2016 and 2012 Libertarian Party U.S. presidential candidate, former governor of New Mexico (1995-2003)

Reference

Gary Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Gary Earl Johnson (born 1 January 1953) is an American businessman and politician. He served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party, and was nominated by the Libertarian Party as its candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 and 2016 elections. ... On 6 January 2016, Johnson announced his candidacy for the Libertarian nomination once again in 2016, and in May he selected former Republican Governor of Massachusetts William Weld as his running mate. On 29 May 2016, Johnson won the Libertarian nomination on the second ballot with 55.8% of the delegates. ..."

Born

1 Jan 1953, in Minot, North Dakota

Associations

Board of Advisors, Students for Liberty

Writings

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson Endorses Ron Paul: 'Veto Johnson' endorses 'Dr. No' for president, 21 Jan 2008
"'... We are at a point in this country where we need to reduce our dependency on government and regain control of our future. To this end, Ron Paul will bring back troops, end the War in Iraq, and will strengthen the U.S. dollar and the economy. For these reasons and more, Ron Paul has my support, respect, and vote.'"
Related Topic: Ron Paul

Interviews

America's Most Dangerous Politician: New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, by Gary Earl Johnson, Michael W. Lynch, Reason, Jan 2001
"New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is many things—a successful businessman, a two-term governor, an Iron Man triathlete, an aspiring conqueror of Mt. Everest. He's hardly a liberal, though, unless one uses the term in its original sense of someone who believes that a minimal state is best suited for a free people."
Interview with Governor Gary Johnson, Drug War Chronicle, 13 Oct 2000
Discusses Johnson's stand on legalizing heroin and marijuana (and why he chose not to delve on the former), the impact he had in New Mexico by raising the issues and what he planned to do after he left office (climb Mt. Everest)
"New Mexico Republican Governor Gary Johnson, 47, entered the national spotlight little more than a year ago when he stepped forward to dissent from the bipartisan consensus favoring the war on drugs. In doing so, he has become the highest elected official in the land to call for the outright legalization of marijuana and dramatic harm reduction measures to address hard drug abuse."
Related Topics: New Mexico, War on Drugs