Today’s Candidate: John Dashler


Today’s candidate of the day is John Dashler for Governor of Georgia.

I just learned about this guy a few weeks ago from Richard Winger of Ballot Access News. After looking over Dashler’s website, and trying to get a general feel for his background and positions, he’s become one of my favorite independent candidates this year.

I don’t think he has a serious chance of winning, but he is a successful businessman and a non-kook… which gives him an instant edge over most other politically inexperienced candidates for statewide office.

The website:

7 Responses to “Today’s Candidate: John Dashler”

  1. Will Says:

    Nice website! Too bad his grammar is so awful.

  2. Kyle B Says:

    so far I haven’t seen one mention of him in the local papers here in Georgia.
    I wish the website would give updates on how Dashler’s effort to get on the ballot is going. He has to get 30,000 plus signatures to do this so I will be impressed and somewhat surprised if he manages it

  3. Kyle B Says:

    I understated the number of signatures he needs, the total number he needs is around 40,000.

    If he does get on the ballot he will probably hurt the Libertarian candidate who usually gets around 2-4% of the vote in statewide races in Georgia

  4. undercover_ararchist Says:

    Looks like a kook to me.

  5. Craig Spinks Says:

    Dashler’s track-record as a Vietnam-era Signal Corps officer, as a highly successful entrepreneur in the floor covering and fast-food industries, and as a citizen active in education issues confronting his Dalton, GA community speaks for itself.

    John wants to bring his considerable leadership skills to the development and actualization of a vision for our state as it faces the deleterious consequences of failed social and educational policies.

    But he can’t do it with us.

  6. Austin Cassidy Says:

    Without us?

  7. Stephanie Says:

    (I am sure he meant, “without” us.)

    Georgians! Please visit his website and click the “VOLUNTEER” button and request to collect signatures for him. Here’s something we need to consider: If you feel his ISSUES and his VISION (socio-educational-econimical reform model) for Georgia deserve news media coverage, DEBATE opportunities and the ATTENTION of all candidates running for Governor for Georgia, we need to get him on the ballot!
    Stephanie, A very concerned Georgian and Dashler supporter

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