|Education:||Beullah Heights Bible College|
|Military:||United States Navy|
|Occupation:||Network Engineer, Minister|
|Party:||Republican (prior to 2016, 2016-present)|
Derrick E. Grayson is an ordained minister and network engineer from Lithonia, Georgia. In 2014, Grayson ran for Georgia's US Senate seat, seeking the Republican nomination (he would lose the nomination to David Perdue). In 2016, he ran for Georgia's US Senate seat, again seeking the Republican nomination (he would lose the primaries to nominee and incumbent Johnny Isakson).
In 2016, Grayson ran for Vice President of the United States, seeking the Libertarian Party nomination. After finishing 4th on the first ballot, Grayson withdrew from the race and endorsed Larry Sharpe, who would go on to finish runner up to nominee Bill Weld. Grayson also received one write-in vote on both Presidential Nominee ballots.
2016 Vice Presidential Campaign
|Daniel Hogan (write-in)||1||0.115%|
|Gary Johnson (write-in)||1||0.115%|
|Austin Petersen (write-in)||1||0.115%|
No candidate received a majority of delegate votes on the first ballot, leading to the next round of voting. Alicia Dearn was eliminated from the 2nd ballot, and endorsed Bill Weld. Will Coley and Derrick Grayson withdrew from the race and endorsed Larry Sharpe.
|Derrick Grayson (withdrew)||9||1.032%|
|Mark Stewart (write-in)||1||0.115%|