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Scott Gesty

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Scott Gesty
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Delaware, District 1
PartyLibertarian
Education
Bachelor'sRichard Stockton College, New Jersey, 1992
Websites
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Scott Gesty was a 2012 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the At-Large Congressional District of Delaware.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Gesty's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • National Debt
Excerpt: "America is being consumed by debt. When Congressman Ron Paul introduced House Bill 1207 to audit the Federal Reserve in early 2010, the national debt stood at $11 Trillion. Today, thanks in no small part to the Fed’s “Quantitative easing,” the debt is approaching $17 Trillion—a 55% increase in under three years. We still have not audited the Fed."
  • Taxation
Excerpt: "The current tax code is not just expensive and impossible to understand; it is also immoral and manipulated to serve special interests. You have the right to ALL the fruits of your labor, and the government needs to quit picking your pocket. At the same time, the US Constitution gives Congress the power to tax in order to promote the “general welfare” and fund the “common defense.”"
  • Education
Excerpt: "Federal dollars normally pay for only about 6.6% of public education spending in Delaware, but dictatorial Federal programs like No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top have seriously damaged our schools instead of helping them. Regulatory compliance with US Department of Education programs sometimes costs more than the total amount awarded to the schools."
  • Foreign Policy
Excerpt: "Our leaders’ obsession with playing global policeman is bleeding us dry and draining the Treasury. We need a foreign policy and a military structure that concentrates on defending America, not fighting unconstitutional wars, protecting poppy fields in Afghanistan, or propping up dictators around the globe."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "The recent Supreme Court decision declaring the “individual mandate” of Obamacare to be constitutional as a tax has laid the groundwork for a complete government takeover of our healthcare system. Millions of Americans are now waiting to see how long their insurance will continue to be valid, and millions of others wonder when we might see the beginning of rationed care."

Elections

2012

See also: Delaware's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012

Gesty ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Delaware's at-large District. Gesty sought the nomination on the Libertarian ticket.[2] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was July 10, 2012. Gesty ran unopposed in the primary and advanced to the general election on November 6, 2012, where he was defeated by John Carney.[3]

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent 64.7% 238,081
     Republican Thomas Kovach 33.2% 122,062
     Green Bernard August 1.1% 4,085
     Libertarian Scott Gesty 1.1% 3,926
Total Votes 368,154
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

No campaign finance reports are available.[4]

Personal

Gesty and his wife, Maria, have one child.[5]

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