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  Gilmore, Jim
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NameJim Gilmore
Richmond, Virginia , United States
Born October 06, 1949 (72 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 20, 2019 01:29pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - NRA - Christian - Straight -
InfoGilmore was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, graduated from John Randolph Tucker High School and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1971. After a three-year tour as a U.S. Army counterintelligence agent in West Germany, he entered the University of Virginia Law School, graduating in 1977. After working for a decade in community service and as a lawyer in private practice, he was elected Commonwealth's Attorney in his home county of Henrico County in 1987 and 1991. He was elected Virginia Attorney General in 1993.

Gilmore was elected Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1997. Gilmore campaigned heavily on the promise to phase out Virginia's Car Tax. The plan was to eliminate the local car tax, but then have the state government reimburse the localities for lost revenue. Eventually though, Gilmore's plan cost the state more than $700 million a year, leaving Virginia with the largest deficit in its history.

Moderate Republicans in the State Senate became worried by the burden and tried to reinstate the car tax. However Gilmore refused to compromise as the state went deeper and deeper into debt. Many political analysts believe it was this that would lead to a landslide election of Democrat Mark Warner to succeed him in 2001 on the promise to balance the state's budget.[1]

During his term, Gilmore chaired the National Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce. This group was charged with the task of making recommendations to Congress on Internet taxation. The E-Commerce Commission opposed taxation on the Internet.

Gilmore served as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from January 2001 to January 2002.

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06/13/2016-06/15/2016 Public Policy Polling 20.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 24, 2008 12:00pm Investigation Gilmore Filed False Information On Campaign Disclosure Forms  Article RP 
Aug 11, 2007 11:00pm News Gilmore preparing for new campaign  Article The Sunset Provision 
Apr 25, 2007 12:00pm Announcement Ex-Va. governor to enter '08 presidential race  Article RP 
Oct 27, 2006 05:00pm News Ex-Virginia governor Gilmore visits Iowa , mulls presidential run  Article COSDem 

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