From a media release on Mon, May 16, 2011, by the Roger Gary 2012 campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For confirmation, contact:
Jake Porter, 515-783-0729 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Daiell, (713) 777-1776 or JeffDaiell@Yahoo.com
Texas Libertarian Roger Gary [Formally] Announces Presidential Campaign
Promises Restoration of Civil Liberties, Free Markets, and a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy
(SAN ANTONIO) Roger V. Gary, of San Antonio, Texas, has filed a declaration of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission pursuant to a campaign for the 2012 Libertarian nomination for president.
Gary, 64, said he would campaign on the “complete Libertarian message” of restoring civil liberties, the free market, and a non-interventionist foreign policy.
Gary filed the paperwork after visits to Florida, Tennessee, and Iowa. “Previous visits across the country convinced me enough Libertarians were eager for a candidate who will bring our full message to the American voter. Americans have been battered by the failed policies of the Democrats and Republicans long enough, and Libertarians across America believe that we can reach out to them successfully if we stand by all of our principles.”
A campaign team has been assembled, with Iowa’s Jake Porter as Campaign Manager, Texan Jeff Daiell as Communications Director, Bill Grisham of Texas as Treasurer, and Kelly Wall as the Tennessee Coordinator.
Gary has been elected to local office in Texas, In 1993, he won a seat on San Antonio River Authority. Additionally, Gary has served on the Libertarian National Committee.
Background on Roger Gary
SAMPLE CAMPAIGN ISSUES
Civil Liberties: Roger Gary believes that American citizens should be able to live their lives without government intrusion so long as they are not harming or trying to harm anyone else.
Economics: The government should not give bailouts to large corporations. The government should also not tax unborn children with the national debt and unfunded liabilities.
Education: Parents should be allowed to open enroll their child into the school of their choice. The market effects of competition will drive down cost while increasing quality meaning everyone wins.
Health Care: The problem of rising health care costs is best solved by reducing cost transfers, opening up the market to competition, removing government red tape which drives up costs, and a focus on health savings accounts to help offset the costs.
National Security: Roger Gary believes in a strong national defense as defined in our United States Constitution as opposed to an international offense.
Who Is Roger Gary?
Roger Gary is a long-time Liberty activist, including many years within the Libertarian Party (a life member of both the national organization and the Texas party since 1977). He is a former elected official in San Antonio.
Roger served two terms as State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas. For six years, he was a Director of the San Antonio River Authority. So, he has the knowledge of the Libertarian Party to successfully unite members across America, and the proven vote-getting skills to appeal to the general electorate.
In 2010, his fellow Libertarians nominated Roger for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. With 138,978 votes, he surpassed the showing of the Libertarian Party of Texas gubernatorial nominee.
The “Charter Members” of the staff:
Campaign Manager Jake Porter lives in Des Moines, Iowa and works in retail management. Jake has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and owns the Des Moines Free Press.
Porter has volunteered for and managed several political campaigns, served a term on the Libertarian National Committee, was an At- Large Representative for the Libertarian Party of Iowa, and is the former Business Manager for a weekly newspaper.
In 2010, Porter ran for Iowa Secretary of State receiving 33,864 votes which was the second highest in the history of the Libertarian Party of Iowa.
Jeff Daiell, Communications Director, has been active in the Libertarian Party for over 35 years. In 1990, he conducted the most successful campaign for governor in the history of the LP of Texas. He serves on the Executive Committee of both the LP of Texas and the Harris County, Texas, Libertarian Party.
Campaign Treasurer Bill Grisham is a native Texan. A CPA, he lives in San Antonio. Grisham enjoys Texas Revolution and WWII re-enacting, as well as scale model construction and 19th-20th century history study. Bill is Secretary for Board of Advisors of the Guadalupe Home, and proudly serves as Treasurer for the Bexar County, Texas, Libertarian Party.
Kelly Wall, State Coordinator for Tennessee, had been a libertarian long before running a cross the Libertarian party in 1999. She has been a member ever since. Ms. Wall has been the Mountain Region Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of Tennessee since 2005.