Keli Carender is a local math instructor and improvisational comedian. Her involvement in politics had ebbed in recent years, only to be reignited during the 2008 election season. She was quickly elected Political Director of the King County Young Republicans as well as Chairman of the Washington Young Republican Federation. Though a Republican in name, she is far more concerned with principles and ideals than maintaining a tie to any label or person. She is interested in economics, history, and education, and is particularly intrigued by the intersection of the three fields. She firmly believes in the absolute necessity of personal responsibility, individual liberty, and economic freedom for all.
Keli is the founder and co-chair of the Seattle-area activist coalition, The Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty, and is the author of the blog Redistributing Knowledge. She has lived and worked in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and received a graduate diploma in Education at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Keli is inspired by the ideas espoused by a variety of thinkers and philosophers including, but not limited to, Thomas Sowell, Thomas Jefferson, Ayn Rand, William F. Buckley, Milton Friedman, and David Horowitz.