Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of New Mexico






Full Name: Gary Earl Johnson
Birthdate: Jan. 1, 1953
Birthplace: Minot, ND
Marital Status: Engaged
Children: Two
Religion: Lutheran

Involvement:
  • President and CEO, Cannabis Sativa Inc, July 2014-Jan. 4, 2016
  • Presidential Nominee, Libertarian Party, 2012
  • Founder and Honorary Chairman, Our America Initiative PAC, 2009-present
  • Governor, New Mexico, 1995-2003
  • Founder and Owner, Big J Enterprises, 1976-1999

Education:
  • BS, Political Science, University of New Mexico, 1975

Affiliations and Awards:
  • Member, Board of Directors, Students for Liberty, Apr. 2011-present
  • President, Hi Beta
  • Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Alpha Security Group Corp.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Honorary Board, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Republican Liberty Caucus
  • Member, Advisory Board, Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
  • Member, Advisory Council, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
  • Member, Advisory Board, Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Anderson School of Management

Other:
  • On Dec. 28, 2011, Johnson ended his Republican campaign for president, registered as a Libertarian, and announced his campaign to seek the Libertarian nomination for the 2012 presidential election
  • Has climbed all of the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each continent): Mount Everest, Mount Elbrus, Denali, Mount Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mount Vinson, and Carstensz Pyramid
  • Completed five Ironman Triathalons
  • Mountain biked the eight-day Adidas TransAlps Challenge in Europe
  • Completed the Bataan Memorial Death March, a 26.2 mile course through the desert.
  • Involved in a near-fatal paragliding accident on Oct. 12, 2005
  • Built his own house in Taos, New Mexico
  • Used his veto power over 750 times while Governor of New Mexico
  • Endorsed Ron Paul for President in 2008

Select Publications:
  • Seven Principles of Good Government: Gary Johnson on Politics, People and Freedom, 2012