Gary Johnson

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Gary Johnson
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Candidate for
President of the United States
Prior offices
Governor of New Mexico
January 1, 1995 – January 1, 2003
Date of birthJanuary 1, 1953
Place of birthMinot, North Dakota
Campaign website
Gary Johnson (born January 1, 1953) was the 2012 Libertarian candidate for President of the United States. He served as Governor of New Mexico from January 1, 1995 – January 1, 2003.

On The Issues Vote Match

Gary Johnson's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Johnson is a Hard-Core Libertarian. Johnson received a score of 84 percent on social issues and 88 percent on economic issues.[1]

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The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[2]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[1]



See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Johnson ran for President of the United States in 2012.[3]

Barack Obama sought and won re-election on the Democratic ticket. Mitt Romney ran as a Republican and Jill Stein ran for the Green Party.[4]

U.S. presidential election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarack Obama/Joe Biden Incumbent 51.3% 65,899,660 332
     Republican Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan 47.4% 60,932,152 206
     Libertarian Gary Johnson/Jim Gray 1% 1,275,804 0
     Green Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala 0.4% 469,501 0
Total Votes 128,577,117 538
Election Results Via: FEC official election results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Roseanne Barr, Rocky Anderson, Thomas Hoefling, Jerry Litzel, Jeff Boss, Merlin Miller, Randall Terry, Jill Reed, Richard Duncan, Andre Barnett, Chuck Baldwin, Barbara Washer, Tom Stevens, Virgil Goode, Will Christensen, Stewart Alexander, James Harris, Jim Carlson, Sheila Tittle, Peta Lindsay, Gloria La Riva, Jerry White, Dean Morstad and Jack Fellure.[5]

Campaign donors

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  1. 1.0 1.1 On The Issues, "Gary Johnson Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014
  2. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  3. Denver Post, "Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson, Libertarian from New Mexico, attempts to woo voters," June 19, 2012
  4. The Cincinnati Herald, "Obama re-elected to historic second term," November 10, 2012
  5. FEC, "2012 Presidential Election Results," accessed June 24, 2013
  6. Follow the