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Thomas L. Knapp
ST. LOUIS, April 10 — Thomas L. Knapp, libertarian presidential candidate and creator of the “Libertarian Shadow Cabinet” project, announced the appointment of three new cabinet officials — and his intent to separate the shadow cabinet project from his presidential campaign — this morning.
“This project is intended to serve the entire libertarian movement, including its two political parties,” says Knapp. “I’m seeking an administrator for the project who isn’t associated with any campaign and who’s willing to commit to keeping the project going beyond this election cycle.”
New appointees include:
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency: Brian Holtz of California. Holtz received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi Honors College (1987), and an M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Michigan (1990). Since 1990 he has been a developer of Internet software, first at Sun Microsystems and currently at Yahoo. He has been principal inventor on three software patents with two more pending. He serves on the board of the Purissima Hills Water District in Los Altos Hills, Calif., and on the scientific advisory board of the Lifeboat Foundation, which is dedicated to helping humanity survive existential risks. As secretary of the 2008 LP Platform Committee he successfully championed the adoption of a platform rewrite that included its first mentions of ecosystems and climate change. His vision of green libertarianism is summarized in his Free Earth Manifesto.
Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Jim Davidson of Kansas. Davidson has been a space enthusiast since 1968, active in the private space migration movement since 1977, and involved in many
start-up space ventures since 1986. He has worked with NASA contractors, astronauts, and Russia’s space industry. He has long held the view that NASA should be eliminated and its assets returned to the private sector.
Secretary of Homeland Security: Steve Newton, Ph.D., USA/VA National Guard MSgt. (Ret.) of Delaware. Newton is a Professor of History and Political Science at Delaware State University, author of numerous books on military history and national security consultant. As consultant for the Office for Domestic Preparedness in 2002, he developed and delivered the two-week course “Introduction to Terrorism” for State and Local Preparedness Officers.