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  Gray, James P. "Jim"
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AffiliationLibertarian  
  2004-01-01  
 
NameJames P. "Jim" Gray
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Newport Beach, California , United States
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Born February 14, 1945 (76 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
May 23, 2020 03:33pm
Tags Caucasian - Presbyterian -
InfoCalifornia Superior Court Judge Jim Gray hinted a speech in late 2002 to the California LP Convention that he was considering running for President in 2004. Gray is a staunch advocate for drug legalization -- and has written numerous articles and a book on why he believes the "War on Drugs" is a total failure. Gray was appointed to the Santa Ana Municipal Court in 1983 by Governor George Deukmejian (R-CA). In 1989, Deukmejian elevated Gray to the Superior Court -- the highest level trial court in the California -- where Gray still presides today. As a judge, Gray has tried innovative approaches (like having teens "try" teens for certain crimes, and making drunk drivers listen to stories told by various drunk driving victims). Gray is a former Peace Corps volunteer, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, and a former federal prosecutor. If Gray runs for President, he said that the focus of his campaign would be on ending the so-called Drug War.


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Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs  Purchase Jason 
Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today's Courts  Purchase Jason 
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  05/23/2020 US President - LBT Convention Lost 0.00% (-51.07%)
  04/01/2020 US President - LBT Primary Lost 0.05% (-20.38%)
  11/06/2012 US Vice President Lost 0.00% (-61.71%)
  05/05/2012 US Vice President - LBT Convention Won 59.50% (+21.33%)
  05/27/2010 LNC - At-Large Lost 7.62% (-4.83%)
  05/27/2010 Libertarian Party Judicial Committee Won 10.43% (+0.00%)
  11/02/2004 CA US Senate Lost 1.80% (-55.91%)
  03/02/2004 CA US Senate - LBT Primary Won 57.30% (+14.60%)
  06/02/1998 CA District 46 - All-Party Primary Lost 11.05% (-33.56%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Vice President - LBT Convention - May 24, 2020 LBT Larry Sharpe
US President - LBT Primary - Jun 01, 2012 LBT Gary Johnson
Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law - Nov 02, 2010 YES Yes