- Objectivist Party
Objectivist Party Chairman Tom Stevens Senate leader N/A House leader N/A Founded February 2, 2008 Headquarters N/A Ideology Objectivism Political position Fiscal: Laissez-faire
Official colors None Seats in the Senate None Seats in the House None Website www.objectivistparty.us Politics of the United States
The Objectivist Party is a political party in the United States that seeks to promote Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism in the political realm. The party was formed on February 2, 2008 by Thomas Stevens; the date was chosen to coincide with Rand's birthday.
The Governing Board of the Objectivist Party currently consists of the following individuals: Dr. Tom Stevens, Dallwyn Merck, Dodge P. Landesman and Jonathan Damgaard Jakobsen.
2008 presidential campaign
The Objectivist Party's nominees in the 2008 United States presidential campaign were party founder Dr. Tom Stevens for President, and Alden Link for Vice President. Stevens lives in New York and Link maintains residences both in New Jersey and New York. Both were delegates to the 2008 Libertarian Party National Convention, where Stevens was re-elected to the national Libertarian Party's Judicial Committee. The Objectivist Party's ticket of Stevens and Link was listed on the ballot in two states, Colorado and Florida. They received a total of 720 votes, 419 votes in Florida.
2012 Presidential Campaign
During the Objectivist Party National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri from May 29 to May 30, 2010, Tom Stevens and Alden Link were again selected as the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, respectively, for the Objectivist Party nomination in the United States presidential election, 2012 as a result of a unanimous vote by the delegates. Tom Stevens formally declared his candidacy for President on June 13, 2011.
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