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Tom Hoefling
Personal details
Born (1960-12-20) December 20, 1960 (age 57)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party America's (Before 2013, 2016-)
Republican (2013–2016)

Thomas Conrad Hoefling (born December 20, 1960) is an American activist and politician. He is the founder and national chairman of America's Party[1] and was the party's 2012 and 2016 presidential nominee.[2][3] Hoefling has served as political director for Alan Keyes' political group America's Revival,[4] and as a representative for the American Conservative Coalition.[5]


In August 2012, the ballot-qualified American Independent Party nominated Hoefling for President.[6]

Hoefling was on the ballot in California, Colorado, and Florida. He was also filed as a qualified write-in candidate in Alaska,[7] Connecticut,[8] Delaware, Illinois, Indiana,[9] Kentucky, Michigan, Montana,[10] Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. Hoefling received 40,624 votes in the general election, or 0.03%, coming in 8th place nationally out of 27 candidates who were on the ballot in at least one state.[11]

In December 2013, Hoefling announced his bid for the Republican nomination for Governor of Iowa in the 2014 election.[12] He lost the nomination to incumbent Republican Governor Terry Branstad.

He is married to Siena Stone Hoefling, and has nine children; Matthew, Katherine, Timothy, Elijah, Sebastian, Samuel, Grace, Caleb, and Jacob.[13]


  1. ^ Schmit, Ian (October 7, 2009). "America's Independent Party holds caucus meeting". Fort Dodge Messenger. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Alan Keyes' Party Qualifies for Florida Ballot". Ballot Access News. February 29, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tom Hoefling is the America's Party Presidential Nominee". Independent Political Report. March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Obama Naysayers Speak Out". CBS News. June 26, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Warbis, Mark (May 14, 2000). "Flap continues over controversial voter guide". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ Winger, Richard. "Ballot Access News  » Blog Archive  » American Independent Party Picks Tom Hoefling for President". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012 General Official Candidate List : November 6, 2012 General Election Candidate List". Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "November 6, 2012 General Election" (PDF). Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "2012 General Election Official Declared Presidential Write-In Candidates : Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch" (PDF). Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "US Presidential Election Results". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Morris, Chuck (December 3, 2013) "Northwest Iowa man challenges Branstad in GOP Race", Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  13. ^ "Tom Hoefling – Biography". Retrieved March 17, 2016. 

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Preceded by
Alan Keyes
America's Party nominee for President of the United States
2012, 2016
Most recent
Preceded by
Alan Keyes
American Independent Party nominee for President of the United States
Succeeded by
Donald Trump
Preceded by
Diane Templin
American Party nominee for President of the United States
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