Nicholas Sarwark

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Nicholas Sarwark
Nicholas Sarwark in Phoenix October 2016.jpg
19th Chair of the Libertarian National Committee
Assumed office
June 29, 2014
Preceded byGeoff Neale
Vice Chair of the Colorado Libertarian State Committee
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byWayne Harlos
Succeeded byEric Mulder
Chair of the Maryland Libertarian State Committee
In office
2001–2003
Preceded bySteve Boone
Succeeded byChip Spangler
Personal details
Born
Nicholas J. Sarwark

(1979-08-27) August 27, 1979 (age 39)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyLibertarian
Spouse(s)
Valerie Sarwark (m. 2009)
Children3
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Alma materWashington Adventist University
American University[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

Nicholas J. Sarwark (born August 27, 1979)[2] is the 19th and current chair 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 State Committee, and as vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado State Committee.[4]

Sarwark was a candidate for Mayor of Phoenix in that city's 2018 mayoral election. He finished fourth with 10.5% of the vote.

Early life and education[edit]

Sarwark was born on August 27, 1979, in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended classes at 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.

Career[edit]

Sarwark is vice president of his family's used-car dealership, responsible for "Assisting the President in all aspects of managing the oldest used car dealership in Phoenix."[5][6]

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 and again in 2018.

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, with his wife and three children,[4] where he served as vice chair of the Colorado Libertarian Party.[7]  Before that, he lived in Maryland, where he served as chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland.[7]

He and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, his hometown, in 2014.[8] Sarwark is vice president of his family's used-car dealership.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Libertarian Party Chair and WAU Grad Talks About Freedom". spectrummagazine.org.
  2. ^ "Nicholas Sarwark - Libertarian Party".
  3. ^ a b Harper, Jennifer (June 30, 2014). "Inside the Beltway: Libertarians shift into aggressive mode". The Washington Times. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Libertarians elect new leadership". Westmoreland Times. July 3, 2014. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Sarward, Nicholas. "Nicholas Sarwark". LinkedIn. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Sarwark's Consolidated Auto Sales". Sarwark's Consolidated Auto Sales. Sarwark's Consolidated Auto Sales. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b "News from 2014 Libertarian Party National Convention," lpmaryland.org (1 July 2014, updated 27 August 2014).
  8. ^ Duda, Jeremy. "Nicholas Sarwark: A Libertarian born and bred in Arizona – Arizona Capitol Times". azcapitoltimes.com.

External links[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
Geoff Neale
Chair of the Libertarian National Committee
2014-Present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Harlos
Vice Chair of the Colorado Libertarian State
Committee

2009-2014
Succeeded by
Eric Mulder