John T. Bujak

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John Bujak
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Former candidate for
Governor of Idaho
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Idaho
J.D.Gonzaga University School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
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John T. Bujak was a Libertarian candidate for Governor of Idaho in the 2014 elections.[1] John T. Bujak lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Bujak enlisted in the U.S. Navy following high school and served during the Gulf War. After graduating from law school, Bujak proceeded to serve as general counsel for the Idaho Human Rights Commission and prosecuting attorney for Canyon County.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014

Bujak ran on the Libertarian ticket for Governor of Idaho.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

General election
Governor of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngButch Otter Incumbent 53.5% 235,405
     Democratic A.J. Balukoff 38.6% 169,556
     Libertarian John T. Bujak 4.1% 17,884
     Independent Jill Humble 2% 8,801
     Constitution Steve Pankey 1.2% 5,219
     Independent Pro-Life 0.7% 2,870
     N/A Write-ins 0% 95
Total Votes 439,830
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Campaign themes

Bujak's campaign website listed the following themes for the 2014 race:

No More Common Core!
Education is one of my top priorities. Our children are our future and they can only thrive if they are well educated. That means more money for education and a better curriculum. I am not a fan of Common Core. I think that Idaho educators can do better and educational standards should be developed at the local and district levels. I am also against the data collection component of Common Core. There is no need for the state to collect data on our children and pass that data on to the federal government so that our children can be profiled. It is important to note that more money for education does not mean increasing tax revenue. There is a lot of “fat” in the executive branch of Idaho’s government. If we trim the fat and operate the executive branch more effectively and efficiently, we will be able to divert more funding for education. In addition, the Land Board has not historically done a very good job of generating funds for education. By better managing Idaho’s state endowment trust lands, more money can be generated to fund public education without increasing taxes. By improving our educational system and concurrently increasing the quality of the jobs available in Idaho, we will build the necessary foundation for our children to remain in Idaho and realize their American Dream.

No More Wolves!
We are stuck with a wolf problem because Idaho did not stand firm against the federal government and allowed the federal introduction of wolves in Idaho. Afterwards, the federal government did not keep its promises and Idaho was left to clean up the mess. As governor, I will work to control the wolf population in cost effective ways including controlled hunts.

No More Otter/Obama Care!
The health exchange has to go. The government has no business telling Idahoans whether and from whom they should purchase health insurance. Idaho needs to explore private sector solutions before bending to the will of the federal government, big business and insurance companies.

No More Federal Control of Idaho Lands!
Idaho needs to reclaim its lands from the federal government. By working to take back our lands in incrementally, while simultaneously establishing a plan to manage our natural resources to generate revenue, Idaho can reclaim its lands and rejuvenate its logging and mining industries. [3]

—John Bujak's campaign website, (2014), [4]

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