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  Johnson, Gary
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<-  2012-01-01  
 
NameGary Johnson
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Born January 01, 1953
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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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Dec 20, 2011 07:00pm News Gary Johnson to drop out of GOP primary to run as Libertarian  Article RBH 
Dec 01, 2011 02:00pm News GOVERNOR GARY JOHNSON ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR GAY MARRIAGE  Article Silver Dime 
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 
Dec 06, 2010 09:25am Scandal Gov. Gary Johnson: I Smoked Marijuana from 2005 to 2008  Article Craverguy 

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RACES
  11/06/2012 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.99% (-50.08%)
  11/06/2012 GU US President Lost 1.12% (-71.26%)
  06/01/2012 US President - LBT Primary Won 37.45% (+16.11%)
  05/05/2012 US President - LBT Convention Won 70.42% (+44.87%)
  01/03/2012 US President - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-90.86%)
  01/03/2012 US President - R Primary Lost 0.02% (-52.01%)
  11/03/1998 NM Governor Won 54.53% (+9.06%)
  11/08/1994 NM Governor Won 49.81% (+9.89%)
  06/07/1994 NM Governor - R Primary Won 34.48% (+1.38%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WA Initiative 502 - Concerning Marijuana - Nov 06, 2012 YES Yes
ND - At-Large - Nov 06, 2012 LBT Eric Olson
UT Attorney General - Nov 06, 2012 LBT W. Andrew McCullough
CO Amendment 64 - Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act - Nov 06, 2012 YES Yes
NM US Senate - Nov 06, 2012 CST Jon Ross Barrie
OK - District 04 - Nov 06, 2012 D R. J. Harris
MS - District 01 - Nov 06, 2012 LBT Danny Bedwell
PA State House 085 - Nov 06, 2012 LBT Erik Viker
DE US Senate - Nov 06, 2012 G Andrew Richard Groff
OH State House 03 - Nov 06, 2012 LBT Nathan Eberly
OH State House 52 - Nov 06, 2012 LBT Robert C. Coogan
ME US Senate - Nov 06, 2012 Lty Andrew Ian Dodge
US Vice President - LBT Convention - May 05, 2012 LBT James P. "Jim" Gray
Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law - Nov 02, 2010 YES Yes
NM US President - R Primary - Jun 03, 2008 R Ron Paul
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Ron Paul
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 2000 R Steve Forbes
NM US President - Nov 06, 1984 LBT David Bergland
NM US President - Nov 07, 1972 D George S. McGovern