On January 10, 2013, Florida Libertarian Party chairman Adrian Wyllie officially filed as a candidate for the office of Florida Governor in 2014. He became one of the first Libertarian candidates who have announced they are running for public office in next year’s November elections.
According to the entry on lp.org, Wyllie discovered he was a libertarian when someone handed him the famous “World’s Smallest Political Quiz” when he was 21 years old. He joined the LP soon thereafter. He previously has made one run for city commisioner. Recently, he had served as the media director for Alex Snitker, the first Libertarian to appear on the ballot for U.S. Senate in Florida history. Snitker received 24,850 votes, or 0.46%. Since May of 2011, Wyllie has served as the Florida LP chairman.
Wyllie had a few words to say about his campaign:
“One of my highest priorities is going to be upholding the 10th Amendment, and rejecting any unconstitutional federal mandates or laws on the state level. I think one of our biggest problems is the assault on our economic freedom and our individual liberty coming from the federal government right now…
“One of the major issues I’m going to be promoting is an intrastate commerce act in Florida. It would mean that any good manufactured and sold within the state of Florida — and that applies to everything from food to firearms to marijuana — would be exempt from any federal oversight whatsoever. I also plan to introduce a competing currencies act that would help protect against reckless Federal Reserve policy.”
Wyllie has also stated that his goal is to raise $30,000 by May of this year, in order to do “true statewide mailing to libertarians and independents throughout Florida” and to “compete as closely to a level playing field with the Republican and Democrat as possible.”
Two other Libertarian candidates that have announced they are running in 2014 are Matthew Hess and Gigi Bowman. Hess is running for Colorado governor, while Bowman, the founder of LibertyCandidates.com, is running for New York State Senate in District 5.
To read the full article about the race, please go to the link below:
Wyllie’s campaign website:
UPDATE FEBRUARY 9TH: Apparently political operative, Gary Johnson consultant and former self-described “GOP hitman” Roger Stone is also considering entry into the Floridan gubernatorial race as an LP candidate. If he decides to do so, this will warrant a primary for the LP, a likely first in the state party’s history.