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NameGary Johnson
Address850 C Camino Chamisa
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, United States
Website [Link]
Born January 01, 1953 (63 years)
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Sep 20, 2016 06:47pm
Tags Caucasian - Danish - Norwegian - Russian - Libertarian - Moderate - Anti-Death Penalty - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Term Limits - Divorced - Lutheran - Straight -
InfoGary 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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Sep 19, 2016 07:00pm Interview Gary Johnson: I’d close Dept. of Homeland Security  Article IndyGeorgia 
Dec 20, 2011 07:00pm News Gary Johnson to drop out of GOP primary to run as Libertarian  Article RBH 
Oct 18, 2011 12:10pm General GOP presidential hopeful courts pagans  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 10, 2011 02:20pm Idiocy Gary Johnson debates Obama impersonator  Article RP 
Dec 10, 2010 08:00pm Statement Bonus Quote of the Day - "I was Chris Christie in New Mexico -- I just didn't receive the same publicity."  Article Scott³ 

Sat Oct 01 03:00:41 +0000 2016 - Please join me tomorrow for a rally in #Phoenix. Details- https://t.co/LMWWniItHf

Fri Sep 30 23:18:26 +0000 2016 - "Poll: Gary Johnson cuts into Trump’s Michigan coalition" https://t.co/N6JJeOtA19 via @detroitnews

Fri Sep 30 22:44:01 +0000 2016 - RT @Ingrid_Jacques: We aren't the only major newspaper to endorse @govgaryjohnson --> Chicago Tribune endorses Libertarian https://t.co/Xlr…

Fri Sep 30 20:57:58 +0000 2016 - "@JoeBiden trolls Gary Johnson". Well...the VP does know a bit about gaffes. https://t.co/beDAhAfsu3

Fri Sep 30 19:02:08 +0000 2016 - From @wlsam890: "Chicago Tribune endorses Gary Johnson for President" https://t.co/bOoi1x3BUD

Fri Sep 30 19:01:36 +0000 2016 - Please join me tomorrow in #Phoenix. Details- https://t.co/IZCgDwQhls

Fri Sep 30 16:21:29 +0000 2016 - RT @NolanFinleyDN: Chicago Tribune joins The Detroit News in endorsing Libertarian Gary Johnson for president: https://t.co/NCTyO6PJ5T

Fri Sep 30 15:47:19 +0000 2016 - RT @Trib_ed_board: Today we endorse Gary Johnson, Libertarian, a principled option for president https://t.co/ZQrs9dsDBH https://t.co/EI9La…

Fri Sep 30 13:54:41 +0000 2016 - .@chicagotribune endorses...Gary Johnson. https://t.co/kDvHabxM6V

Thu Sep 29 18:21:57 +0000 2016 - It's been almost 24 hours...and I still can't come up with a foreign leader I look up to.

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