• JOHNSON, GARY EARL
Candidate for 2016 Presidential Election
Campaign Status: Running
Home State: North Dakota
Total Raised: $699,538Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Campaign Website: https://garyjohnson2016.com/
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Governor Johnson, who has been referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2003. A successful businessman before running for Governor of New Mexico in 1994, Gary Johnson started a door-to-door handyman business to help pay his way through college. Twenty years later, he had grown that business into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico, with more than 1,000 employees. Not surprisingly, Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that public policy decisions should be based on costs and benefits rather than strict ideology. Johnson is best known for his veto record, having vetoed more than 750 bills during his time in office — more than all other governors combined. His use of the veto pen has since earned him the nickname “Governor Veto.” He cut taxes 14 times while never raising them. When he left office, New Mexico was one of only four states in the country with a balanced budget. Term-limited, Johnson retired from public office in 2003. An avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist, he has scaled the highest peak on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest. In the 2012 presidential election, Johnson placed third and garnered more votes than any other Libertarian candidate in history. Johnson was raised Lutheran. He has two grown children, a daughter Seah and a son Erik, and currently resides in a house he built himself in Taos, New Mexico.

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Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

"Our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work," said Johnson.

06/23/2016
By Bianca Padró Ocasio | POLITICO
Gary Johnson: Ryan has a chance to admit 'mistake' in endorsing Trump

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson said House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) can still say he made a mistake in endorsing Donald Trump, even if that doesn't mean getting behind the Libertarian ticket. 

06/17/2016
By Evelyn Rupert | The Hill
Gary Johnson: Orlando mass shooting is no reason to ‘politicize or jump to conclusions’

Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando puts the Libertarian presidential nominee and his party in the spotlight over stance on gun rights. 

06/12/2016
By David Weigel | The Washington Post
Libertarian Johnson would not use marijuana as president

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson opened up Monday about his past marijuana use, but said he would not use the drug during his campaign or if he’s elected president.

06/06/2016
By Jonathan Easley | The Hill
Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination

ORLANDO — Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson won the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination on Sunday, fending off five rivals from different factions on two closely fought ballots and securing more than 55.8 percent of the total vote.

05/29/2016
By David Weigel | The Washington Post
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Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Oppose
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug

Strongly Oppose
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

Oppose
8. Prioritize green energy

Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements

Strongly Support
10. Expand the military

Strongly Oppose
11. Support & expand free trade

Strongly Support
12. Support American Exceptionalism

Support
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Support
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Support
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