Monday, September 8, 2014

Speaker at September 9th Tea Party Meeting - Robert Sarvis - libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate

                                             Robert Sarvis, Candidate for U S Senate to Speak Tuesday

The Libertarian candidate running for U. S. Senate, Robert C. Sarvis,  will speak at the Upper Ruritan Club, 3989 Whitechapel Road, Lively at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 9.

Sarvis, a native of Virginia was born in Fairfax in 1976, has a diverse professional backgound, with experience as an entrepreneur and small business owner, a software engineer and mobile-app developer, a math teacher and a lawyer. He earned degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge, a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law and a Master's in economics from George Mason University.

As a high school senior Sarvis won a $15,000 scholarship for a theoretical math project studying lattices.  He won a prestigious Harvard College Scholarship reserved for the top 10% of a class. During his time at NYU he co-founded and became editor-in-chief of the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty. He clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Sarvis was a teaching fellow in the Harvard math department, a course assistant for calculus at UC Berkeley as well as an algebra teacher at Carrington College, CA. He has written many scholarly reviews in law journals.

Sarvis has worked both in the public and private sectors. He has mentored elementary and high school students and worked on pro bono legal cases involving battered women and asylum seekers.

In the 2013  gubernatorial  race, Sarvis ran against Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, finishing third, but received the highest vote share for a third party candidate in a Southern state in forty years. He was also a candidate for the VA Senate in 2011 as a Republican, loosing to long time Senator Dick Saslaw.

In none of the three races in which Sarvis has been a candidate, have any of his opponents agreed to a debate. This includes his current opponents Mark Warner, and Ed Gillespie in the Senatorial race.

Sarvis and his wife Astrid, a pediatrician, have two children and reside in Annandale.

The meeting this Tuesday, September 9th is open to the public and is hosted by the 99th District Tea Party. Following Sarvis' presentation, a Q & A session will follow.

 Come hear the views of Mr. Sarvis on a variety of public policy issues and what solutions he may have for the multitude of problems facing our country, including how Sarvis's views as a Libertarian differ from his Republican and Democratic competitors running for Senate.

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Lyn Neira,  Vice President 99th District Tea Party  462-7540






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