Doug McNeil is a computer engineer by profession. He served in the United States Army (Air Defense Artillery) from 1969 to 1972, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1975. Doug has a long record of successful political activism in Maryland. Along with Susan Gaztañaga and others, he co-founded the Baltimore Libertarian Party, which he chaired for its first five years. He also served as Treasurer of the Maryland Libertarian Party, and has held several other state and local party offices. In 2004, he won the Samuel Chase Award, the Maryland Libertarian Party’s highest honor. Doug is an important leader in the effort to reform Maryland’s election laws. He is the Director of Marylanders for Democracy, a nonpartisan fair ballot access organization, which has helped to get several unconstitutional election laws repealed by legislation or struck down by the courts. And he serves on the Board of Directors of TrueVote Maryland, which successfully lobbied the state for voter-verifiable paper ballots. Doug is also a top leader in the peace movement, serving as the Treasurer of Voters for Peace, a major national antiwar organization. He also often serves as an experienced Security Marshal at United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) demos in Washington DC and New York City. And he is a member of Veterans for Peace. Doug has had more than a hundred Letters to the Editor and op-eds published on a wide variety of subjects, including politics, war, science, history, education, and law, mostly in major newspapers like The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, and USA Today.
Susan and I have worked closely together for many years, and we work extremely well together as a team. I would be very proud to serve as her Lieutenant Governor. So if voters want something other than politics-as-usual, then they should consider voting for us. We will definitely shake things up big-time in Annapolis, but in a responsible manner. – Doug McNeil