J.R. Myers

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J.R. Myers
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Candidate for
Governor of Alaska
PartyConstitution Party
Leadership
Chairman, Alaska Constitution Party
2010-present
Education
High schoolCharles Marion Russell High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Great Falls (1991)
Master'sUniversity of Great Falls (2001)
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 3, 1963
Place of birthGreat Falls, Montana
ProfessionBehavioral health clinician
Websites
Campaign website
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J.R. Myers is a Constitution Party candidate for Governor of Alaska in the 2014 elections. Myers is a behavioral health clinician at Lynn Canal Counseling Services.[1] He founded the Alaska Constitution Party and has served as its chairman since 2010.

As of late February 2014, Myers' candidate paperwork is pending signature verification. If he qualifies, he will share the general election ticket with running mate Maria Rensel. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[2]

Biography

Born in Great Falls, Montana, Myers spent part of his early childhood in Anchorage, Alaska where his father worked as a HAM radio operator. Myers and his family returned to Montana, where he attended elementary school and high school.[3]

Myers became involved in his community at an early age. Following high school, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Great Falls Native American Association and Health Clinic. He also assisted in the founding of the Great Falls NAACP. While living in Great Falls, Myers earned his B.S. in Liberal Arts, M.S. in Human Services and M.S. in Professional Counseling from the University of Great Falls.[3]

Myers also considered himself a Reagan Republican and served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and on the Flathead County Republican Central Committee. He also worked with the Montana Republican Party and served as chair for the Libertarian and Reform Parties.[3]

In 2003, Myers moved to Alaska. There he became a member of the Alaskan Independence Party eventually becoming AIP Vice Chair. In 2010, he founded and chaired the Alaska Constitution Party, a formal affiliate of the national Constitution Party.[3]

Myers currently works as a behavioral health clinician at Lynn Canal Counseling Services in Haines, Alaska. He has worked as a professional counselor for over 15 years.[3]

Education

  • Charles Marion Russell High School
  • Bachelor of Science - College of Great Falls (1991)
  • Master of Human Services - University of Great Falls (1997)
  • Master of Professional Counseling - University of Great Falls (2001)

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska gubernatorial election, 2014

J.R. Meyers' first campaign video for 2014 governor race

Myers is running for election as Governor of Alaska. Myers is running as a member of the Constitution Party. Because Alaska does not recognize the Constitution Party as an official political party, Myers must gather 3,017 signatures to appear on the general election ballot.[1][4] As of February 2014, Myers and his lieutenant gubernatorial running mate, Maria Rensel, have submitted their candidacy petitions and are awaiting signature verification from the state division of elections.[5] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Issues

2014 Campaign Issues

The following are excerpts of campaign issues supported by the Constitution Party listed on Myers' campaign website:

  • Gun rights: "The right of individuals and of citizen militias to keep and bear arms, including legally concealed weapons; and the freedom to manufacture, purchase, trade and train in the use of such weapons and their constituent parts including the unfettered acquisition of ammunition"
  • Property rights: "We seek to amend the Constitution of the State of Alaska to re-establish the rights of all Alaskan residents to entry upon all public lands within the state, and to acquire private property interest therein, under fair and reasonable conditions. Such property interest shall include surface and sub-surface patent."
  • Elections: "Providing for the direct popular election of the Alaska Attorney General and all Alaska judges and magistrates"
  • Jury Nullification: "The right of jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, according to their conscience"
  • Property taxes: "eventually eliminate property taxes altogether"
  • Social issues: "Strengthening the traditional family and supporting individual accountability without unwarranted government interference or regulation. This includes support of the educational rights of parents to privately or home school their children"
Note: The above excerpts are from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

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