National Leadership

I am Don Johnson

National Chair

Donald M. Johnson Biography Born: 06/05/1945, Concord, MA I lived around New England and eventually graduated Concord Carlisle HS in 1964. I had joined the Naval Reserve in 1962. So attempted college after graduating. A most incredible failure. So I went on active duty. I was sent to Fleet Sonar School, Key West NS, FL. I progressed from A School to B School, finally graduating from C School in June of 1966. I re-enlisted into the regular Navy and was assigned to Sea Duty on the USS Ault, DD698 for the next 5 years. The ship served in the Tonkin Gulf providing escort and coastal gunfire support for the Southeast Asian US Naval Fleet. We served several coastal mission and took hostile fire at least 4 times. In 1971 my enlistment expired and I left the Navy as an E-5. I enlisted immediately in the US Air Force and completed 22yrs and 2 months service and retired in July of 1985. From there I performed System Engineering and Program Management for a Contract Support company for 5 yrs. In 1990, I graduated Franklin Pierce College with a Cum Laude Bachelors degree in Business Management. My company laid me off when the industry was reduced, so I did some Contractor Support freelance work writing proposals for bid. Engineering system support was for communications and security systems. Program support included managing 2 MilSpec technical manual programs. From 1991 to 2010 I drove commercial semis with a CDL-A license. I logged approximate 1.7 million miles, accident free 1 year nationwide then the rest all over New England and New York. I got married in 1968 after returning from Vietnam and we had 2 children. 1st - daughter, Aug. 29, 1971; 2nd - son Jan. 24, 1976. Now son is married and has a son and daughter. My first wife passed away from a stroke in Jun. of 2011. I have since remarried in 2013 to my dear Pat. We drive for Enterprise part time 3 days a week. My family goes back as all of our families do for centuries. My parent's family's have been researched and the result is a direct connection a number of significant contributors to our founders and the documents they gave us. All that precedes is to convey the depth of my commitment to this country. I have watched the decline of both parties and their lack of focus on what is best for the country to where we are today. Clinton's personal foibles drove me to run for the New Hampshire state Senate in the 1996. I lost, but during that time I wrote a multi media presentation titled "Citizenship For Better America". Now consider my surprise, and delight when in December of 2013 someone suggested a new party. I joined the fray with deep interest and delight and was privileged to provide some level of input. My reason was simple: I belive, as my family has for generations, in this country and what it stands for. Maybe we have strayed, or lost our collective sense of direction, but our cornerstone of founding documents are firmly grounded and well entrenched. The rapid growth of this party - faster than any previous party ever - indicates 2 things to me. 1. The tremendous dedication and effort of the founders and the party leaders at all levels. 2. The incredibly rapid growth due to the same love of country of our fellow countrymen. If I can, in some way, contribute further to the country by serving the party then I will gladly, humbly, and proudly give it my best shot.

I am Paul Mades

National Vice Chair

Raised in Beaumont and Houston Texas, parents divorced at the age of six. Got in plenty of trouble growing up, but nothing too serious, kicked out of school in the 9th grade was the worst. Worked construction jobs in Houston for the next 2 1/2 years, mainly as a frame carpenter. Joined the U.S. Army in 1982 three months prior to my 18th birthday after having to obtain a GED, having tested at a college freshman level. Spent 20 years on active duty in various radio communications capacities, mainly stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and in Germany, but having deployed to several other global locations. Retired from active duty in early 2002 from USAJFKSWCS at Ft. Bragg. Moved immediately to San Antonio and after a short time and had a difficult time adjusting to civilian life and work. The war in Iraq broke out in 2003 and was offered a contract job there, which began a series of jobs in both Iraq and Afghanistan spanning nearly a decade. Currently living in Thailand, trying my best to help save the country of my birth, that I still love dearly, from itself, from afar.

I am Dennis Huard

National Treasurer

I am Scott Marbut

National Secretary

Scott was born in Missoula, Montana in 1965. Scott graduated from Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana in 1985. Scott joined the military in Butte, Montana in 1984 on the delayed entry program. Scott's first unit was US Army Reserves, as a Water Purification Specialist in Kalispell, Montana. Scott attended University of Montana 1985-1986. Scott joined the active duty Army in 1986. Scott is currently working on my Masters in Education and he hopes to be a school teacher one day. Scott is a 5th generation Montanan, and has traveled around the state prior to joining the military. Scott's Grandfather was a Montana State Senator and ran for Montana Lieutenant Governor in 1968. Scott's Father has worked in the Montana Legislature for nearly 20 years. Scott just retired from the US Army in 2011 after 26 years. Scott's last 20 year's in the Army were in Special Forces (Green Beret's). Scott is an OEF, and OIF Veteran and has spent 36 months in combat. Scott is married and has 4 children. Scott's step-daughter living in Bozeman, Montana and a Graduate of Montana State University. Scott's oldest son is in the US Navy. Scott has two grandsons with one on the way in 2016. Scott has two sons from his second marriage. Scott is passionate about preserving States Rights over Federal intervention. Scott's Grandfather stated that your rights end when your fist touches the end of his nose. Meaning that in our big State we should be free to do as much as possible, and not have to follow big city rules, and laws only define when two different rights conflict. Your liberty is to do what you will until it impacts another citizen. Our country's liberties have eroded, and the US Military has taken the brunt of the attacks. Scott wants to preserve freedom so his children and his grandchildren can enjoy Montana, the way he did as a child. The preservation of personal liberty is best preserved at the most local government, as this gives the voter easy access to responsible government.

I am George Westrup

Chief Technology Officer

I am Beverly Baker

National Executive Admin

I have been married for 33 years to the same loving man. I have 2 grown children and 3 beautiful Grandchildren. It is for my Grandchildren and their children that I devote the majority of my time to the Veterans Party of America. We must save our Great Country for future generations. I do not ever want my grandchildren to ask me: Grammy, what was it like to have Freedom? We must make the changes now before it is too late for our country to be saved. The two party system has become one party. They NO LONGER represent WE THE PEOPLE. It is time for a new party to be part of our Government to restore the true checks and balances. To make sure WE THE PEOPLE are the interests of our Government. Big businesses, lobbyist nor foreign government should be catered to before the AMERICAN PEOPLE. My parents raised me to love my country and respect my Government. But when my Government stops respecting me and stops representing me, it is time for a change. We elect THEM the REPRESENT US, NOT EVERYONE ELSE BUT US.

Don Johnson

Don Johnson

National Chair

Don Johnson

National Chair

Paul Mades

Paul Mades

National Vice Chair

Paul Mades

National Vice Chair

Dennis Huard

Dennis Huard

National Treasurer

Dennis Huard

National Treasurer

Scott Marbut

Scott Marbut

National Secretary

Scott Marbut

National Secretary

George Westrup

George Westrup

Chief Technology Officer

George Westrup

Chief Technology Officer

Beverly Baker

Beverly Baker

National Executive Admin

Beverly Baker

National Executive Admin