Candidates for President in Election 2005
Name: Milton Nathaniel Barnes
Date of Birth: Milton Nathaniel Barnes was born on April 6, 1954; the second of four children of Roland T. and Eudora N. Barnes, in Monrovia, Liberia.
Education: His early education was acquired at parochial schools. He graduated from the College of West Africa (high school) in 1972. He attended the University of Liberia for one semester and worked at a bank for a year, before eventually going to the United States for college. Nat entered Rider University (then Rider College) in Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 1975 where in majored in Finance. Upon acquiring a B.Sc. degree from Rider in 1978, Nat matriculated to Pace University in New York City where he obtained an MBA with concentration in Finance and Banking in 1979.
Previous Positions: In September of 1999, Nat was appointed to the position of Minister of Finance, Republic of Liberia. In July of 2002, Nat was terminated from the position of Minister of Finance.
Beginnings: Nat spent his formative years in Harper, Maryland County and Monrovia, Liberia. He began his professional career with The Insurance Company of Africa in Monrovia. He was trained in management and insurance operations at in Des Moines, Iowa, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He returned to Liberia in December 1979 and managed the underwriting function of the property and casualty division of the company. Nat Barnes has worked for Northern Telecom, Inc. (now NORTEL) and he has ran a successful telecommunications consulting firm whose clients included North American Wireless Inc., (a joint venture of AT&T and Cable & Wireless) and Montgomery County, State of Maryland.
In April 1998 he returned to Liberia where he started as a technician at the Ministry of Finance. In March 1999 Nat was appointed to the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASCORP) as Director General.
Charities: Jesus Christ Children's Ministry of White Plains, an orphanage home and school in a rural community, - provides monthly food, medicine and supplies as well as quarterly stipends for the staff. With the assistance of overseas friends, the Barnes have embarked upon a reconstruction and renovation project to provide the children with better facilities.
A women's home economics school project on the outskirts of Monrovia which is designed to economically empower poor women who have few marketable skills. The International Professional Career Training Center of the Pipeline Community in Paynesville offers training in tailoring, pastry-making, hairdressing, and tie-dying. Instrumental in adding a literacy and small business management component to the training program.
Fundamental goal: To make a positive impact on the lives of Liberian people.
Religion: Nat and Dawn Barnes are practicing Christians
Current Position: Since his position at the Ministry of Finance, Nat Barnes has dedicated himself full-time to several commercial and charitable projects.
For more information on Nat Barnes, visit Nat Barnes Website at www.natbarnesforliberia.net
Political Party: Liberia Unification Party (LUP) - Charles Brumskine resigned as the standard-bearer of the Liberia Unification Party LUP).
Update: Brumskine resigned LUP because the party was embroiled in an internal wrangle that was centered around him and had caused a split within the party. He announced his resignation on October 18th, 2004 in the city of Gbarnga, Bong County Liberia. Brumskine said he made the decision against the backdrop that the National Elections Commission (NEC) announced that they will not allow any party embroiled in confusion, to participate in the upcoming elections. This development raises the questions as to whether Brumskine will form an alliance with another political party, or go as an independent candidate.
Date of Birth: Brumskine was born on April 27, 1951.
Education: Cllr. Brumskine received an LL.M (Corporate & Commercial Law) from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (1982); an LL.B from the University of Liberia, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law (1981); and, a B.A. (Economics) from the University of Liberia, School of Business & Public Administration (1973). He is admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions: Washington, District of Columbia (2000); the State of New York (1992); and, Republic of Liberia (1981)
Previous Positions: President Pro Tempore of the Senate - Government of Liberia (Jul. 1997 - Aug. 1999).
Comments: Brumskine was an early associate of President Charles Taylor the National Patriotic Front. He fled Liberia in 1998 after breaking away from the regime of President Charles Taylor.
For more information on Charles Brumskine, visit his website at http://www.charlesbrumskine.org
Name: Marcus Dahn
Political Party: United Peoples Party (UPP)
Date of Birth:
Education: Dahn received his masters and doctoral degrees from Ohio University. Ph.D. (1995)
Current Position: Deputy Minister of Education for Administration in Bryant's Interim Government.
Previous Position: was Evaluation Coordinator for Children Regional Council of Governments in Athens, Ohio. Was a Senior Administrative Officer and Consultant-project Advisor for the USAID in Lesotho.
Name: T. Q. Harris
Political Party: Contemporees United Patriotic & Strong (UPS)
Patrick's High School in Monrovia, Omaga Management Training Program,
He studied at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Syracuse University.
T. Q Harris believes that "Education is the systematic acquisition
of usable knowledge and skill, not necessarily the possession of credentials."
Previous Position: TQ held engineering and management positions at Magnavox, General Electric
For more information on T. Q. Harris, visit his website at http://www.republicofliberia.com
Date of Birth: December 26, 1951
Profession: Lawyer with 24 years experience in active practice
High School: Lott Carey Baptist Mission School, 1973, BBA: University
of Liberia, 1977
Previous Positions: Former State Prosecutor in the Samuel K. Doe's regime, Former Acting Dean Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, Former Legal Advisor to The University of Liberia, Former Vice President Liberian National Bar Association, Former Law Clerk to Chief Justice Emmanuel Gbalazeh and Associate Justice Roland Barnes, etc.
Current Position: President Liberian National Bar Association, Assistant Professor of Law, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, Member of Various Boards, Managing Partner Jones & Associates Legal Consultants, Human Rights Advocate, One of the five original trial lawyers of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Liberia, Editor-in-Chief Liberian Criminal Justice Review Journal
Religious Affiliations: Member Barnersville Lutheran Church, Former Parish Counsel Chair Person Barnersville Lutheran Church, Senior Evangelist Barnersville Lutheran Church.
Political Affiliation: Not a member of any political party but tipped by the (G-9) coalition of eighteen registered political parties to be petitioned to run as President of Liberia in the upcoming Presidential and General Elections.
For more information on Marcus Roland Jones, visit his website at http://www.tlcafrica.com/Jones_for_president.htm
Name: George Klay Kieh
Political Party: New Deal Movement
Date of Birth: born on March 2, 1956, in Harbel, Firestone.
Education: Kieh received his BA in political science from the University of Liberia and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University, Evanston. His research interests are in the areas of conflict and peace studies, security studies, American foreign policy, international organizations, democratization, civil society and the military in Africa. He has authored numerous books and articles in scholarly journals on these subjects.
Current Position: Professor of political science and international studies, and director of the Conflict and Development Studies Project at Morehouse College.
Previous Positions: Former professor of political science, director of the International Studies Program and Teacher of the Year in 1992 at Illinois Wesleyan
party states that it is committed to social democracy as the means to
deal with Liberias underdevelopment. Based on its ideological orientation,
the New Deal Movement has developed twelve principles as its guidepost.
Among them are the commitment to comprehensive national development, gender
equality, pan-Africanism and sub-regional, regional and global cooperation.
Name: Mr. Harry Fumba Moniba
Political Party: Liberia National Union (LINU)
Date of Birth: 1937
Previous Position: Former vice president of Liberia in the Samuel Doe administration from January 6 1986 to September 1990. Former Liberian Ambassador to Court of St. James in London (1981)
Name: Councilor Rudolph Sherman
Political Party: True Whig Party (TWP)
Date of Birth:
Date of Birth: February 16, 1953, Robertsport Cape Mount County
Education: St. John's Episcopal High School, 1971. Cuttington University College, 1975. Bachelors of Law, University of Liberia, 1979. Master of Law, Harvard University School of Law, 1982. Doctor of Law, Honorary, Cuttington University College 2004.
Current Position: A Special Envoy and Counsel to Honorable Gyude Bryant, Chairman, Liberian National Transitional government.
For more information on Varney Sherman, visit his website at http://www.varneyshermanforpresident.org
Name: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Political Party: Unity Party (UP)
Date of Birth:1939
Education: Masters in Public Administrations, Harvard University.
Current Position:Chair - Commission on Good Governance (Liberia)
Positions: Director - UN Development Programme Regional Bureau for
Africa (1992 - 1997). Presidential Candidate in Liberia's 1997 Elections.
Vice President and member of the Executive Board - Equator Bank, Washington
(1986 - 1992). Vice President Africa Regional Office - Citibank, Nairobi
(1982 - 1985). Minister of Finance - Government of Liberia. Secretary
of State of Finance - Government of Liberia (1972 - 1973). Founding member
- International Institute for Women in Political Leadership. Member of
the Advisory Board - Modern Africa Growth and Investment Company. Member
of the Finance Committee - Modern Africa Fund Managers. President - Kormah
Development and Investment Corporation. President - Liberian Bank for
Development and Investment. Senior Loan Officer - World Bank. Vice President
For more information on Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, visit her website at http://www.liberia-unity-party.org
Name: Dr. Togbah Nah Tipoteh
Political Party: Liberian People's Party (LPP),
Date of Birth: born in Monrovia in 1941 to Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Togba Roberts of Grand Kru County
Education: the College of West Africa (high school) and at the Universities of Liberia, Ohio (bachelor's degree) and California (master's degree). In 1969, he earned a doctorate degree in economics while studying as a Harvard University/United Nations Special Fund Fellow in Economic Development at the University of Nebraska.
Current Position: Businessman, and serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kukatornon Reconstruction Corporation
Previous Positions: served as a Budget Advisor to President William R. Tolbert, served as Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs under Samuel K. Doe Administration. Was a former Associate Professor of Economics, former Chairman of the Economics Department, and former Director of the Management Research Institute at the University of Liberia.
Name: Scott Gblorzuo Toweh
Political Party: Unity Party ( UP)
Date of Birth:
Education: Master of Art degree, Agriculture, North Carolina State University (1972), Bachelor of Science degree, Agriculture, North Carolina A & T State University (1970). Associate degree, Agriculture Mechanic , Ort Nathaniel, Israel ( 1966), Diploma, Booker T. Institute, Kakata, Liberia (1960), Extensive Training in Public administration, Leadership, and Management.
Previous Positions: Minister of Agriculture (1985-1990), Minister of Post and Telecommunications (1983-1985), Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunications (1980-1983), Deputy Minister of Local Government (1977-1980), Assistant Minister - Ministry of Local Government (1975-1977), Director of Cooperatives - Ministry of Agriculture (1972-1975), Vocational Agric. Teacher, Tappita, Nimba County (1962 -1964), Former member of the Executive Council of Universal Postal Union., Elected to represent the 16 West African Countries on the Executive Council of FAO, Chaired dozens of Boards and Presidential Commissions among others.
more information, contact Liberians United To Elect Scott Gblorzuo Toweh
President 2005 at: www.scottblorzuotoweh.org
Name: Shad Tubman
Date of Birth:
Current Position: He and his wife, Wokie, operate a Christian ministry in the Harlem area of New York City.
Previous Positions: Senator in Liberia until 1980 coup
Name: Cllr. Winston Tubman,
Date of Birth:
Education: He obtained his graduate degrees from the London School of Economics, Cambridge University and Harvard Law School.
Current Position: United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative, and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS).
Previous Positions: Senior Advisor to the Force Commander of the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM). Prior to that he was assigned to the United Nations Peace Office in Zagreb, Croatia, and the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Eastern Slavonia (UNTAES).
Date of Birth: Born in the Village of Gbaomu, Bong County, Liberia, August 16, 1949.
Education: Bachelor of Science from the University of Liberia. Master of Science (Cum Laude) in Elementary and Middle School Education. Master of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Secondary Education Administration and Planning, both from Morgan State University. Doctor of Philosophy in Education Policy, Planning and Administration at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Political Party: Unificaton Party (LUP) and founder of the Woah-Tee Progressive Movement.
for the future: . Rid Liberia of the corruption and
To address critical issues of health care, housing, sanitation, power
information on Dr. Woah-Tee, visit Friends of Woah-Tee for Liberia web
site at http://www.friendsofwoahteeforliberia.org
Name: Hananiah Zoe
Date of Birth: August 31, 1961
Education: Bachelor of Science degree, with double majors in theology and inter-cultural studies, from William Jessup University, formerly, San Jose Christian College, in California. Graduate studies - Hope International University in Anaheim, California, USA, in Christian Leadership.
Current Position: Reverend
Previous Position: He has established and directed extensive relief/development, and religious works in Liberia and many other West African nations especially during the 1990s and up to present.
Party Strategy: "To Reconcile, Unite, Lead, and Develop this great Nation with moral integrity, ultimate loyalty, and total inclusion in order to make the Great Liberian Dream possible for all Liberians."
For more information on Hananiah Zoe, visit his website at http://www.hananiahzoe.com
Name: Dr. Edwin G.K. Zoedua
Political Party: National Freedom Party of Liberia (NFPL)
Date of Birth:
Current Position: Executive Director of the Liberian Social Justice Foundation, Inc., President & CEO of Dee Security Services, Inc., and DSS Employment Screening Services, Inc.
For information go to http://www.nfpofliberia.net