Constitution Party Nomination

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The Constitution Party held its 2012 National Nominating Convention at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, TN from April 18-21, 2012. (+Delegates nominated former Congressman Virgil Goode of Rocky Mount, VA for president and Jim Clymer of Millersville, PA, the outgoing chairman of the party, as his running mate.

Results for president: 203 for Virgil Goode, 128 for Darrell Castle, 58 for Robby Wells, 15 for Susan Ducey, and 6 for Laurie Roth and 1 person abstained.  Goode asked the outgoing chairman Jim Clymer to be his running mate, and the vote by the delegates was unanimous.

- Virgil Goode acceptance speech

Former Rep. Virgil Goode, Jr. of Rocky Mount, VA - Attorney and former congressman.  Member of the Constitution Party's Executive Committee (appointed Nov. 2010).  Elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1996; changed to Independent (Jan. 2000) and to Republican (Aug. 2002); narrowly defeated in 2008 re-election bid by Tom Periello (D).  Candidate for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 1982 and 1994.  Virginia state senator, 1973-97.  Attorney in private practice.  Virginia Army National Guard, 1969-75.  J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA, 1973; B.A., University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 1969.  Born Oct. 17, 1946 in Richmond, VA. 
Virgil Goode for President Committee  |  facebook

Jim Clymer of Millersville, PA - Has practiced law since 1978; is a senior member and manager of a six attorney general practice law firm in Lancaster.  National chairman of the Constitution Party from Sept. 1999 to April 2012.  Constitution Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2004, gaining almost 4-percent of the vote.  Candidate for lieutenant governor in 1994 and 1998.  1992 Libertarian candidate for auditor general.  J.D. from Washburn University School of Law (Topeka, KS), 1978; B.S. in history from Millersville University, 1972.  Born May 4, 1948.

also received votes

Darrell Castle of Memphis, TN - Vice chairman of the Constitution Party and the Constitution Party's 2008 vice presidential nominee.  Attorney with over 25 years of legal experience.  J.D. from Memphis State University Law School, 1979.  Served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  B.S. degrees in history and political science from East Tennessee State University (ETSU), 1970.  Born 1948 in Kingsport, TN.
Constitution Party of Tennessee-blog  |  Law Office: Darrell Castle & Associates
Note: Castle's candidacy was a very late effort, reportedly because some delegates asked him to run.

Robby Wells
of Concord, NC - Former football coach, including at Savannah State University, and coaching positions at Benedict College, South Carolina state University and the University of South Carolina.  Joined the Army National Guard in 2006.  Master's degree in adult education from University of South Carolina, 2000.  Bachelor's degree in health and exercise science from Furman University, 1990. 
People for Robby Wells

Susan Ducey of Sedgwick County, KS - Registered nurse.  Sign language interpreter.  Associate degree from Highline Community College.  Washington native. 
Ducey for President

Laurie Roth
of Spokane, WA - Hosts a national radio talk show.  Singer/songwriter.  Hosted and co-produced the  PBS Show "CD Highway."  Ph.D. in counseling.
Laurie Roth 2012


Bill Tucker - Served 42 years in the military starting as an enlisted man in the U.S. Air Force in 1960 and retiring as a Navy Commander in 2002.  Also a retired business executive and entrepreneur; Tucker owned a software company and a magazine publishing company.  B.S. in journalism from University of Wisconsin.  Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI.
Bill Tucker for President

John Mealer of Lakeside, AZ - Non-accredited engineer.  Born March 17, 1966 in Mesa, AZ. 
Mealer 2012

formerly mentioned as possible candidates

Former Sheriff Richard Mack
of Safford, AZ - Public speaker.  Elected sheriff in Graham County, AZ in 1988 and served two terms to 1997.  Served almost eleven years with the Provo Police Department, starting as a parking enforcement cadet while attending BYU and serving as corporal, sergeant and detective.  Graduate of BYU.
Sheriff  running for Congress

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore - After exploring a run for the Republican presidential nomination, Moore launched a campaign to reclaim his old job.