Profile

Cover photo
Gov. Gary Johnson
Worked at Gary Johnson 2016
Attended Sandia High School
Lives in Taos, New Mexico
1,038,284 followers|10,756,871 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
My response to the Indiana primaries and Sen. Cruz's withdrawal from the GOP race:
May 3, 2016, Santa Fe, NM — Gov. Gary Johnson released the following statement in response to Sen. Ted Cruz's decision to withdraw from the Republican presidential nomination race: “With the withdrawal of Senator Cruz from the Republican race, the table for November's election is set. Sen.
24
2
Natividad Nazario's profile photoWendy Ouimet's profile photoRussell Burnett's profile photo
3 comments
 
Full court press, Govoner!! 
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
The 2016 Edition of "Seven Principles of Good Government" is now available for pre-order in the campaign store!

Pre-order yours at www.GarysGear.com and check out other new items that have been added to the store.

(Books will ship separately from the rest of your order and will be in stock May 30th)
33
2
Kimberly Gabaldon's profile photoPaul Richard's profile photoNnamso Umoh's profile photo
9 comments
 
Please I will like to read this seven principles of good government
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
After a public outcry, this young man's money is being returned to him. BUT, that doesn't mitigate the absurdity that law enforcement can seize $53,000 in cash, label it "drug proceeds" with no basis -- and absent the media coverage this particular case received, keep it. Asset forfeiture without a conviction is an outrage.
A Texas man who is a refugee from Burma was carrying the cash in his car when he was stopped by Oklahoma police. They took the money, under a "civil forfeiture" law.
84
17
Charles Griswold's profile photoEdgar Smith's profile photo
20 comments
 
+Charles Griswold This powerlessness of uncorrupted US politicians is very evident in every election as the corrupted ones seem to make big media headlines. But hey, Americans are mostly "media-educated" anymore, anyway. 
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
Remember how the NSA assured us they aren't keeping all that data they collect about us? Sorry, but "trust us" doesn't cut it as either the law or policy.
The NSA “potentially” violated the law, a judge claimed.
49
9
Gary Beltrami's profile photoAndreas Geisler's profile photo
2 comments
 
And of course, the data is too large for proper use. It can still be used for stalking people for private reasons, but it's not possible to register it for intelligence use against actual threats.
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
Ed Clark is indisputably one of the most respected Libertarian candidates ever to seek the presidency. I am proud and gratified to have his endorsement. Thank you, Ed!
April 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT — Ed Clark, the Libertarian Party's candidate for President in 1980, has endorsed Gov. Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination. Clark won a record vote for an LP presidential candidate, gaining more than 920000 votes.
17
1
Michiel Van Kets's profile photoMike Noyes's profile photo
5 comments
 
+Michiel Van Kets Are you saying you'd endorse antitrust legislation?
https://reason.com/tags/antitrust
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
"The conditions are ripe for one or more third-party or independent candidates to flourish. The GOP could be headed for a crackup in Cleveland, whoever is nominated," said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.
Third party candidates are hoping to capitalize on voter dissatisfaction with the Democratic and Republican presidential field.
42
9
Cynthia Torres's profile photoIsaiah McKinney's profile photo
2 comments
 
I'm planning on voting Libertarian come November.
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
"What's Next" is that voters realize that choosing between the lesser of two evils isn't their only option.

We're just a day away from the Indiana primary, and if recent polls are correct, things aren't looking good for those of us on the right who don't want Don
65
12
Jim Bauer's profile photoJOE Vandeleur's profile photoNapoleon Eguizabal's profile photoMike Noyes's profile photo
21 comments
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
39
6
Edgar Smith's profile photoMike Noyes's profile photoChance Lonestar's profile photo
10 comments
 
cool beans
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
Live Free T-shirts are back! Visit www.GarysGear.com to get yours.

Purchases from this official campaign store benefit the campaign.
30
8
Dustin Sanders's profile photo
 
Need magnet "bumper stickers" for people like me who don't want to have something mostly perminent. 
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
Feeling the Bern and feeling burned? Don't give up hope; there are options! Gov Gary Johnson is running for President. Learn more at https://www.GaryJohnson2016.com
50
7
Danny Baker's profile photoMike Noyes's profile photoRod Thorson's profile photo
11 comments
 
Nope. I am just not trying to create razor thin different definitions for what are essentially the same concept.

Fire depts are a socialist system. So is the military and public schools. So are roads. And the internet. The space program.

I'm in favor of a couple of those. Most people are.

Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
I am proud to be among those who signed this important open letter to the United Nations prior to its upcoming Special Session on global drug policy.
Among other points, our letter points out that, for decades, governments have focused resources on criminalizing drug use and the imprisonment of millions of people, mostly the poor and ethnic minorities, and mostly for non-violent offenses.
It's time for that to change.
34
6
Michiel Van Kets's profile photoMarla Caldwell's profile photo
2 comments
 
Thanks, Gary, thanks.
Add a comment...

Gov. Gary Johnson

Shared publicly  - 
 
Under our Constitution, except under extraordinary circumstances, Americans have a right to expect to be informed when the government pries into our lives and businesses. That's why we have search warrants and due process. Microsoft is absolutely correct to challenge the government's overuse of its questionable demands to hide data requests.
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington.
73
15
Kevin Lausen's profile photoBenjamin Parkinson's profile photoMichael Gentile's profile photo
3 comments
 
This is the same company that overpaid for Skype, restructured it to have easy pinch points, and EVERYONE saw it was to sell that data to the government. I hope they win and then perish.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
1,038,284 people
洋刘's profile photo
maritess cutchon's profile photo
Dian Dwi Pratama's profile photo
อนิรุต ชานุมานวิทยาคม's profile photo
Prashant Singh's profile photo
Ramadan Bererns's profile photo
FERNANDO,R WENGER's profile photo
King Zhang's profile photo
Holy cloud's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Candidate for President of the United States
Employment
  • Gary Johnson 2016
    Candidate for President, 2016 - 2016
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Taos, New Mexico
Contact Information
Work
Phone
1-801-303-7922
Email
Address
PO Box 4442, Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Story
Tagline
Candidate for President of the USA 2016, Former Governor of NM, Honorary Chair Our America Initiative
Introduction
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
Bragging rights
I have two great kids: my son, Erik, and daughter, Seah, who both help out with the campaign. I've completed over 30 triathlons, competed in the Hawaii Iron Man competition, and have summitted four of the world's highest peaks, including Mt. Everest. As Governor of New Mexico, I vetoed about as many bills as the other 49 Governors--combined. I was one of only 4 Governors in the country to leave my state with a balanced budget, and I created that surplus while cutting taxes 14 times. A recent National Review report showed that out of all the Governors running for the Republican presidential nomination this year, job growth was highest under my watch than anyone else's.
Education
  • Sandia High School
    1968 - 1971
  • University of New Mexico
    1971 - 1975
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Gov. Gary Johnson