|U.S. House, Colorado, District 4|
|High school||Licking Valley High School, 1993|
|Bachelor's||Ohio University, 1997|
|Master's||University of Colorado, 2005|
|Birthday||January 27, 1975|
|Place of birth||Zanesville, Ohio|
Gilliland's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "As individuals we have to run our household budgets tightly, and we should demand that the government does the same"
- Excerpt: "I'm against the progressive tax system. I do not believe that individuals should be punished by paying a higher tax rate due to being financially successful. I support the Fair Tax. "
- Corporate Bailouts
- Excerpt: "A business should never be deemed to large to fail by the government. Capitalism is based on the principal of risk/reward. If you allow businesses to only enjoy the upside without the consequences of failure then your capitalistic model has failed leaving the taxpayers to pay the bill."
- Civil Liberties
- Excerpt: "All people should be allowed to make personal decisions free from government interference."
- Drug Policy
- Excerpt: "Over half a million Americans were arrested last year for marijuana possession. It is widely agreed upon that marijuana is less harmful to individuals & society than alcohol."
Gilliland ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 4th District. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Libertarian Primary. He was defeated by incumbent Cory Gardner (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cory Gardner Incumbent||58.4%||199,842|
|Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Gilliland is married and has three children.
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- Campaign website, Issues
- Associated Press, "Unofficial election results," June 26, 2012
- [Bio submission to Ballotpedia, July 28, 2012]