Nicholas Sarwark

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Nicholas Sarwark
Nicholas J. Sarwark.jpg
Chairperson of the Libertarian National Committee
Assumed office
June 29, 2014
Preceded by Geoff Neale
Personal details
Born (1979-08-27) August 27, 1979 (age 37)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Libertarian
Spouse(s) Valerie Sarwark (m. 2009)
Children 3
Residence Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Alma mater Washington Adventist University
American University[1]
Website Official website

Nicholas Sarwark (born August 27, 1979)[2] is an American politician who is currently the chairman of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), the executive body of the Libertarian Party (LP) of the United States. Prior to his election to that position in 2014,[3] he served on several of the LP's national committees, as well as chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland, and as vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Nicholas Sarwark was born in 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona. Sarwark attended community college while still attending high school. He graduated from Washington Adventist University in 1998 and joined the Libertarian Party in 1999. Sarwark received his Juris Doctor from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2008 cum laude.


Sarwark was elected as Libertarian National Committee chair by the delegates of the 2014 Libertarian National Convention in Columbus, Ohio on June 29, 2014, defeating incumbent chairman Geoff Neale who had served two non-consecutive terms as chair of the LNC.[3] He was re-elected as chairman of the Libertarian National Committee at the Libertarian National Convention in 2016.

He was a deputy public defender in the state of Colorado. He is also a businessman with experience in computer consulting and sales.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Sarwark formerly resided in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and three children,[4] where he served as Vice-Chair of the Colorado Libertarian Party.[5]  Before that, he lived in Maryland, where he served as chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland.[5]

He and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, his hometown, in 2014.[citation needed]


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Party political offices
Preceded by
Geoff Neale
U.S. Libertarian Party National Chairman
2014 –
Succeeded by