Robert Sarvis is an attorney, businessmen, economist and software developer. He was the Libertarian nominee for Governor of Virginia in 2013, winning an unusual 6.5% of the vote – the highest vote total for a third party candidate for governor in a southern state in over 40 years. He came within inches of hitting the 10% threshold in polls needed to qualify for participation in the gubernatorial debates. Robert Sarvis developed a software application for which Google named him the Grand Prize Winner for their Android Development Challenge. While attending law school, he co-founded and edited the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty. He clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds a masters degree in economics from George Mason University. He and his wife have two small children. His brother-in-law was recently convicted of a non-violent drug offense and sentenced to 24 years in prison.