Name: Dick McCormick
Marital Status: Married
Current Residence: Washington State
Position / Employer: Financial Advisor / Economist
Sixty-four is perhaps a little late to be having a mid-life crisis so how else can one explain a desire to run for President of the United States? It has been suggested that crazy, wacko and delusional go a long way in explaining the desire to “run.” The truth is I find myself frustrated by Government at all levels.
Perhaps it is a bit pretentious to believe I could run for President and actually think that others would stop to listen to my ideas, let alone vote for me, but this is where I find myself. Not seeing any other individual; Republican, Democrat, or Independent, who is willing to articulate responsible fiscal policies and also embrace middle of the road social values, I have decided to run for President. I wish to give leadership and a voice to those “middle of the road radicals” who now represent over one-third of the voting public.
We previously voted for “hope and change” and received more of the same. As a candidate I will advance solutions to problems that offer real hope and real change. We need simple answers to complex questions. We need common sense government free from the influence of lobbyists who routinely buy political favor to advance their agenda. As a truly independent candidate for President, I will represent the public without being a slave to the Republican or Democratic parties.
Mr. McCormick is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in finance. For forty years he has been a financial advisor/economist dealing with individuals and their financial needs on a daily basis. His business is highly regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of Government’s largest and most bureaucratic institutions. He has experienced firsthand the effect of rules and regulations handed down by a government agency which has given him priceless insight into the workings of Government.
As an investment advisor it is also imperative to be well informed on current political and economic events. Daily events force you to think through the cause and effect of each political action or inaction.
In their community Mr. McCormick and his wife have been actively engaged in community programs for decades. They have served on local community councils and committees in addition to managing and financing a homeless shelter that operates eight months of each year.