Wes Benedict joined the Libertarian Party (LP) in 1996. Except for a brief period, he has served as executive director of the Libertarian National Committee since 2009. He previously served as executive director of the Libertarian Party of Texas where he broke records and made Texas one of the best performing state affiliates. For example, he recruited a record 173 LP candidates for office in Texas for the November 2008 elections, which was 29 percent of the nationwide LP total.In 2012, Wes co-founded the Libertarian Booster PAC to promote Libertarian Party candidates and in 2013 wrote the book Introduction to the Libertarian Party.
Mr. Benedict holds an MBA and Master of Engineering in Manufacturing from the University of Michigan and a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Texas. He has previously bought and sold a countertop manufacturing business, worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and worked as a manufacturing engineer for 3M Company. He lives with his wife and son in Alexandria, Virginia.