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{{tnr}}'''Mark Gibson''' a 2012 [[Independent]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Virginia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012|the 11th Congressional District]] of [[Virginia]].
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{{tnr}}'''Mark Gibson''' was a 2012 [[Independent]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Virginia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012|the 11th Congressional District]] of [[Virginia]]. He was defeated by [[Gerald Connolly]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Virginia ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
According to Gibson's website, his campaign themes include:  
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According to Gibson's website, his campaign themes included:  
 
* Taxes: "Scrap everything and start fresh with a broad-based system that draws from three revenue sources:  sales transactions, wage income, and investment income.
 
* Taxes: "Scrap everything and start fresh with a broad-based system that draws from three revenue sources:  sales transactions, wage income, and investment income.
 
* Budget: "The long-term goal for the budget must be debt reduction to ease the burden of interest payments that now exceed 6 percent of the budget."
 
* Budget: "The long-term goal for the budget must be debt reduction to ease the burden of interest payments that now exceed 6 percent of the budget."
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
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Gibson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012|11th District]]. He is running as an Independent candidate.  He faces [[Gerald Connolly]] (D), [[Chris Perkins]] (R), [[Peter Marchetti]] (I), [[Chris DeCarlo]] (I), and [[Joe Galdo]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Cidate_Information/Cidate_Lists/CidatesList.asp Virginia candidate lists]</ref>
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Gibson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012|11th District]]. He ran as an Independent candidate.  He faced [[Gerald Connolly]] (D), [[Chris Perkins]] (R), [[Peter Marchetti]] (I), [[Chris DeCarlo]] (I), and [[Joe Galdo]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Cidate_Information/Cidate_Lists/CidatesList.asp Virginia candidate lists]</ref>  He was defeated by [[Gerald Connolly]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Virginia ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
  
 
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Mark Gibson
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U.S. House, Virginia, District 11
PartyIndependent
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ProfessionChief Operating Officer
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Mark Gibson was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. He was defeated by Gerald Connolly on November 6, 2012.[1]
U.S. House, Virginia District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Connolly Incumbent 61% 202,606
     Republican Chris Perkins 35.5% 117,902
     Green Joe Galdo 0.7% 2,195
     Independent Peter Marchetti 0.6% 1,919
     Independent Chris DeCarlo 0.9% 3,027
     Independent Mark Gibson 1.1% 3,806
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 788
Total Votes 332,243
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Campaign themes

According to Gibson's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Taxes: "Scrap everything and start fresh with a broad-based system that draws from three revenue sources: sales transactions, wage income, and investment income.
  • Budget: "The long-term goal for the budget must be debt reduction to ease the burden of interest payments that now exceed 6 percent of the budget."
  • Healthcare: "Reduce government's footprint – currently 50 percent of all U.S. healthcare spending – while seeking economies of scale."Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag He was defeated by Gerald Connolly on November 6, 2012.[2]

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