John Monds made history in 2008, when he became the first Libertarian candidate to receive over 1 million votes.
John made history again in 2010, becoming the first African-American candidate to appear on the ballot for Governor in Georgia.
John’s great-great-grandparents, Columbus and Morning Ferguson were enslaved in Talbot County, GA. Their fight for freedom has inspired him to run for president as a libertarian, bringing the message of individual liberty to all Americans.
For more than a century, government policies that promised to deliver “freedom” have made it more difficult to earn a living, to educate children, and to pursue happiness. Monds has been an active member of the Libertarian Party for 15 years, because “it’s the only party that is serious about freedom,” he says.
John Monds’ presidential campaign takes a stand for individual liberty, peace, and cooperation instead of government force. His signature Anti-Platform highlights the many things he’d like to STOP government from doing, to improve the lives of Americans. Topping the list are ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the domestic War on Drugs, which make all Americans less safe and less free.
Monds lives in Georgia with his wife of 21 years, Dr. Kathaleena Monds, and their four children. He holds a business administration degree from HBCU Morehouse College, and for the past 20 years, he has had his dream job: homeschooling his children.
Monds is active in his community with Habitat for Humanity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and the NAACP. He enjoys classic Volkswagens, gardening, and genealogy.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.— Malcolm X