Sundwall, a 41-year-old IT consultant from Niverville, is the state Libertarian Party chairman. Though he has never held elected office, he did take a stab at the 20th in 2006, when he didn't have enough signatures to secure a spot on the ballot. His father served on the Kinderhook Town Board for eight years.
Sundwall also hosts the cable access political commentary program "Capital Outsider," and makes a digital splash through blogging and holding a YouTube presence.
He says he is strongly opposed to the federal recovery package and advocates for fiscal conservatism, suggesting such measures as a reduction in military spending (coupled with a withdrawal of troops from foreign lands), a repeal of the 18-cent federal gas tax and spending and tax cuts.