About the Committee

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee was formed in August of 2013 by John Philip Sousa, IV, and Vernon Robinson to draft Dr. Benjamin Carson to run for the Republican nomination for President in 2016.

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John Philip Sousa, IV, Chairman

John Philip Sousa, IV is the only living direct descendant of John Philip Sousa. He served in the Air Force for four years and currently serves as honorary chairman and board member of the Enduring Freedom, Killed in Action Fund. John Philip Sousa, IV is passionate about helping stopping the misdirection the country is taking. He is committed to doing what he can to ensure that the republic thrives.










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Vernon Robinson, Campaign Director

Vernon Robinson is a former US Air Force Officer and City Councilman who lives in Winston-Salem, NC. The son of a Tuskegee airman, V. L. Robinson, Jr., Vernon graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1977. He served as a Missile Combat Crew Commander in the 351st Strategic Missile Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri before going on to earn an MBA from the University of Missouri while on active duty. He also served the Bush 41 administration as US Education Department political appointee.

Tina Goff, Midwest Regional DirectorTina Goff is an experienced campaigner and project manager, who has worked on numerous campaigns throughout the Midwest. She served as volunteer coordinator and mid-central field director for the successful Governor Branstad 2010 campaign. She was central regional director of Iowa and volunteer coordinator for Friends for Fred Thompson Inc., organizational director and Iowa director for Friends of Herman Cain, and central Iowa director for Rick Santorum for President. As Midwest regional political director, Goff is responsible for organizing volunteers and planning events for the Committee throughout the Midwest from her home base in Iowa.

Bill Saracinio, Communication and Western Regional Director
Bill Saracino is an experienced communications expert and political campaigner, who has worked on more than 75 legislative and congressional campaigns and directed more than $15 million in independent expenditure efforts. He is the owner of Saracino Consulting, a multi-purpose political consulting firm based in Los Angeles. He previously served as the chief operating officer of the Parents Television Council, political director of the Gun Owners of California and western states director of Steve Forbes for President. As the Draft Ben Carson Committee’s communications director and western regional political director, Saracino oversees volunteers and plans events for the Committee throughout the western United States from his home base in California.

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