FORMER NATIONAL LIBERTARIAN PARTY CHAIRMAN AND NOTED BALLOT ACCESS ADVOCATE BILL REDPATH ENDORSES GOV. GARY JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT
March 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT — Bill Redpath, a long-time Libertarian Party leader and nationally-respected advocate for fair third-party ballot access, has endorsed Gov. Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Party nomination for President.
Redpath, who lives in Virginia, served as Chairman of the National Libertarian Party from 2006 to 2010, and continues to serve as an at-large Member of the Libertarian National Committee. He has also served as Chairman of the Virginia Libertarian Party and as Treasurer of the National Committee.
In the Libertarian Party and among fair ballot access advocates across the nation, Redpath is recognized as an effective defender of the rights of independent and third party candidates to appear on ballots in all 50 states.
Announcing his support of Gov. Johnson, Redpath said, “2016 presents the greatest opportunity nationally for the Libertarian Party in many years. For us to seize this opportunity, it is essential that our presidential candidate be credible, serious and a widely-recognized champion of small government and greater freedom. We are fortunate to have such a candidate in Governor Johnson. I am proud to support him, and look forward to working with him toward historic success in November.
“I am also grateful for the Governor Johnson’s work, often behind-the-scenes, to help ensure that Libertarian candidates are not unfairly denied ballot access. The fight against those who try to keep us off the ballot never ends, and Governor Johnson has been and continues to be a great supporter of our efforts.”