|Libertarian Party of Florida State Chairman|
May 17, 1970 |
|Political party||Libertarian Party|
Adrian Wyllie, born May 17, 1970, is a Libertarian candidate for Governor of Florida and the current Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida. Wyllie is also a host of a syndicated AM radio program that focuses on libertarian issues. Wyllie is known as a constitutional activist for challenges to the Real ID Act and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and as an investigative journalist.
Libertarian Party of Florida
Wyllie was elected as Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) in April 2011, after serving as media director for the 2010 campaign of Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Alexander Snitker. The Libertarian Party is the third-largest political party in the U.S. and in Florida. Under his leadership, the LPF has undertaken a more active role in media relations and activism.
Wyllie partnered with Alexander Snitker in 2010 to form the 1787 Network. Wyllie is co-host and producer of the network’s flagship program, Liberty Underground, currently airs on four AM and one FM radio stations, and can be heard in eight states. Liberty Underground is broadcast on WTAN 1340 AM in Tampa, Florida, on WDCF 1350 in Dade City, Florida, and on 50,000 watt KLRG 880 AM in Little Rock, Arkansas. The network’s website publishes articles, audio and video content by 12 writers and contributors.
In a series of investigate reports for the 1787 Network, Wyllie was the first to reveal that Florida law enforcement agencies are now using facial recognition scans taken at the time of driver’s license renewals as a source database for covert video surveillance. In a related investigation, he was the first to report that the Florida Senate had inserted a stealthily-worded amendment into a transportation bill that would authorize the introduction of biometric radio frequency identification chips into Florida drivers' licenses.
Wyllie also reported exclusively on alleged corruption surrounding the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as Florida Senator Charles S. Dean, Sr. and others in a series of articles surrounding the treatment of whistle blower Bob Burton. Burton, who recorded an allegedly incriminating telephone conversation with Dean's chief of staff, had his home raided raided and his alleged evidence seized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after attempting to release the recording and other evidence he had gathered. Burton was later arrested and charged with felony wiretapping.
Real ID activism
On May 17, 2011, Wyllie surrendered his driver’s license in protest of the Real ID act. He then attempted to be cited for violating the law by contacting all local law enforcement agencies to turn himself in. No agency would respond to his provocation.
Two months later, he berated the sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida on his radio program, which resulted in his receiving a citation hours later. According to the Libertarian Party of Florida's Facebook events page, he is currently awaiting trial in which he plans to argue that the Real ID Act as it relates to Florida drivers’ licensing is a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
On July 4, 2011, Wyllie sent a letter to all of Florida’s 67 sheriffs urging them to arrest Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents who violate the US and Florida Constitutions, as well as statutes regarding sexual battery as it applies to individual TSA employees during enhanced pat-down procedures.
When the sheriffs failed to respond to his letter, he and former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack organized a protest at the Florida Sheriffs Association annual convention in Daytona Beach on July 31, 2011. This prompted the sheriffs to respond with a joint statement contending that the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution prevented them from enforcing laws against federal authorities.
2014 Florida gubernatorial candidate
On October 26, 2012, Wyllie announced the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the Libertarian nomination for the 2014 Florida Governor's Race. On January 10, 2013, he formally declared his candidacy.
Wyllie, a third-generation native of Pinellas County, Florida, has been married since 1991 to Dawn Cieskiewicz Wyllie, and has two sons. He served in the U.S. Army and Florida National Guard, and is president of White Hat Info Tech Corporation.
- State Leadership
- Committee Tracking system - Florida Division of Elections - Department of State
- PolitiFact Florida | Libertarian Senate candidate claims he is ignored by mainstream media
- Red light camera protestors: "Ban the cam!" | wtsp.com
- Libertarian Party of Florida supports whistleblower Bob Burton - WCTV - YouTube
- 1787 Network Authors and Contributors : Liberty Underground
- Sheriff’s Dept. Confirms Real ID Drivers Licenses Now Part Of Facial Recognition System : Liberty Underground
- Senate Sneaks RFID Drivers License, Internet ID into Transportation Bill : Deadline Live With Jack Blood
- Judges Dropping Like Flies In Whistleblower Burton Case, Official Calls Case “Politically Motivated” : Liberty Underground
- Video: In Real ID Protest, Florida Libertarian Chairman Drives Without a License | Sunshine State News
- Genesis Communications Network GCN News Wyllie Goads Sheriff Coats Into Giving Him Legal Standing in Real ID Case «
- Adrian Wyllie on Real ID | Bay News 9
- Florida libertarians: TSA agents should be arrested - The Hill
- Protest held outside sheriffs convention - News
- Media Statement on Libertarian Party and TSA | Florida Sheriffs Association
- http://1787network.com/2012/10/wyllie-announces-possible-gubernatorial-run/5611 Wyllie Announces Possible Gubernatorial Run
- http://election.dos.state.fl.us/candidate/CanDetail.asp?account=60196 Florida Division of Elections
- Tampa Bay Computer Consultants - White Hat Info Tech