Gary Johnson is running for U.S. Senate to give New Mexicans the strong, independent voice in Washington, DC, they deserve.
Gary Johnson served two terms as Governor of New Mexico, from 1995 to 2003. As a candidate, he pledged to bring common sense, financial discipline, and sound management to state government -- and to be always mindful not only of the best interests of New Mexicans, but that the dollars government spends come from hard-working families and hard-earned paychecks.
Gov. Johnson was elected, and did just what he had pledged to do. He reduced the size of state government while protecting and improving vital services. As a Republican, he worked successfully with a Democratic legislature to cut taxes on incomes, gasoline and small businesses.
And he gained national recognition for having the courage to veto more than 700 pieces of legislation, forcing the legislature to justify the dollars they wanted to spend.
New Mexicans responded to Governor Johnson’s leadership by reelecting him to a second term.
Before his time as Governor, Gary built a one-man business into one of New Mexico’s largest construction companies, creating jobs for more than 1,000 people. Since his college days at the University of New Mexico, he has been an entrepreneur. He understands the importance of a free market, the responsibilities of meeting a payroll, and the value of hard work.
Along with his success in business and elected office, Gary Johnson is an avid skier, mountaineer and cyclist. He has reached the summit of the highest peak on each continent, including Mt. Everest. He’s competed in numerous Ironman Triathlons and tackled some of the most grueling cycling challenges in the world.
In 2016, Governor Johnson received more votes for President of the United States than any third party candidate since Ross Perot. In recent years, he has become known as one of the nation’s leading advocates for less government, greater freedom, and an end to two-party gridlock.
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