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Ian Garner
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Maryland, District 4
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of the District of Columbia
Master'sOklahoma University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Personal
ProfessionInternational Policy Analyst
Websites
Campaign website
Ian Garner campaign logo
Ian Garner was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Maryland. Garner was defeated by incumbent Donna Edwards in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.[1]

Biography

Eduacation:

  • University of the District of Columbia, Bachelor's degree in Political Science
  • University of Oklahoma, Master's degree in Communications
  • Garner is currently pursuing a Master's in Public Policy from George Maston Univeristy

Career

Military:

  • United States Navy

Garner currently works as an International Policy Analyst.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Garner had 3 main campaign themes. They were:[2]

  • Education: "Everything begins with education and a vested interest in starting early and continuing beyond high school has become the norm in America. There should not be a continuous gap in education of any kind. I support the expansion of training and opportunities for Americans of all ages. I support regional skills alliances, workforce development conducted at community colleges, and other initiatives that prepare workers for a lifetime of open doors. I stand by my mantra to FOCUS on Accountability, Accessibility, and You, the citizens of this district. Accountability needs to be applied to states, districts, schools, teachers, students, and parents. The federal government needs to stand firm and united its two parties to forward these causes. Maryland has high marks in education and I want to thank the hard work of the school boards, county councils, administrators, teachers, and families that have worked tirelessly to achieve such high standards."
  • Transportation: "The 4th District relies heavily on public transportation as a basic necessity. Ian recognizes that the Federal government must partner with our local communities to ensure that the cost of commuting will not prohibit us from being able to provide for ourselves and our families. Ian believes that we must also invest in new 21st century transportation ideas. He fully supports Congressman Chris Van Hollen and his efforts to bring the Metro's Purple Line to the Prince George's-Montgomery Corridor, as a public good that will improve our lives. Ian will stand with President Barack Obama and be an adamant supporter of the high speed rail program. This program will make it easier and more cost effective for us to travel to Baltimore and beyond, as well as bringing hundreds of jobs to the 4th District to build and maintain this project."
  • Healthcare:"Most Americans work longer and harder than ever before to pay for health care. They should not have to worry about a service that the government should help them with. We need to provide more information to the people about preventive care. Clear information about health care empowers citizens and lets them make better decisions about where to spend their health care dollars. I will fight for guaranteed access to affordable health care for every child. I will work to ensure that unemployed workers are provided affordable care. And, I will strive to create a health care plan that is focused on small businesses to make health care affordable for those institutions."

Elections

2012

See also: Maryland's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Garner ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 4th District. Garner sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket, but he was defeated by incumbent Donna Edwards in the April 3, 2012 Democratic primary.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Maryland District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Edwards Incumbent 91.8% 42,815
Ian Garner 3.1% 1,464
George McDermott 5.1% 2,359
Total Votes 46,638

Personal

Garner is a single father.

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