Nicholas Sarwark

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Nicholas Sarwark
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Libertarian National Committee
June 29, 2014—present
Predecessor: Geoff Neale
Successor: Incumbent
Personal Details
Birth: (1979-08-27) August 27, 1979 (age 40)
Phoenix, Arizona
Education: American University (JD)
Occupation: Businessman, Criminal Defense Attorney
Residence: Phoenix, Arizona
Party: Libertarian
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Instagram: Twitter

Nicholas Sarwark (born August 27, 1979) is a businessman and criminal defense attorney from Phoenix, Arizona. He is the current chair of the Libertarian National Committee and a public defender. Prior to this, he served as Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and the Libertarian Party of Maryland. He also served on the Judicial Committee from 2004 to 2014. He is also a former clerk for the Institute for Justice, and a former consultant.

In his 2014 run for national chair he ran on a platform of aggressively targeting independent and unaffiliated voters. At the 2012 national convention he gave the nomination speech for the successful effort to select NOTA.

He has noted that his day job is keeping poor people out of prison.

He now lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area, and is often seen at meetings of the Arizona Libertarian Party and the Maricopa County Libertarian Party.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian National Committee
  • Chair (June 29, 2014—present)
Libertarian Party
  • 2018 National Convention- Arizona Delegation [1]
Libertarian Party of Colorado
  • Vice-Chair (2011—2014)
Libertarian Party of Maryland
  • Chair (2001—2003)

2018 Campaign for Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona

2018 Mayor of Phoenix campaign logo

On December 5, 2017, Sarwark announced his candidacy for mayor of Phoenix, Arizona.[2]


  • Bill Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts, 2016 Libertarian nominee for Vice-President.[3]
  • Barry Goldwater Jr, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, member of the Board of Directors of the Goldwater Institute.[4]


2018 Phoenix Mayor Election
Party Votes Percent
Democrat Kate Gallego 171,035 44.61%
Democrat Daniel Valenzuela 100,998 26.34%
Republican Moses Sanchez 71,121 18.55%
Libertarian Nicholas Sarwark 40,218 10.49%

Preceded by:
Steve Boone
Libertarian Party of Maryland
State Chair

Succeeded by:
Chip Spangler
Preceded by:
Geoff Neale
Libertarian Party National Chair
Succeeded by: