David Peter Bergland (born 1935, in California) received the United States Libertarian Party’s nomination for the 1984 presidential election.
Bergland and his running mate, Jim Lewis, received 228,111 (0.3%). He received the party’s vice-presidential nomination in the 1976 presidential election, sharing the ticket with Roger MacBride. The MacBride/Bergland ticket received 172,553 votes (0.2%). He served as the party’s national chair from 1977 to 1981 and from 1998 to 2000.
A resident of California and a lawyer, Bergland has run unsuccessfully for office several times, always as a Libertarian. In 1974, he ran as a write-in candidate for California Attorney General. In 1978, Bergland ran for the California state senate district 36, receiving 5.8% of the vote to finish third out of the three candidates on the ballot.
In 1980, Bergland ran for the United States Senate, finishing third of five with 202,410 votes (2.4%). He managed the 2000 Libertarian presidential campaign of Harry Browne. He is the author of the book Libertarianism in One Lesson (ISBN 0-9754326-4-8).
On January 20, 2006, Bergland endorsed the Free State Project. – Wikipedia
“Because I am a libertarian, my confident view is that the more free and open inquiry there is into these issues, the closer we will come to that state of affairs in which both you and I will be respected and appreciated as the unique and competent individuals we are.”