Candidate Profile
Gary Lyndon Dye

Libertarian , Oregon


Gary Lyndon Dye
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3

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Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.


Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When it is scientifically determined that the fetus has no conscious activity and can feel no pain. If fathers want an abortion but the mother declines, father should be exempt from child support liability. If mother wants an abortion but father wants life, mother should be held liable to father if the fetus was not unplanned.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Make our defense truly defensive. Do not use military to protect foreign capital investments; do not use military to help secure access to foreign raw materials; do not get involved in foreign civil wars; do not nation-build; allies will be friends of our Constitution. Have foreigners admire our society, and not the strength of our military.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The nature of human beings to be maximize their happiness and the happiness of everyone in society.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that it is important for everyone to have beliefs regarding the nature of the universe and what humanity's and your own purpose should be in it. One should have one's own truth, and vigorously defend it, and constantly strive to believe in the truth. Otherwise, you should change your beliefs. One should allow others to have their own beliefs even if different from your own. Live and let live. Government should not get into the minds of its citizens. One of the great values of being a parent is the right to bring up your kids with your own adopted values. That should not be interfered with by the government. Related to this is my advocacy of privatizing and emancipating the schools and funding them through vouchers and education accounts. All schools can receive voucher payments. Give parents real choice as to the school their children can attend.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

No Answer

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

None of the above -- I'm libertarian.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Return our healthcare industry to the free market, assisted by non-mandated insurance, and voluntary charity.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should not be creating ideals of its citizen or society. They should be neutral as to whether society wants to boost the economy or not. Government should get out of the economy. Free markets work best in boosting the economy for those individuals that aspire to more income and wealth. Government's role should be to protect property rights, and to ensure the integrity of the dollar.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

We should get rid of all income taxes and replace it with a transaction tax. Single rate on every transaction, including paychecks, goods, services, and property transfers. Revenue-neutral at first, and then the rate is lowered as government size is reduced. Government shall not use taxes for social engineering. A completely amoral tax code.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The unemployment rate should be determined by the free market. Government should not interfere.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The social security program should be migrated to 401(k) accounts for individuals. Those currently not drawing benefits have 5 years in which to get their benefit; otherwise, they get the equivalent in a 401(k) account. All government employee pensions should be converted to 401(k) accounts. Elected officials should not get retirement contributions.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

It doesn't. I advocate for freedom; not that I would be a better manager of society through government controls.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I was fired for whistleblowing when I reported my employer was cheating people on their utility bills, and possibly causing a paper mill to go bankrupt and 160 people to lose their family-wage jobs. I was ordered escorted off the property by the company's chief legal counsel, who is the wife of my opponent. I was labeled a violent risk to fellow employees. The public utility commission did nothing. Oregon is dominated by a political machine which puts its members into nice places throughout the state. I was sacrificed as a threat to that machine. The biggest threat to our economy and our way of life is our government. It must be limited to protection of life, liberty, and property, and no more. Government should retard unwanted force, and not initiate it. We are headed for ruination if things proceed in the direction that they're going. I'm a voice that's giving that alarm.


  • OSU, Corvallis, BS Che, 1981
  • Pepperdine, LA, MBA, 1989
  • U of California, Irvine, BS Math & Physics, 1991
Work & Military
  • Shell Oil Co, Engineer, 8
  • Saudi Aramco, Engineer, 4
  • NW Natural, Engineer/Director, 12
  • Baker Petrolite, Engineer, 1
  • Brooklyn Action Corp, Director
  • Western Gas Measurement, Director
  • American Gas Association, Member
  • David Douglas Citizen Budget Committee, Member
  • Oregon State Rep 48, Sought 2016
  • US Rep Texas, Sought 2000

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