Paul Sand is running for governor of Idaho on what he describes as a “common-sense progressive Libertarian platform.”
Sand is a semi-retired computer software engineer who has served 4 terms on the White Bird city council. Interestingly, he also claims to have built the world’s first personal computer.
“My campaign is based on three pillars: Freedom, Family and Future. I am running against our entirely dysfunctional, polarizing two-party political system,” says Sand. “I want to be very clear. I am not anti-government, just anti-politics. I believe the government should become a benefit administrator for the business community by providing educated workers, family healthcare, retirement pensions, security, and the financial and physical infrastructure that our businesses need to be globally competitive, without putting any of it on the backs of current and future workers.”
Happy New Year to my 6 followers. Thank you for following me. The more followers I have, the more leverage WE have, if you believe in freedom and that the wellbeing and happiness of all workers and their families should be the top priority of government and business.
— Paul Sand (@Ampersand48) January 1, 2022
“Idaho politics has become a national joke,” Sand charges. “My goal is to turn that around and in the memory of Frank Church and Cecil Andrus, make Idaho a model for the future of our entire country.”
NOTE: We used a photo of the White Bird town sign at the top of this article as Mr. Sand’s current campaign website only includes a somewhat mysterious picture of himself holding a (very nice) cat.