, Vermont , United States
|| November 04, 1947
|Last Modifed||Thomas Walker|
May 27, 2004 03:47pm
|Info||Bio: I was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 11/4/47 but grew up in New York City and attended public, Quaker and advanced learning schools. I graduated from Suyvesant H.S.(semi-public school specializing in math and science in '64. I went to Washington College from '64 till '68 for a BA, majoring in political science and American history. In '61 I attended Fordham University studying international politics, etc. I am divorced and the father of 20 year old Jessica. |
ORGANIZATIONS & EXPERIENCE: In 1961-62, I was a member of Young Americans for Freedom. In 1962 I worked for Wm. F. Buckley Jr's. NYC Mayoral campaign. In 1964 I was a campaign worker for Barry Goldwater's Presidential bid. I've been the Vt. state rep for NORML(National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws) from '94 till present. I am the Vt. state rep for FEAR(Forfeiture Endangers American Rights). I'm the former Vt. rep for FAMM(Families Against Mandatory Minimums). I am a member of the Marijuana Policy Project since their inception. I am the founder/chair of the Vermont Grassroots Party(VGP)- which received enough votes in only our 2nd election in '96 and again in '98 to become the only other major political party in Vt. besides the big 2. In '94 and again in '96 I was the Gubernatorial candidate(with a 70% increase in votes the 2nd time around). In '98 I ran for Secretary of State, receiving 4 times as many votes as my first election.
WORK EXPERIENCE: My work experiences have been varied. I've been self- employed for most of my life save for when I introduced Snapple beverages to Vt. in 1982-83. I have been the owner/manager of innumerable small businesses ranging from boutiques, import gift shops selling clothing, jewelry, wood stoves, imported rugs, health foods, candles, sandals, etc.. I ran a mail order business selling over 1,500 items. Wholesale businesses I created sold American Indian turquoise and silver jewelry and scrimshaw ivory, as well as selling plastic netting. I worked for Advanced Independent Research Labs creating and selling plasma light sculptures, including one to the Grateful Dead in 1985. Most all my businesses were in sales and that experience of speaking with lots of different people trying to sell them a product has been helpful in selling political and social ideas. I've been doing education of the populace through the Grassroots Part I created 8 years ago, about topics as diverse as the gold-fringed flag issue to how the Federal Reserve Corp. Banking system works, executive orders, and the evils of prohibition.
My business is to make Americans aware of grave constitutional issues that the major media and major candidates will not address. If you agree with me, contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 537 Waitsfield, Vermont 05673 email is email@example.com Thanks for reading!