FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2 June 2012 – Salt Lake City – Gary Johnson 2012 Campaign Headquarters
Governor Johnson is pleased to announce, on behalf of himself, Judge Gray and the Johnson/Gray2012 Campaign, his endorsement of the following candidates:
(Note: additional endorsements to follow as various State Libertarian Parties hold conventions and nominate additional candidates.)
RJ Harris for US Congress, Oklahoma 4th District.
RJ is a career Army National Guard Officer having served on three combat tours and one peacekeeping tour. He has been a small business owner and has appeared on Fox News’ Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Governor Johnson states, “RJ is a combat veteran and career officer who knows first-hand how our nation is made weaker, not stronger, by our interventionist foreign policy. You can count on RJ Harris to vote for Liberty and against bailouts, stimulus and debt limit increases.”
RJ Harris, “Gary Johnson is the only major party presidential candidate who will end these wars, stop the intervention, restore liberty and end all unconstitutional spending.”
Steve Collett for US Congress, California 33rd District.
Steve has lived in the 33rd Congressional District of California for over 30 years. He holds a Masters in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California and is the President of Collett & Company, Inc., Certified Public Accountants.
Governor Johnson states, “I can’t imagine a better Libertarian Candidate for California’s 33rd. Steve is terrific. Vote for Steve Collett.”
Steve Collett, “A true dream team. Two people I’ve followed for a long time. Governor Johnson and Judge Jim Gray. They really believe in the rights of every individual to choose what they can do with their own body. At the same time they are fiscal conservatives.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8uJRGOmHFo&feature=relmfu
Muir Boda for US Congress, Maryland 1st District.
Muir Boda’s family history goes back hundreds of years on the Eastern Shore. For the past 18 years he has been an Asset Protection Manager for Walmart.
Governor Johnson states, “Muir Boda’s consistent stand for Civil Liberties, less government regulation, and minimum taxes will create a safer America where all can prosper.”
Muir Boda, “Only the Johnson/Gray ticket stands for a federal government that is small enough to fit inside the US Constitution.”
Mark Grannis for US Congress, Maryland 8th District.
Mark is a small business owner as well as a lawyer. He serves as managing partner of a 30-lawyer firm that has quintupled in size since its founding. His is also the author of the book, “Less We Can: The Case for Less Government, More Liberty, More Prosperity, and More Security” available at https://www.createspace.com/3610240.
Governor Johnson states, “For several years, Mark Grannis has been sharing how good things in life expand only when government shrinks. His detailed knowledge of how Washington works, from the federal budget to our constitutional liberties, will make him a true Libertarian asset in the House of Representatives.”
Mark Grannis, “Governor Johnson and Judge Gray are at the forefront of a new generation of Libertarian candidates: candidates who not only understand the importance of our liberties, but who also have the background and experience necessary to govern effectively.”
Danny Bedwell for US Congress, Mississippi 1st District.
Danny is a retired Navy diver, a strict Constitutionalist, and an OathKeeper. He is self-employed in the timber industry and serves as Libertarian Party of Mississippi Chair.
Governor Johnson states, “Danny is the only candidate in this race who offers Constitutionally limited government. He has served his State party well and offers the only clear and distinct choice for the people of the 1st District.”
Danny Bedwell, “Both Governor Johnson and Judge Gray have shown through their ACTIONS, not just their words, that they hold dear to the Principles of limiting government to its proper role.”
Andrew McCullough for Utah Attorney General.
Andy is the former chair of the Libertarian Party of Utah. His Bar Memberships include, Utah State Bar since 1973, New York State since 1986, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1979, United States Supreme Court since 1979.
Governor Johnson states, “Andrew McCullough is well qualified to serve as Utah’s Attorney General. He has proved himself, especially in his practice as an attorney in Utah to be a truly tireless campaigner for personal freedom.”
Andrew McCullough, “Governor Johnson and Judge Gray have the experience and qualifications to bring Libertarian government to Washington.”
Nathan Eberly for Ohio House of Representatives, 3rd District.
Nathan will bring over 11 years of Finance and Accounting experience to the Ohio State House. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management with a concentration in Finance.
Governor Johnson states, “Nathan Eberly is the only candidate representing both fiscally responsible and socially accepting principles for his District. He will bring the Libertarian Principles of Maximum Freedom and Minimum Government to the position of State Representative.
Nathan Eberly, “I endorse Governor Johnson and Judge Gray because of their commitment to restoring financially responsible and limited government, and their commitment to eliminate wasteful spending in D.C. from day one!”
Margaret Melson for Delaware House of Representatives, 14th District.
Margaret describes herself as “an ordinary citizen who is tired of losing rights and freedoms to an ever more tyrannical government.” She believes it is “time for regular people to take back this country and return it to a land of freedom.”
Governor Johnson states, “Margaret Melson will bring the Libertarian principles of freedom and liberty to the Delaware House of Representatives. She will work tirelessly to reduce government size, waste, and intrusion.”
Margaret Melson, “I endorse Governor Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray because I believe they will both work to restore our Constitution, personal freedoms and individual liberties, while dramatically reducing the size, scope, and power of the federal government.”
Will McVay for Delaware House of Representatives, 32nd District.
Will McVay graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Computer Science and Psychology and a minor in Political Science. He has been endorsed by and is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Delaware. He is currently running for this office as a Republican in the Republican Primary.
Governor Johnson states, “Will McVay will be a strong and firm voice in the Delaware House of Representatives. He is a strong stand against handouts to big business, federal interference in education, and a strong stand for new businesses, educational choice and fiscally conservative, socially tolerant good government
Will McVay, “Governor Johnson and Judge Gray are the only candidates offering a real choice on the issues that matter most.”
Robert C. Coogan for Ohio House of Representatives, 52nd District.
Robert Coogan holds an MBA from Xavier University in Finance. He has over 32 years of Accounting, Auditing and IT experience at Cincinnati Bell and currently works at Cincinnati HealthBridge. He is a CPA and Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors.
Governor Johnson states, “Robert Coogan will bring the Libertarian values of personal responsibility, freedom, smaller government and lower taxes. His years of experience in business management, accounting and finance will make Ohio’s State Government more accountable in the areas of both fiscal responsibility and safeguarding personal liberty.
Robert C. Coogan, “The Johnson/Gray team knows the country is headed for fiscal disaster and they are willing to take the hard steps necessary to avoid a financial crisis by submitting a balanced budget to Congress in 2013, and by promising to veto any legislation where spending exceeds revenues.”
Jason Bateman for Mecklenburg County Commissioner At-Large, Charlotte, NC.
Jason has served on Libertarian Party of North Carolina’s state executive committee for 4 years as Membership Director and as an At Large member.
Governor Johnson states, “Jason is dedicated to the Libertarian principles of both fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. Jason knows that government is best when it does not burden citizens with unnecessary laws that reduce both individual liberty and economic freedom.”
Jason Bateman, “I feel Governor Johnson and Judge Gray represent the best combination of experience and principle. We need someone to bring the out out-of-control spending and increase in government to a halt. Governor Johnson is the right man for the job!”
S. Rowan Wilson for Reno Nevada City Council.
Rowan is a long-time Libertarian activist and, “laid-off commercial banker, dot-com entrepreneur, former teacher, current Med-Tech, completing Pre-Med requirements for a Doctor of Osteopathy degree.” She has lived in Nevada for the past six years.”
Governor Johnson states, “Rowan Wilson provides solid solutions to the massive debt problems of the city of Reno. Her campaign theme for transparency, “Show us the Money” is consistent with the very core of Libertarian governance.”
S. Rowan Wilson, “Governor Johnson not only espouses sound fiscal policy – he has the record to PROVE IT. Who else has actually vetoed so much ridiculous spending, balanced a state budget, and left a surplus. And he did this with a legislature from the opposing party! Gary is my Mensch!” (person of integrity and honor).
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