Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie favors limited government

Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie favors limited government

Libertarian Adrian Wyllie wants to be Florida’s next governor. Kind of.

“I don’t (want to), quite frankly,’’ the 43-year-old Dunedin native said during a recent Northwest Florida campaign swing. “I would much prefer if I had a government in Tallahassee that would defend our rights, stay out of our wallets, our bedrooms and our businesses. If that was the case, I’d have no reason to be governor.’’

But it’s not the case, said Wyllie, who currently is polling at 9 percent in Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial race, behind current Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican turned Democrat, who has not yet announced plans to run.

Wyllie, who is president of an information technology consulting firm, said he wants to restore economic and civil liberty in Florida and that current leaders have abandoned Constitutional principles.