The former governor of New Mexico stops by the Capitol City Thursday 11-18.
Gary Johnson served as governor for two terms starting in 1995.
Officials say he lowered the state budget by ten percent in his first six months in office by vetoing a number of bills.
Johnson has been speaking all over the country against government spending and has become a Tea Party favorite.
"We need to reduce government spending, federal government spending by 43 percent. If we're just going to balance revenues with expenditures, that means we have to make some really hard choices when it comes to Medicaid, medicare, social security and defense," says, Johnson.
Johnson says he is working as a political activist and could not say if he would run for president in 2010, but many around the country believes he might.