Gary Johnson is the 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential nominee. A successful businessman before seeking elected office, Gary Johnson started a door-to-door handyman business to help pay his way through college. Twenty years later, he had grown that business into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico, with more than 1,000 employees. In 1994, Johnson was elected Governor of New Mexico, running as a Republican in an overwhelmingly Democratic state. Johnson financed his primary election campaign with his own funds, won the nomination, and was elected. He was reelected in 1998. An avid skier, adventurer and bicyclist, he has scaled the highest peak on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest. Governor Johnson has two grown children — a daughter, Seah, and a son Erik, and recently became a grandfather. He currently resides in a house he built himself in Taos, New Mexico.