Here is a listing on the Reform Party and affiliated candidates that are running this year in 2012 for their various State and federal offices
Kathleen Curry recently made the decision to run for House District 61 because they need experienced, nonpartisan representation at the State House. She believes our elected representatives should be focused on the needs of the people in their district vs. the wishes of the Denver political establishment. The Colorado Reapportionment Commission’s decision to divide Gunnison and Delta Counties into multiple house districts is a great example of how the needs of the people on the Western Slope were not the priority of the decision-makers in Denver. As Kathleen Curry did for the six years she served in the State House, she will continue to provide strong leadership on the issues that are so important to those that live in the mountain communities – water, oil and gas development, agriculture, and tourism and recreation.
If re-elected she will continue to advocate for the people in her district. With regard to fracking specifically, she believe that the state’s policy regarding the disclosure of fracking components is the right thing. In order to verify whether or not there are impacts associated with the injection of fracking compounds one has to know what materials were used in the first place.
Name: William Cleave Drummond II
Position / Employer: Freelance Website Designer & Artist
Office Running For: US House Candidate Florida District 1
Mr. Drummond is a certified Commercial Artists and at one time had a current certification as a Nursing Assistant. Once he finished school he went into the commercial arts field and has been a sign painter, a screen printer, a heraldic artist and a design artist through the years till starting to work online as a freelance artist and designer while taking care of his son at home who is autistic. He has been involved with the gaming development and has his name on 2 commercial titles. He has continued to be active in both the design and gaming industry as well as active in the Reform Party as Secretary / Treasurer of the Florida Reform Party.
Currently he is running for Congress and continues to do freelance work that includes painting signs, providing custom calligraphy, website design as well as running an entertainment blog that does reviews of games and films with his wife.
Name: Margaret Chapman
Position / Employer: US Army Veteran
Office Running For: US House Candidate N.J. District 1
Margaret Chapman served in the United States Army doing basic training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama and was then stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington. She was married while stationed at Ft. Lewis and left the Army due to being pregnant. her daughter was born at Ft. Lewis in 1977.
Later while stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado her son was born at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in 1979. In 1980 she moved back to New Jersey with her two children where she raised them as a single parent.
This is Margaret Chapman’s third attempt at taking the Congressional seat in the First Congressional District.
She has worked since age 16 and is hopeful that people will give her the opportunity to help to effect change that will improve their lives. Congress was created so that people would have a voice and we have lost that voice to career politicians who have used their political seats to become wealthy and have lost sight of what people need.
Name: Jack Freudenheim
Position / Employer: IT staffing and consultant
Office Running For: New Jersey Twelfth Congressional District
Jack Freudenheim (pronounced froy-den-hime), loosely translated from German, it means happy home. Jack is a long time resident of Plainfield, New Jersey, living there since 1988. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and a father of two. Jack has been employed by a small IT staffing company for the past nine years and a consultant in IT for several Fortune 500 companies.
Over the past 20 years, Jack set his priorities on his family and providing a healthy and stable home. He coached soccer for his children through grammar school and arranged his schedule to be at as many school functions as possible. This hands-on involvement has developed a very close relationship with his two daughters. They are both now enrolled in college, his oldest, a communication major, his younger daughter enrolled in a speech pathology program.
He believes that communication and compromise are the keys to strong relationships. It takes these kinds of relationships to negotiate in congress. Jack will fight for what is right for the people of New Jersey and the people of America.
Name: Herb Tarbous
Office Running For: US House Candidate N.J. District 6
Name: John Lewis
Position / Employer: e-Vision Project Development Corporation
Office Running For: S.C. House of Representative District 31
John Lewis is a native of Landrum, South Carolina. He recently moved to Spartanburg with his wife in District 31. He graduated from Landrum High School in 1988. He attended four years of undergraduate studies at South Carolina State University majoring was Political Science. Immediately after school, he then returned to Landrum to provide daily care for his ailing grandparents. John sacrificed numerous years and various career opportunities, to remain at home and care for his elderly grandparents until their passing.
He is active within the community and a life-long member and Trustee Board member of Star Bethel Church of God. He is the consultant with e-Vision Project Development Corporation, a software and web development agency. He served as member of the Landrum City Zoning Commission for several years.Being raised in a small community,John understands and appreciates the need to build and maintain vibrant, safe and healthy neighborhoods throughout all of District 31.
He feels that the reduction of taxes, improvement of worker training, and less regulatory red tape will attract more businesses to needed communities within District 31. He believes there should be provided broad growth and mentorship oriented, permanent incentives for economic activity across all sectors and industries within District 31.
Name: Josh Young
Position / Employer: Sales Representative
Office Running For: Wisconsin State Assembly 3rd District seat
Advocates term limits for all elected officials. Supports requirement for a federal balanced budget amendment and would require the government to balance the budget before moving forward with the calendar year. Also would require a line by line analysis of state budget to rid the taxpayers of duplicate and ineffective government programs. Proposes the bi-partisan redrawing of districts following a new census. Would require equal representation in committee of all parties involved in legislature. Proposes repeal of Wisconsin state income tax for all individuals. Would then support the increase of the Wisconsin sales tax. Also supports a decrease in the corporate tax rate to increase economic development. Advocates a “no tax increase” policy in all areas of government except where a sales tax would increase due to the repeal of the state income tax.
Supports equal access of education for all children. Supports control of education at the state and local level. Supports immigration reform that does not include amnesty for illegal aliens currently in the United States. Supports immediate immigrant status for children and spouses only until a concrete immigration policy can be created and enforced.
Will work diligently to stay in direct contact with all constituents of my assembly district to ensure that the above mentioned platform items are carried out and relayed to the people in a timely and effect manner.