We cannot afford to continue to spend with no revenue. We cannot afford to continue raising taxes to get revenue. Environment: We don’t need new environment regulations. Instead, we need to enforce the existing regulations: carry through with fines and penalties for violators. We need large disincentives to pollute our air, water, and food supply. Education: A better California is a more educated California. We need more innovation in education. We need to better prepare our youth for the types of jobs that will exist in the future. We need to reduce the waste in our schools. We need empowered teachers, with reasonable class sizes, and plenty of supplies. Economy, Environment, and Education. These are the pillars on which to build a better California. These are the three areas under the purview of the Lieutenant Governor. Promises: I promise four full years of service. I will not spend time campaigning for a second term. I will place myself on the ballot and let my time in office serve as my campaign. I also promise to do what is right for California, not what is right for my political career. The two should always align, but if they don’t, California always comes first. Principles: I’m running on libertarian principles. I make decisions on those same principles. Each vote for me (and other Libertarian candidates) sends a mandate to all politicians. A principled mandate they can no longer ignore.
2018 Libertarian California Secretary of State Candidate
Gail Lightfoot was endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee on March 10, 2018.
Secretary of State
I am a Charter member of the Libertarian Party but I cut my political teeth as a Young Republican and Young American for Freedom, walking precincts for Barry Goldwater in 1964. My beliefs mirror this statement from his book, The Conscience of a Conservative, “I have no interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is needed before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents interests, I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.”
2018 Libertarian US Senate Candidate
Derrick Michael Reid was endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California at Convention on April 29, 2018.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for US Senate
I seek to unite Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Libertarians to solve real problems, the top three of which are Immigration, Imprisonment and Corruption. As a moderate, I will represent all Californians, who all will have a voice in government. In the event that the economy implodes, I will stand ready with the plan to recover from collapse. I humbly ask for your support and votes. As a US Senator, I will focus on solving national major problems related to Immigration, Imprisonment and Corruption, and will stand ready with a comprehensive solution set that will provide rapid recovery in the event of a catastrophic economic implosion. California has a viable third choice.
2018 Libertarian Congressional Candidates
All of the following candidates were endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 34th Congressional District
Angela McArdle is an outspoken Libertarian activist, working on behalf of Los Angeles’ homeless and low income communities. As a paralegal, she specializes in eviction defense and wrongful foreclosure suits. Angela holds the position of Vice Chair for the Foothills Libertarian Party, and ran for Congress in California’s 34th district 2017 special election.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 48th Congressional District
Brandon Reiser is running to represent your voice in Congress, break away from business-as-usual old party politics, and fight for legislation that will benefit everyone. The principal commitment from Brandon is that he will endlessly fight for limited government, personal and economic freedoms, and improving the life of all the constituents in the 48th Congressional district in California.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 22nd Congressional District
Bill Merryman is a U.S. Navy veteran, husband, and father of five. Bill is running for Congress in California’s 22nd Congressional District and has dedicated his entire professional and adult life to serving others.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 17th Congressional District
Kennita Watson has been a member of the Libertarian Party since 1982, and has run for public office many times, most prominently for California Secretary of State in 1990. She is currently running for U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 17th District.
Kennita was born and raised in East Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Laurel School in 1977 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from MIT in 1981. After university, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she currently lives. Kennita earned her Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Stanford in 1989 and has worked at a number of Bay Area firms, including IBM, Informix, and Sun Microsystems – from which she retired in 2003.
2018 Libertarian State Legislative Candidates
All of the following candidates were endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee..
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 6th California State Senate District
Janine DeRose brings an extensive, deeply engaged and practical range of experience to California politics. Her real world business expertise derives from years of co-managing large, multi-unit apartment buildings during which time she was named Outstanding Property Manager of the Year by For Rent Magazine. Equally important to Janine, is the ethical and transparent use of taxpayer resources. Janine had extensive opportunity to practice this value through years as a staff auditor for the California Department of Education where she worked tirelessly to keep California government honest. Janine’s unique and holistic perspective as a professional, a single working mother, and a community member with “skin in the game,” makes her the ideal candidate for the individuals and families of California Senate District 6.
State Senate 10th District
Libertarian principles are human principles – limited government, civil rights, personal freedom, and peace. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ali founded and led the anti-corruption group, Represent San Jose.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 25th California State Assembly District
Robert Imhoff is running to serve the people of District 25. With gas taxes being rushed through, and ‘pet projects’ adding more to the California budget, spending has gotten out of control. With Single-Payer Healthcare now on the horizon, our district needs now, more than ever, a voice to slow the tides of belligerent spending by politicians in Sacramento. District 25 needs a candidate who is interested in Moving California Forward away from politics as usual. Robert is that candidate.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 38th California State Assembly District
Kevin Shaw is a local free speech activist, and chairman of the San Fernando Valley Libertarian Party. His content is featured on various libertarian outlets, and he is Director of Journalism at Think-Liberty.com. He is currently engaged in federal litigation to fight unconstitutional free speech codes on California community college campuses.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 53rd California State Assembly District
Michael Lewis has been interested in libertarian ideas since he took his first economics course as a senior in high school. He studied economics and political science as an undergrad, then moved to Bolivia to teach a micro-enterprise class. He returned to the U.S. to attend law school, spent the last seven years working at a consulting firm in downtown Los Angeles, and now works at an immigration law firm in Mid-Wilshire. He currently serves as a representative on the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council, a part of the City of Los Angeles’ Neighborhood Empowerment program. He is fluent in both Japanese and Spanish. He is running for State Assembly because unlike the current legislators, he understands that more taxes and regulations rarely lead to more housing, better jobs, or happier Californians.
2018 Libertarian Candidate for the 70th California State Assembly District
Honor Robson was the Libertarian Candidate for California’s 33rd State Senate District in 2016 and with very little time, money or name recognition she garnered almost 50,000 votes (22%) in the November General Election. Although she didn’t win she was able to make a strong showing and is planning to build on that success in her campaign for the 70th District California State Assembly seat. Honor has always been involved in her community and she knows that when she’s elected to the State Assembly she will have the opportunity to bring a fresh viewpoint to the legislature. As a Libertarian she is in a unique position to work with members on both sides of the traditional “aisle”. She will take advantage of this by bringing the voice of her community and leveraging it into policies that will better the economic and educational climate and improve the state’s failing infrastructure. She will bring practical and logical Free Market solutions which will give all Californians the opportunity to thrive without government intervening in all aspects of their lives. Please support her and bring Honor to Sacramento!
Address: 6285 East Spring Street, #520
Long Beach, CA 90808
Phone: (562) 294-1962
State Assembly 52nd District
I am a fierce advocate for those who can not speak for themselves. Politically I am independent, open minded, and registered as a Libertarian. One military unit I served in lives by the motto, “Cave Oppressor” (Oppressors beware!). I have made it my life’s mission to uphold that motto.
State Assembly 24th District
Now semi-retired from his long career as a pilot, Bob has more time to devote to advancing the Libertarian cause.
“The policy of liberty is the only true way to reduce the level of violence in society. The other parties are having high profile programs of scapegoating, mostly of law-abiding gun owners. These policies are inherently violent to start with and lead to even more violence in the future. Libertarians attack violence at its root cause, by applying justice to aggressors even when they are backed by the government. It’s the tougher path, but it’s the right thing to do. It will bring more peace.”
State Assembly 8th District
2018 Local Candidates
All of the following candidates were endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee..
1st District Yuba County Supervisor Candidate
I am an Air Force Veteran and was stationed right here in my district at Beale AFB from 2003-2007. My wife and I moved back to the area a year ago as it is a place I’ve always considered my second home. Upon getting settled, I started to notice a lot of the same problems that were here over a decade ago still existed. That’s when I started to research what was really going on. The deeper I looked the more I found that I did not like. After much research, due diligence and prayer I have decided to run for Supervisor. We love our community and it deserves to get an elected official that can produce results.
5th District Plumas County Supervisor Candidate