Gary Johnson bio


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Gov. Gary Johnson, former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, an outspoken advocate of decriminalizing marijuana, speaks at the 39th annual national NORML conference.

Katelynn Mccollough

Gary Johnson

Running mate: James P. Gray

Party: Libertarian

Born: Jan. 1, 1953

Alma Mater: University of New Mexico (B.S.)

Political experience:

Republican Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003).

Political Views:

Johnson wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and reduce regulations in the healchare industry.

He wants to stop government subsidies and incentives for energy-specific programs, is a strong believer in Second Amendment rights and would like to simplify legal immigration for a stronger economy. Johnson believes that in order to reduce illegal immigration, the government needs to legalize marijuana but manage it like alcohol and tobacco.

Johnson believes in a “nation of many peoples and beliefs” which includes accepting many religious views, legalizing same-sex marriage and allowing women to choose to have an abortion up to a certain point in the pregnancy.