A former University of Minnesota student is running to become the next president of the United States, according to the Minnesota Daily.
Dean Morstad, 37, will be on the ballot in Minnesota this November, running against president Obama and Romney. Morstad is running as an independent, according to the Minnesota Daily.
"A party isn't an organization that represents me," Morstad said to the Minnesota Daily.
Morstad currently works as a project manager at Capella University in Minneapoils, according to the Minnesota Daily. He runs his own campaign, with the help of his 11-year-old neighbor Alexis Drew and high school classmate Joshua Franke-Hyland.
Morstad's platform would include minimizing the size of the government and allowing individual voices to be heard in politics, according to the Minnesota Daily.
"Let's get more Americans talking in the national realm at an individual level instead of our voices be diluted into these parties that don't really represent us," he said to the Minnesota Daily.
Morstad said he knows he is not going to win the election but he hopes to inspire others to get involved and get their voices heard, according to the Minnesota Daily.