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   Gary Johnson

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Party

Libertarian

 

Home

, , Canoncito, NM USA

Website

Link

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/govgaryjohnson?fref=ts

Born

1/1/1953

Died

Alive

Database Record

Entered on 11/17/2003, Updated 10/20/2012

Biography

Gary Johnson is a Republican and serves as the Honorary Chairman of the Our America Initiative. He has been an outspoken advocate for efficient government, lower taxes, winning the war on drug abuse, protection of civil liberties, revitalization of the economy and promoting entrepreneurship and privatization. He was born on January 1, 1953 and attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque from 1971 to 1975, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While in college, Gary Johnson earned money as a door-to-door handyman. His success in this area prompted him to start his own construction business, Big J Enterprises, which was founded in 1976. Johnson grew the company into a multi-million dollar corporation that employed over 1000 people in 1994. When he sold Big J in 1999, no employee lost his job and the company remains very successful to this day. In 1994, Johnson was elected Governor of New Mexico despite having little experience in politics. He defeated the incumbent Democratic Governor Bruce King in the general election as well as a former Republican Governor in the primary election. In 1998, Johnson was re-elected as governor, defeating Democratic Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez by a 55% to 45% margin. As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson was known for his common-sense business approach to governing. He eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit, cut the rate of growth in state government in half and privatized half of the state prisons. Johnson also shifted state Medicaid to managed care (which led to better healthcare by creating a statewide healthcare network that previously did not exist and which saved money) and reduced state employees by over 1000, with no firings. During his term, New Mexico experienced the longest period without a tax increase in the state’s history. While in office, Governor Johnson vetoed 750 bills (which was more than all the combined vetoes of the other 49 Governors in the country at the time ) and thousands of line item vetoed bills. Gary Johnson was term limited and could not run for a third consecutive term as Governor in 2002. He currently lives in New Mexico and has remained very active, competing in numerous athletic competitions. He is an avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist who abstains from alcohol. In 2003, he climbed Mount Everest. Johnson was raised Lutheran and throughout his life has lived according to those Christian principles. Gary Johnson has two grown children.

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NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

12/20/2011

News

Gary Johnson to drop out of GOP primary to run as Libertarian

12/1/2011

News

GOVERNOR GARY JOHNSON ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR GAY MARRIAGE

10/18/2011

General

GOP presidential hopeful courts pagans

6/10/2011

Idiocy

Gary Johnson debates Obama impersonator

12/6/2010

Scandal

Gov. Gary Johnson: I Smoked Marijuana from 2005 to 2008

12/10/2010

Statement

Bonus Quote of the Day - "I was Chris Christie in New Mexico -- I just didn't receive the same publicity."

1/1/2001

Interview

America's Most Dangerous Politician

4/22/2004

News

Former N.M. Governor Continues Work on Drug Issue


EVENTS

DISCUSSION

ELECTIONS

11/8/2016

US President - Popular Vote

LBT

Lost 0.00%

11/6/2012

US President - Popular Vote

LBT

Lost 0.99%

11/6/2012

GU US President

LBT

Lost 1.12%

6/1/2012

US President - LBT Primary

LBT

Won 37.45%

5/5/2012

US President - LBT Convention

LBT

Won 70.42%

1/3/2012

US President - R Primary

R

Lost 0.02%

1/3/2012

US President - D Primary

D

Lost 0.00%

11/3/1998

NM Governor

R

Won 54.53%

11/8/1994

NM Governor

R

Won 49.81%

6/7/1994

NM Governor - R Primary

R

Won 34.48%


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CANDIDATE INFO LINKS

Our America - The Gary Johnson Initiative


ENDORSEMENTS

WA Initiative 502 - Concerning Marijuana

11/6/2012

Yes (YES)

UT Attorney General

11/6/2012

W. Andrew McCullough (LBT)

CO Amendment 64 - Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

11/6/2012

Yes (YES)

NM US Senate

11/6/2012

Jon Ross Barrie (IAP)

ME US Senate

11/6/2012

Andrew Ian Dodge (Lty)

ND - At-Large

11/6/2012

Eric Olson (LBT)

PA State House 085

11/6/2012

Erik Viker (LBT)

OK - District 04

11/6/2012

R. J. Harris (LBT)

DE US Senate

11/6/2012

Andrew Richard Groff (G)

OH State House 03

11/6/2012

Nathan Eberly (LBT)

OH State House 52

11/6/2012

Robert C. Coogan (LBT)

MS - District 01

11/6/2012

Danny Bedwell (LBT)

US Vice President - LBT Convention

5/5/2012

James P. "Jim" Gray (LBT)

Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law

11/2/2010

Yes (YES)

US President - R Primaries

6/3/2008

Ron Paul (R)

NM US President - R Primary

6/3/2008

Ron Paul (R)

US President - R Primaries

7/1/2000

Steve Forbes (R)

NM US President

11/6/1984

David Bergland (LBT)

NM US President

11/7/1972

George S. McGovern (D)


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