Libertarian Party Presidential Nominating Convention May 2-6 in Las Vegas

April 24, 2012, Santa Fe, NM – The Libertarian Party will hold its 2012 National Convention May 2-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  At the convention, the party will select its nominees for President and Vice-President of the United States.  Those nominees will be on the November presidential ballot in all 50 states.


The convention will be held at the Red Rock Resort, 11011 Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135.  It will convene Wednesday, May 2, and conclude Sunday, May 6. Nominees for President and Vice-President will be elected on Saturday, May 5.  The complete convention schedule can be found at: 2012 Libertarian National Convention.

Information regarding media credentials is available from the Libertarian National Committee at Media Credentials.

Thursday evening, May 3, from 8 p.m. to midnight, Governor Gary Johnson will host a social gathering in the Veranda A and B rooms of the Red Rock Resort.

To schedule interviews or for media inquiries prior to or during the convention, please contact Joe Hunter at, or at 801.303.7924.

Governor Gary Johnson announced in December that he is seeking the Libertarian nomination for President. 

For more information regarding Governor Johnson, please visit

Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty.

Johnson switched from Republican to the Libertarian Party on December 28, 2011. If nominated by the Libertarian Party in May, Johnson will appear on all 50 states' ballots as the third national presidential nominee. An outspoken pro-Constitution Libertarian, Johnson opposes the war in Afghanistan, demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve, would cut Federal spending by 43%, supports a woman's right to choose, opposes gun control, supports gay marriage equality and supports the legalization of marijuana. An avid skier and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peaks on four of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.