Who is Gary Johnson? What does Gary Johnson Believe?

Who is Gary Johnson? What does Gary Johnson Believe? In a speech recorded at the 1st Annual Dinner of the Libertarian Party of Bexar County in San Antonio, Texas, in January 2014, Gary Johnson explains his background, his record as Governor, and what he would do as President of the United States. Learn more at his website: https://www.garyjohnson2016.com/.


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More Information on Gary Johnson:

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.

Biography of running mate William Weld:

WILLIAM F. WELD was raised in Smithtown, New York. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in classics. A year later, he received a diploma in economics and political science, with distinction, from Oxford University. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1970. After serving one year as a law clerk with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, he worked for 10 years at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow. In 1974 he served as associate minority counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during its Watergate impeachment inquiry. Prior to becoming governor, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., emphasizing white-collar criminal investigation and prosecution. He was the United States Attorney for Massachusetts during the Reagan administration, emphasizing public corruption prosecutions and affirmative civil litigation. He also practiced law for 13 years, concentrating in securities and antitrust litigation as a partner for two major Boston law firms. As governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997, Gov. Weld was credited with improving the business climate in Massachusetts by reducing taxes and state regulations on business. He also served as national co-chair of the Privatization Council and led trade missions to numerous countries in Asia and Europe. Weld stepped down as governor in an apparent miscalculation of the prospects of the Senate confirming him as President Clinton’s ambassador to Mexico. After this fiasco, Weld signed on with an international law firm, where he focused on litigation and financial issues.































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