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Richard Gillmor
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 8
PartyIndependent
Personal
BirthdayMarch 22, 1947
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
Websites
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Richard Gillmor was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Florida. He was defeated by Bill Posey on November 6, 2012.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Gillmor's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Term Limits
Excerpt: "I support term limits for both houses of Congress. I have signed a pledge to serve no more than 2 terms!"
  • Balanced Budget
Excerpt: "Virtually all states, counties, and cities in America must balance their respective budgets. The Federal Government must be reined in. We don't have a Tax Problem, we are suffering from a Spending Problem."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "We must get off foreign oil, period! America has an abundant supply of oil and natural gas we should be tapping as we search for clean alternative fuel sources like solar, tidal geothermal, and ultimately hydrogen"
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "We must secure our borders. Let's give our returning servicemen and women that mission instead of putting them on the unemployment line!"
  • Jobs/Economy
Excerpt: "The Federal Government needs to get smaller, not larger! Reducing onerous regulations, and encouraging investment in America, will help kick start the economy."

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gillmor ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 8th District. Gillmor ran as an Independent.[3] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. He was defeated by Bill Posey on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey Incumbent 58.9% 205,432
     Democratic Shannon Roberts 37.5% 130,870
     Independent Richard Gillmor 3.6% 12,607
Total Votes 348,909
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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