Tom Hoefling

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Tom Hoefling
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Thomas Conrad Hoefling

(1960-12-20) December 20, 1960 (age 62)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyAmerica's (before 2013; 2016–2019)
Republican (2013–2016; 2019—)
Other political
American Independent (2012; 2016)
Constitution (2016)
SpouseSiena Stone

Thomas Conrad Hoefling (born December 20, 1960) is an American activist and politician, who was the founder and national chairman of America's Party. [1] Hoefling was the party's 2012 and 2016 presidential nominee, after seeking the nomination of the Constitution and American Independent parties. [2] [3] Currently a member of the Republican Party, Hoefling has served as political director for Alan Keyes' political group America's Revival and as a representative for the American Conservative Coalition. [4] [5]



Presidential campaigns (2012, 2016)

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Tom Hoefling

In August 2012, the ballot-qualified American Independent Party nominated Hoefling as its candidate for president of the U.S. [6]

Hoefling was on the ballot in California, Colorado, and Florida. He was filed as a qualified write-in candidate in Alaska, [7] Connecticut, [8] Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, [9] Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, [10] Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. Hoefling received 40,624 votes in the general election, or 0.03%, coming in eighth place nationally out of 27 candidates who were on the ballot in at least one state. [11]

Iowa gubernatorial campaign (2013)

In December 2013, Hoefling announced his bid for the Republican nomination for governor of Iowa in the 2014 election. [12] He lost the nomination to incumbent Republican Governor Terry Branstad.

Personal life

Hoefling is married to Siena Stone Hoefling. [13]

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