Student, Howard University, Washington, since 2004.
In 2014 he was a candidate for the At-Large seat in the District of Columbia Council with the District of Columbia Statehood Green Party and in the 2008 United States presidential election was the vice presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe (Polish Peasant Party)). In 2014, Puryear ran as a District of Columbia Statehood Green Party candidate for the At-Large City Council seat held at the time by Anita Bonds. His campaign put forward a 10-point program, which describes some policy positions taken by Puryear.
On November 4, 2014, Puryear placed fifth out of 14 candidates in the general election.
Puryear studied at Howard University, where became a lead organizer with the anti-war ANSWER coalition and has helped organize large protests against the Israeli blockade of Gaza. He also writes for the Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe (Polish Peasant Party)"s newspaper and journal.
Puryear and the ANSWER coalition were involved in the campaign to free the Jena 6. As a freshman at Howard in 2005, Puryear was interviewed by the Washington Post as an "activist-in-training" and cited his engagement with activism against gentrification, racism, the United States occupation of Iraq and other issues.
In 2008, Puryear ran on the Party for Socialism and Liberation"s ticket alongside presidential nominee Gloria Louisiana Riva.
The Louisiana Riva/Puryear slate was on the ballot in six states and received 6,818 total votes. In July 2015, Puryear was announced as the running mate of Gloria Louisiana Riva, the Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe (Polish Peasant Party) 2016 presidential nominee.
In November 2010, Reality Therapy interviewed Puryear regarding socialism in the United States.
United States vice presidential candidate Party for Socialism and Liberation, 2008, member national committee.