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Miguel Olivas

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Miguel Olivas
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 3
PartyLibertarian
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Campaign website
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Miguel Olivas was a 2014 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Arizona. He withdrew prior to the primary.[1]

Olivas was a 2012 Democratic candidate who unsuccessfully sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Arizona.

Biography

Olivas owns a business which assists the start-up, growth and optimization of new and established businesses. Prior to starting his own business, he worked as a staff member in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Olivas' campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • National Security and Foreign Policy: "Our politicians often mix U.S. national security interests with the national security interest of other nations. They are both crucial, but separate issues that require geo-specific solutions. The founding Constitutional principles intent is to secure our national interests first and foremost. We “Insure domestic tranquility” and “provide for the common defense,” by first securing our nation to preserve our freedoms, and “Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”"
  • Energy Independence: "It will be my priority to make the United States energy independent. We must use our finite natural resources wisely and encourage research and development of alternative energy sources that are vital for our future. As your Representative in Congress, I will focus on energy security and independence for our future. We must eliminate our dependency upon foreign oil interests and politicians that despise us."
  • Economic and Individual Freedom: "America was once the freest country in the world and Americans enjoyed liberty that was the envy of most other countries. The Obama Administration has created a federal monstrosity that continues to encroach upon our personal freedom. History and current events around the world teaches us that the erosion of personal freedom and choice creates fertile ground for the rise of dictatorships."

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—Miguel Olivas' campaign website, http://www.olivas2014.com/issues/

2012

Olivas' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[5]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Miguel is dedicated to his vision of strengthening our national economy by reclaiming America’s historical prominence in manufacturing and innovation."
  • Quality Education
Excerpt: "The Constitution is clear that Education is the sole responsibility of the individual states. This is why Miguel agrees with the states that have made formal requests to the federal government to relieve their local school districts from some parts of the No Child Left Behind Act."
  • Securing our Border
Excerpt: "The issue of securing our nation’s borders is not only an issue to stop the flow of illegal immigration, stop the influence of the drug cartels, and to halt the negative impact on the environment."
  • Small Businesses
Excerpt: "Miguel is a consultant that has assisted many small businesses to overcome burdensome government regulations that strangle small business. He believes the government can do more by subtraction."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Miguel is committed to defending “THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.” "
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Miguel believes the United States government has a moral obligation to provide the necessary resources to ensure the right decisions regarding compensation benefits to veterans are guaranteed."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "America’s seniors worked hard to leave a strong and vibrant national legacy. It is now our obligation to say, thank you."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Olivas briefly ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 3rd District. Olivas withdrew from the race prior to the primary election.[1]

2012

See also: Arizona's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Olivas ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 1st District. He withdrew before the primary.

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