Gary Johnson Addresses Town Hall Meeting at New England College
New England College hosted presidential candidate Gary Johnson (R-NM) in
the ECON-101 series of Town Hall meetings on November 11. The ECON-101
Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New
England College, was free and open to the public.
The ECON-101 series of Town Hall meetings provides an opportunity for political leaders to present their economic plan for America. Presidential candidate Gary Johnson discussed the national budget, taxes, and spending. The one-hour program included a presentation by the candidate and questions from the audience.
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Gary Johnson was elected governor of New Mexico in 1994 and served two terms. While governor, he became well known for his record of 750 vetoes – more than all governors combined. Johnson cut taxes 14 times and left the state with a balanced budget. He is an advocate for cost-benefit decision making rather than policies based on political ideology.
After his term as governor, Johnson launched the OUR America Institute in 2009. The organization is dedicated to fiscal responsibility, civil liberties, and rational public policy.
He is an avid outdoorsman and has climbed four of the highest mountains (including Mt. Everest) on all seven continents.
Johnson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico. While in college, he started a handyman business that grew to one of the state’s largest construction companies, employing over 1,000 people.
New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire provides an open venue for political candidates wishing to address Town Hall style gatherings. In 2004, New England College welcomed all nine Democratic candidates in the presidential race. NEC has served as the lead organizer for College Convention in 2004, 2008, and 2012. College Convention brings together college and high school students from across the country to interact with candidates, media personalities, political analysts, and activists, for a first-hand experience with the workings of American democracy. For more information, please contact Dr. Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr., Professor of Political Science, at 603-428-2295. Dr. Lesperance is a frequent contributor to the dialog on public policy, the political process, and emerging trends in politics.