November 8 2016 shall be the decisive day in US and world politics as the nation goes to elect its next president. There are five strong candidates from the Democratic (Hillary Clinton), Republican (Donald trump), Libertarian (Gary Earl Johnson), Green (Jill Stein), Constitution (Darrell Castle) parties and one Independent nominee (Evan McMullin). According some of the recent forecasts online, the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton seems to be favoured to become next president. However republican Donald trump is not far behind. With 26 days and 13 hours to go the results could favour anyone. With so much of attention on these two main runners, the others seem to have been pushed to the sidelines. Today we take a look at some these nominees and their contributions.
Gary Earl Johnson
Gary Earl Johnson is an author, business entrepreneur and a politician from Minot in North Dakota. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico in 1975.
- He was elected as the Republican governor of New Mexico twice in succession from 1994 to 2012 due to his efforts to bring social, economical, political and cultural changes for betterment in the state. He was responsible for budget surplus in the state, bringing sizeable cuts to the state government size and expenses.
- He was able to stop increases in taxes for six years, improved health services and vetoed more than 750 bills, which is said to be higher than all the other state governors could manage to do.
In 2011 December he joined the Libertarian party and got nominated as the presidential nominee. He polled 3% of the votes, while he had aimed at 5% which would give rights for federal funding and ballot access to the Libertarian candidates. He has been campaigning for the 2016 presidential elections and he can be reached at https://www.johnsonweld.com/.
Darrell Castle is an attorney from Memphis with major degrees in Law, political science and history (1966 to 1970). He has served as officer in the US Marine Corps and worked as attorney. In this year’s campaign he has made protection of the US constitution as one of his main goals. Withdrawal from UN and NATO is another agenda he is working for. He can be contacted at http://castle2016.com/home/.
Jill Stein is a physician and politician from Chicago. She has been a medical practitioner for over 25 years after completing her graduation from Harvard medical School. Since 1998 she has been working to improve the social life of people in order to bring better health conditions. She has also been in the forefront of environmental movements in the Unites States since 1998. In this year’s campaign she is focusing on ending unemployment and poverty. Strengthen national economy and deescalate the rates of pollution. She hopes to bring about substantial volume of transformation in peoples mindset over bringing a third party to power other than the Democrats and Republicans who have been winning so far. She can be contacted at http://www.jill2016.com/.