The Potential 2024 Libertarian Candidates for President

Libertarian Convention 2016
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Joe Biden is set to take the Presidential Oath of Office on Wednesday becoming the 46th President of the United States. Following a contentious election and even crazier aftermath, the political landscape is set for the next four years and has people already talking about the 2024 election. With Donald Trump disappearing into the sunset of his political career and the Republican Party in shambles following the attack on the U.S. Capitol the opportunity to change the political narrative is wide open.

The race for the Libertarian Party’s nomination could already be underway as potential candidates weigh their options. The race for the party’s nomination can sometimes be contentious and party insiders and political outsiders clash on the direction the party can take.

We have complied our own list of potential candidates for the 2024 Presidential election. Who would you add to this list? Leave us a comment with your suggestion.

The Libertarian Candidates

Justin Amash

An American lawyer and politician who has served as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district since 2011. Originally a member of the Republican Party, Amash became an independent in July 2019 before joining the Libertarian Party in April 2020, becoming the first, and currently only, Libertarian Party member to serve in Congress. In July 2020, Amash announced that he would not run for reelection to Congress.

Mark Sanford

An American politician and author. A Republican, Sanford is a former governor of South Carolina and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Larry Sharpe

An American business consultant, entrepreneur, political activist, podcaster, and candidate for the 2020 Libertarian vice presidential nomination. He was a candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for Vice President of the United States in 2016, losing narrowly to former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld. Sharpe was also the Libertarian nominee for Governor of New York in the 2018 gubernatorial election. Sharpe is the founder and managing director of the online business training company Neo-Sage Group, Inc.

Nicholas Sarwark

An American attorney and businessman who served as the 19th chair of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), the executive body of the Libertarian Party (LP) of the United States. Prior to his election in 2014,[3]he served on several LP national committees and as chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland State Committee and vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado State Committee. He is the only LP chair to have served three terms.

Spike Cohen

An American libertarian political activist, entrepreneur, and podcaster. He was the Libertarian Party‘s nominee for vice president of the United States in the 2020 election, serving as Jo Jorgensen‘s running mate

Jacob Hornberger

An American attorney, author, and politician who was a Libertarian candidate for president in 2000 and 2020. He is the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation.

Kim Ruff

A Libertarian Party activist. She established the Niagara County Libertarian Party in 2015, following a previously proposed western New York chapter

Join the Libertarian Party

The Libertarian Party (LP) is your representative in American politics. It is the only political organization which respects you as a unique and responsible individual.

Our slogan is that we are “The Party of Principle”, because we stand firmly on our principles.

Libertarians strongly oppose any government interference into their personal, family, and business decisions. Essentially, we believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another.

Founded in 1971, we run many hundreds of candidates every election cycle. These candidates seek positions ranging from City Council to President of the United States. Each of these candidates helps to give liberty a voice.

Consider voting Libertarian or joining the Libertarian Party because…

  • We seek to substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut and eliminate taxes at every opportunity.
  • We believe that peaceful, honest people should be able to offer their goods and services to willing consumers without inappropriate interference from government.
  • We believe that peaceful, honest people should decide for themselves how to live their lives, without fear of criminal or civil penalties.
  • We believe that government’s only responsibility, if any, should be protecting people from force and fraud.

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  1. Considering Gary Johnson ran more than once, (2012 and 2016) why not Jo Jorgenson again? She was one of the most principled candidates ever run by the LP. (and considering Ron Paul once ran as a Libertarian, and Harry Browne ran in 1996 and 2000, that should be seen as high praise.)


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