Matthew Hess

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Matthew Hess
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Candidate for
Governor of Colorado
ProfessionSystems Administrator
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Matthew Hess is a Libertarian candidate for Governor of Colorado in the 2014 elections.[1]

Hess is a systems administrator. He previously ran for Douglas County Commissioner of District 2 in 2012.[2]

Hess describes his political philosophy as follows: "Spreading the message of freedom and liberty in Colorado. Reversing the gun control legislation, cutting taxes, and getting government out of the way of businesses."[2]

On The Issues Vote Match

Matthew Hess'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, Hess is a Hard-Core Libertarian. Hess received a score of 82 percent on social issues and 100 percent on economic issues.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no content must have a name

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

On The Issues Vote Quiz[3]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
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 Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: June 23, 2014.[4]



See also: Colorado Gubernatorial election, 2014

Hess is running for election to the office of Governor of Colorado. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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  1. Denver Post, "Oh, Hickenlooper has a challenger after all," February 3, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bio submission to Ballotpedia, April 5, 2013
  3. 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.
  4. On The Issues, "Matthew Hess Vote Match," accessed June 23, 2014