Archive for the 'Candidate Profile' Category

Thursday’s Candidate: Richard Ranzau

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Richard Ranzau, the Reform Party’s candidate for governor of Kansas.

Ranzau is a physician assistant from Wichita and a veteran of both the current war in Iraq and the original Persian Gulf War.

His primary issues of concern seem to be cracking down on illegal immigration, cutting the state’s dependence on foreign [...]

Wednesday’s Candidate: David Chastain

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

David Chastain, the Libertarian candidate for Georgia State School Superintendent.

This is part of a recent story in The Florida Times-Union that details why Chastain’s campaign might just resonate with voters this year:

Chastain makes a slightly different argument. He says things are backward at the state Department of Education. Unlike local [...]

Friday’s Candidate: Stephen Spring

Friday, June 30th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Stephen Spring, a Green Party member who is running for re-election to his seat on the Portland School Board in Maine.

Spring was first elected in November of 2003 with 55% of the vote.

Last year Spring was nominated to head the board’s Finance Committee, but was defeated at a controversial meeting [...]

Thursday’s Candidate: Chris Lugo

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Chris Lugo, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Tennessee.

Lugo is a 36 year old activist who’s worked with the Nashville Peace Coalition, Nashville Peace and Justice Center and Middle Tennessee Green Party.

He’s made nice use of multimedia on his campaign site.

The website: http://www.chris4senate.com

Wednesday’s Candidate: Richard Mack

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Richard Mack, the Libertarian for U.S. Senate representing the state of Arizona.

Mack is the former Sheriff of Graham County. In 1994 he was the first Sheriff in the country to file a lawsuit against the Brady bill, ultimately winning a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision. However, he was [...]

Tuesday’s Candidate: Gerald Sanders

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Gerald Sanders, the Peace and Freedom Party’s candidate for California Treasurer.

He’s a former public school teacher and socialist activist. Ten years ago, Sanders came quite close to winning a seat on the Oakland School Board:

In 1996 Gerald Sanders was approached by some Oakland teachers who wanted a pro-teacher and [...]

Friday’s Candidate: Jeff Toste

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Jeff Toste, Green Party candidate for Rhode Island State Senate in District 5.

This is Toste’s third run for this Senate seat. In 2002 he received 22% of the vote in a one-on-one race and in 2004 he improved that to a 29% showing. This year, however, there’s a [...]

Today’s Candidate: Dan Belforti

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Dan Belforti, Libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in New Hampshire’s First District.

He was also the party’s nominee for New Hampshire CD-1 in 2000 and 2002, first winning about 2% of the vote and later improving to 3.3% two years later.

Belforti has a pretty solid resume as a former [...]

Wednesday’s Candidate: Chief Wana Dubie

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Chief Wana Dubie, a Libertarian candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives.

His platform focuses on Hemp legalization as the central issue, and apparently his girlfriend is currently in prison for a parole violation.

He also has links to a number of September 11th conspiracy sites and some other fringe causes… including [...]

Tuesday’s Candidate: Dexter Kamilewicz

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Dexter Kamilewicz, independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Maine’s First District.

Kamilewicz is a former teacher and educational administrator with the Oxford Hills School District. His professional career has lead him to open his own real estate firm, the Acadia Bay Company. He’s also a peace activist [...]

Monday’s Candidate: Mary Starrett

Monday, June 19th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Mary Starrett, the Oregon Constitution Party’s candidate for governor.

Probably the biggest challenge facing her campaign will be getting voters attention in a race that already has a strong independent candidate running, State Senator Ben Westlund.

To her credit, Starrett boasts an impressive career in both broadcast journalism…

Starrett worked in television at [...]

Friday’s Candidate: Russ Diamond

Friday, June 16th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Russ Diamond, independent candidate running for Governor of Pennsylvania.

Diamond is the founder of PACleanSweep, an organization created in response to the infamous pay raise enacted by the state legislature.

In January, I was both humbled and honored to be named one of three “Citizens of the Year” by the Philadelphia Inquirer [...]

Thursday’s Candidate: Mark Yannone

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Mark Yannone, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress from Arizona’s third district.

Yannone has been a resident of Arizona for 25 years and is a graduate of ASU.

He is taking on Republican Congressman John Shadegg who was one of the three candidates that sought to replace Tom DeLay as majority leader [...]

Wednesday’s Candidate: Bill Boone

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Bill Boone, Libertarian for Missouri State Representative in the 140th district.

Boone has been a resident of Springfield, Missouri for almost four decades and is campaigning on a platform that includes controlling illegal immigration, ensuring personal property rights, lowering taxes, and protecting our right to bear arms. He also advocates [...]

Tuesday’s Candidate: Robert Healey

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Robert Healey for Lt. Governor of Rhode Island. He is the founder and chief organizer of the Cool Moose Party, a surprisingly strong force in Rhode Island politics during the 90’s.

Healy is an attorney who has made numerous runs for office including two bids for Governor. In 1994, [...]

Monday’s Candidate: Mark “MAJIC” Jones

Monday, June 12th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Mark “MAJIC” Jones, Libertarian for Greene County Presiding Commissioner in Missouri.

Jones is the owner of MAJIC Painting & Wallcovering and is campaigning to restore fiscal responsibility to the Greene County government.

He’s also challenged elected officials to take a voluntary 2% pay-cut and has pledged that…

If elected I plan to donate [...]

Friday’s Candidate: It’s Me…

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
—Theodore Roosevelt

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TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Me.

This November I will be dipping [...]

Thursday’s Candidate: Dodie Lovett

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Dodie Lovett, the Green Party’s candidate for Pennsylvania State Assembly in District 108.

Lovett is a grandmother, environmental activist, and a mime teacher. She holds local leadership positions with both the ACLU and Sierra Club. She’s also the author of a work on Mary Todd Lincoln.

Her campaign site [...]

Wednesday’s Candidate: John Binkowski

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

John Binkowski, the Minnesota Independence Party’s candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in District 6.

Binkowski is a grad student at the University of Wisconsin and a former project coordinator for Johnson Controls. Currently he’s working full time on his Congressional campaign.

And apparently he plans to run a pretty clean [...]

Tuesday’s Candidate: Bob Brister

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Bob Brister, the Green Party candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Utah’s 2nd District.

From the campaign website…

Bob has been active in the Green Party since the first national Green Gathering in the U.S. was held in 1987. That same year, he attended the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont [...]

Monday’s Candidate: Paul King

Monday, June 5th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Paul King for U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 50th District. He is running as the Libertarian Party nominee in tomorrow’s special election and November’s regularly scheduled general election.

King owns his own staffing company and is campaigning on a platform of budgetary reform and transparency in government.

The website: http://www.paulkingforcongress.com

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Friday’s Candidate: Frodo?

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Frodo… err… Dan Litwin is running for U.S. Congress as a Libertarian in California’s 51st District.

He… ummm… well, I’ll just let him explain it via his website.

My name is Dan “Frodo” Litwin, and I am running for Congress in California’s 51st Congressional district as the first of many in the [...]

Thursday’s Candidate: Joe Keating

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Joe Keating for Governor of Oregon. He is running as the Green Party nominee.

Keating is a Vietnam veteran who boasts an impressive resume of business success and political activism…

When Joe returned to New York, he was an investment banker for the Wall Street investment banking firm of Thomson & [...]

Wednesday’s Candidate: David Schlosser

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

David Schlosser for U.S. Congress in Arizona’s first district. He is running as a candidate of the Libertarian Party and is experienced in the public relations field.

According to his campaign website…

He spent two and a half years campaigning to elect successful two-term governor Bill Graves. After serving Governor Graves [...]

Tuesday’s Candidate: Dick Clark

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Dick Clark is running for Alabama State Representative in the 79th District. He is the Libertarian Party nominee and will face the State House minority leader in the Fall.

Clark is a recent graduate of Auburn University with a B.A. in English (concentration in Technical and Professional Communication) and a [...]