| Reform Party|
| Andre Barnett|
| Andre Nigel Barnett|
June 2, 1976 (age 39) (1976-06-02)
2012 Presidential Campaign for Andre Barnett at the Wayback Machine (archived October 11, 2013)
Reform Party of the United States of America
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Austin Peay State University, Western Governors University
Andre Barnett Wikipedia
Andre Nigel Barnett (born June 2, 1976) is an American politician and entrepreneur. He was a candidate for President of the United States as the 2012 nominee of the Reform Party of the United States of America. He is the founder of the information technology (IT) company WiseDome Inc.
Barnett was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1976. He attended Austin Peay State University and Western Governors University.
As a member of the United States Armed Forces, Barnett served in Sarajevo before being wounded in a helicopter accident.
Following his military service, Barnett became a fitness model in New York City. In 2001, he founded WiseDome Incorporated, an IT company that provides information technology and data recovery services.
Barnett announced his candidacy for the Reform Party presidential nomination on May 6, 2011. He considers himself a conservative and has stated that he would considerably downsize the federal government if elected. Barnett has been described as a "conservative with a conscience." His candidacy was endorsed by the Frederick Douglass Foundation. At the Reform Party of New Jersey's state convention on April 14, 2012, Barnett defeated former Governor of Louisiana Buddy Roemer in the party's presidential straw poll by a 70% margin.
Barnett was nominated for President of the United States by the Reform Party on August 12, 2012 at the party's National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barnett's running mate was Ken Cross. The ticket was on the ballot in Florida and had write-in status in several other states. Barnett received 962 votes nationwide.
Barnett sought the Republican nomination to represent New York's 18th congressional district in 2014. However, he failed to collect enough signatures to be listed on the primary ballot.
Barnett and his wife Kimberly reside in Poughkeepsie, New York.