The Observer recently published a profile of New Jersey Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate Peter Rohrman, emphasizing his views in favor of individual liberty and peace, in contrast with the two major parties:
Peter Rohrman, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and current IT network engineer, is running as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor, hoping to bring new ideas to a governor’s race that has been dominated by Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno.
“My whole life I have always been the type of person to read the newspaper, pay attention to what is going on in politics, and get really angry,” Rohrman told Observer. “About four or five years ago, I just saw exactly how far government intrudes into our lives and it was just an amazing wake-up call where I just had to start getting involved. I was never really a Republican and I couldn’t be a Democrat but I just couldn’t look myself in the mirror anymore if I didn’t do something.”
After he got involved with the Libertarian Party, Rohrman, 47, ran in 2015 and 2016 for Bergen County freeholder. He lost both races, but he said he continues to be encouraged by growth in the party, now the third largest in the state with 7,464 voters registered as Libertarians.
“Even if I don’t win, this campaign will be used to spread the message more and more,” Rohrman said.
“I don’t believe in large government; I believe in small government,” Rohrman said. “I believe in personal freedoms. I believe in peace and tolerance and free markets. You have been voting Democrat and Republican for 150 years. Voting for a Democrat or Republican again isn’t going to magically change anything.”