Candidate Profile
Gary Johnson

Libertarian, Oregon

Biography

Name
Gary Johnson
Party
Libertarian
Race
President/VP of the United States
Incumbent
No
Links
   

Panel Rating

Endorsements

Others

4
James McDermott, Rodger Paxton, Joe Pamelia, Randy Luallin

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Club for Growth

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Marijuana Policy Project

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

1. Should the Healthcare law be repealed?

SUPPORTS: In an August 21, 2011 interview with Scott Holleran on the scottholleran.com blog, when asked if he would issue an executive order to repeal Obamacare if elected, he said, “Yes, if it's possible. I would do the same for [President Bush's Medicare] prescription [drug subsidies]. Two parties can take responsibility for where we're at right now.” Source: http://scottholleran.com/interviews/interview-with-gary-johnson/

2. Should the definition of marriage be broadened beyond one man and one woman by state or federal government?

MIXED: In an August 21, 2011 interview with Scott Holleran on the scottholleran.com blog, he said, “I wouldn’t say I oppose gay marriage as a matter of public policy. The government shouldn’t be in the marriage business. I would not be opposed to belonging to a church that supports gay marriage.” Source: http://scottholleran.com/interviews/interview-with-gary-johnson/

3. What is your position on expanding gun control?

OPPOSED: According to page 24 of his 2011 book, “Seven Principles of Good Government,” he supports gun ownership rights. Source: http://www.ontheissues.org/Seven_Principles.htm

4. What is your position on abortion?

MIXED: In a June 15, 2011 RollingStone interview he said, “I support women's rights to choose up until viability of the fetus. I've supported the notion of parental notification. I've supported counseling and I've supported the notion that public funds not be used for abortions. But I don't want for a second to pretend that I have a better idea of how a woman should choose when it comes to this situation. Fundamentally this is a choice that a woman should have.” Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/meet-gary-johnson-the-gops-invisible-candidate-20110615

5. What is your position on tax increases?

OPPOSES: Based on statements in the GOP September 22, 2011 Google Debate, one can conclude that the candidate wants to revamp the entire tax system. He said, “Balance the federal budget now, not 15 years from now, not 20 years from now, but now. And throw out the entire federal tax system, replace it with a FairTax, a consumption tax, that by all measurements is just that. It's fair. It does away with corporate income tax. [That would] create tens of millions of jobs in this country.” Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/22/fox-news-google-gop-2012-presidential-debate/

Background

Education

  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, BS, Political Science, 1975

Work & Military

  • Big J Enterprises, Founder/Owner, 1976-1999

Affiliations

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Offices

  • Governor of New Mexico, Held 1995-2003
  • President of the United States, Sought 2012
 

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