Doug Schell

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Doug Schell
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Candidate for
Governor of North Carolina
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Master'sBrigham Young University
Ph.D.Indiana University
Date of birthMarch 11, 1941
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
Campaign website
Doug Schell was a Republican candidate for Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 elections. According to his website on February 14, 2012, he was only going to continue running if he received donations of at least $1,400 before February 20, 2012 "to pay for ballot registration fees."[1] His name did not appear on the official list of candidates when the filing deadline closed on February 29, 2012.[2]

Schell previously ran as a Reform Party candidate for governor in 2000 and received 8,104 of the 2.9 million votes cast in that contest.[3]


Schell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 11, 1941.[1] He served as an officer on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for four years and in the Indiana National Guard for seven years,[4] and taught business and economics at UNC-Pembroke for 30 years. He retired in 2006.[3]


  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.B.A., Brigham Young University
  • PhD, Indiana University



Schell had announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of North Carolina, but he did not officially file his candidacy with the North Carolina State Board of Elections by the February 29, 2012 deadline.


The theme of Schell's campaign is "Winning back liberty in NC." He is a self-described "Ron Paul Republican," and supports "most of the fiscal and liberty issues that the NC Tea Party people advocate."[1] He believes in "governmental 'devolution' - bringing power back to NC through the use of the 10th Amendment, then further delegating this power to NC counties and cities."[1] He has challenged all candidates to limit their spending to no more than $1 million.[3]

He outlines his platform on his campaign website:[1]

  1. Greatly increase the number of well paying jobs through a combination of
    • (a) investment tax credits
    • (b) reduction of burdensome state regulations
    • (c) incentives to keep jobs from going overseas
    • (d) making it attractive for overseas companies to locate in NC
  2. Increasing the quality of primary and secondary education by
    • (a) incentive pay for outstanding teaching,
    • (b) encouraging very high student standards, eliminating social promotions
    • (c) investigating where teaching technologies are being used in the best schools throughout the USA and then implementing them in NC
    • (d) proactively increasing the number of charter schools and providing the necessary state resources for their success
    • (e) working with homeschoolers by eliminating any barriers to them that NC currently has
  3. To lead NC in opting out of Obama Care and replacing it with some form of Medical Savings Account (MSA)/$5000 Deductible PRIVATE Insurance program. I will advocate every fiscally sound method possible to make this program available to all North Carolinians, portable and, requiring coverage of existing illnesses.
  4. Vetoing any state budgets that fail to reduce spending by a minimum of 5% for each of the four years of my Administration.
  5. Supporting all legal and ethical methods for bringing governmental power back to NC. Among the techniques I will encourage:
    • (a) nullification of federal laws that are unconstitutional and
    • (b) wide use of Article III, Section 2 of the US Constitution
  6. Supporting penalties on companies/organizations knowingly hiring illegals
    • Expanding the mission of the Highway Patrol to arrest illegals
    • Fines given to companies/organizations will be used to pay for the return of illegals to their mother country
  7. Cleaning up the banking financial mess in the USA by having NC pass a version of the Glass-Steagall Act thus encouraging by example such an act at the national level

Contact information

432 Logan Court
King, NC 27021

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