Liberty Candidate Dr. Dean Ahmad For Senate!Submitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 12:27
Libertarian Party Presidential nominee and two-term Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson endorsed Dr. Dean Ahmad, Ph.d. over the weekend. Dr. Ahmad is running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland and is president of the Islamic libertarian think-tank Minaret of Freedom Institute.
Johnson said, "Dr. Ahmad is a strong consistent voice calling for individual liberty for all Americans. His record of success as a civic activist for decades proves that Dr. Dean Ahmad is the kind of U.S. Senator this nation truly needs."
Dr. Ahmad is the recipient of several awards for civic activism and a former President of the Montgomery County Civic Federation. Born in 1948 to Palestinian refugee parents, Dr. Ahmad was raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1970 and in 1975 obtained a Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Arizona.