Andre Barnett

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Andre Barnett
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Personal details
Born Andre Nigel Barnett
June 2, 1976 (age 37)
Political party Reform Party
Residence Poughkeepsie, New York
Religion Christianity
Website www.andrebarnett2012.com

Andre Nigel Barnett (born June 2, 1976) is an American politician and entrepreneur. He was a candidate for President of the United States as the 2012 nominee of the Reform Party of the United States of America.[1] He is the founder of the information technology (IT) company WiseDome Inc.[2]

Background[edit]

Barnett was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1976. He attended Austin Peay State University and Western Governors University.[3]

A former member of the United States Armed Forces, Barnett served in Sarajevo before being wounded in a helicopter accident.

Career[edit]

Following his military service, Barnett became a fitness model in New York.[2] In 2001, he founded WiseDome Incorporated, an IT company that provides information technology and data recovery services.[3]

2012 presidential campaign[edit]

Barnett announced his candidacy for the Reform Party presidential nomination on May 6, 2011.[4] He considers himself a conservative and has stated that he intends to considerably downsize the federal government if elected.[5][6] Barnett has been described as a "conservative with a conscience."[7] His candidacy was endorsed by the Frederick Douglass Foundation.[7] At the Reform Party of New Jersey's state convention on April 14, 2012, Barnett defeated former Governor of Louisiana Buddy Roemer in the party's presidential straw poll by a 70% margin.[8]

Barnett was nominated for President of the United States by the Reform Party on August 12, 2012 at the party's National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1][9] Barnett's running mate was Ken Cross. The ticket was on the ballot in Florida and had write-in status in several other states. Barnett received 962 votes nationwide.

Personal[edit]

Barnett and his wife Kimberly reside in Poughkeepsie, New York.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Reform Party Chooses Andre Barnett for President", Ballot Access News. August 13, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  2. ^ a b May, Caroline (June 24, 2011). "2012′s model-in-chief". The Daily Caller. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Andre Barnett 2012:Welcome". Andre Barnett 2012 official website. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Benac, Nancy (October 31, 2011). "So you want to run for president? Just sign here.". KXAN-TV. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Local Tea Party Hold Caucus". YNN Rochester. March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Mikolay, Dennis "DJ" (March 18, 2012). "Reform Party Rising". Atlantic Highlands Herald. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Meet Andre Barnett- a Black Conservative Running for President in 2012". The Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York. October 21, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Convention: Recap", Reform Party of New Jersey. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  9. ^ "Reform Party Nominates Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates", C-SPAN.org. August 12, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.

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