Will Hammer is an entrepreneur and libertarian activist. Hammer previously ran for US Congress in 2014 and for VA House of Delegates in 2015, in which he received 24% of the vote. Both elections resulted in historic results for a Libertarian candidate in Virginia. Because of this, Hammer was awarded the Patrick Henry Award by the Libertarian Party in 2016. This award recognizes someone who ran a very effective campaign for public office at the state or federal level and in-so-doing represented Libertarian ideas, principles, and values. Only four other candidates have received the award, including former VA Governor and US Senate candidate Robert Sarvis.