|Running For:||President of the United States|
|Representing:||Salt Lake City, United States of America|
|Political Affiliation:||Libertarian Party|
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History & Family
Governor Johnson, who has been referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003.
A successful businessman before running for office in 1994, Gov. Johnson started a door-to-door handyman business to help pay his way through college. Twenty years later, he had grown the firm into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico with over 1,000 employees. Not surprisingly, Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that decisions should be made based on cost-benefit analysis rather than strict ideology.
Johnson is best known for his veto record, which includes over 750 vetoes during his time in office, more than all other governors combined and 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 reached the highest peak on four of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.
In 2009, after becoming increasingly concerned with the country’s out-of-control national debt and precarious financial situation, the Governor formed the OUR America Initiative, a 501c(4) non-profit that promotes fiscal responsibility, civil liberties, and rational public policy. He traveled to more than 30 states and spoke to over 150 conservative and libertarian groups during his time as Honorary Chairman.
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.
Scaled the highest peaks of 4 continents, including Everest.
Competed in the Bataan Memorial Death March, a 25 mile desert run in combat boots wearing a 35 pound backpack.
Participating in Hawaii’s invitation-only Ironman Triathlon Championship, several times.
Mountain biked the eight day Adidas TransAlps Challenge in Europe.
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- Libertarians Hope Ryan-Murray Deal Draws Voters to Their Side - PJ Media
- Gary Johnson announces libertarian Super PAC - Examiner.com
- Who's on the Radar for NFL Head Coaching Gigs? - Bleacher Report
- Australia look to wrap it up at Perth - Cricbuzz
- AG candidates agree: Office needs change and they're best fit for the job - Salt Lake Tribune
- Gary Johnson launches Super PAC - New Mexico Telegram
- Volcker Rule Finalized With Wall Street Responsible For Judging Compliance - Huffington Post
- Gary Johnson: Obamacare's the Problem, Not the Website - Sunshine State News (blog)
- State Sen. Bert Johnson to run for congressional seat held by Senate candidate ... - MLive.com
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