Unstructured Podcast – Episode 025 – Austin Petersen 2016 Runner-up Libertarian US Presidential Candidate
Austin Petersen is an American writer, libertarian political activist, commentator, as well as a film and television producer. His early career included stints as a model and also working as a product demonstrator at FAO Schwarz. He even briefly made an appearance on a Late Night with Conan O'Brien sketch.
A Career in Politics
In 2008 Austin worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Network, where he assisted on the 2008 and 2012 presidential bids of former U.S. Representative from Texas, Ron Paul. Austin then later went on to be the runner-up for the Libertarian Party's nomination for President of the United States in 2016. He called himself the Bernie Sanders of the Libertarian Party due to his grassroots fundraising strategy. During the election he also ended up finishing in second place to Gary Johnson.