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(VT) Cris Ericson, Democratic party candidate for governor, will participate in debate, July 21st

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Cris Ericson, Democratic party candidate for governor, will participate in debate.

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FOLA Features Gubernatorial Candidates Forum July 21

FOLA will sponsor a gubernatorial candidates forum on Thursday, July 21 at 7 PM at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. All candidates for Governor who are running in contested party elections have been invited to participate. (Including Cris Ericson who is on the Democratic party primary election ballot, but has been wrongfully excluded from the majority of candidate debates and forums!)
The forum will consist of questions directed at the candidates by the moderator, Ralph Pace, followed by questions from the audience. Candidates will be given equal time to answer the questions based on time constraints monitored by the timer.

Questions will deal with regional and statewide issues. For further information, call (802) 228-7239 or email info@fola.us.

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will somebody please go vote on election day? (TUESDAY, November 3, 2015) The U.S. Marijuana Party of Kentucky supports Drew and Heather Curtis for Governor of Kentucky 2015. PLEASE VOTE!

Gubernatorial campaign

Drew Curtis announced his candidacy on January 23, 2015 for the upcoming election for the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.[17] With his wife Heather as his running mate, the platform revolves around a "Citizen Candidate" philosophy of common sense and data-driven decisions, no experiments, leaving people alone, having no party alignment, and taking special-interest money out of the political process. The stated hope is to build a blueprint for regular, real people in all 50 states/commonwealths to be able to create constructive disruptions in a broken system, in order to run competitively in elections.[18] He will face the Republican Party nominee, businessman Matt Bevin, and the Democratic Party nominee, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, in the November 3 general election.

Drew Heather Curtis

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Fark.com founder Drew Curtis announces bid for Kentucky governor

 

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“That was when I realized,” said independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis, “that if I didn’t run — and win — we’re all screwed.”

“Whichever party comes in will push forth the party platform, and the problem is this, it’s that neither party has all the right ideas, and they will make decisions on policy based on what their party tells them to do or what their donors tell them to do,” Curtis said.

He said he would sign into law a measure allowing the use of recreational marijuana in the state if the legislature approved it.

 

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(NOTE:  Last day to register to vote for the general election.
October 5, 2015)

 

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October 2015 Dates

Last day to register to vote for the general election.
October 5, 2015

General: Members of the Armed Forces confined to a military base on election day who learn of that confinement within 7 days or less of an election may make application to vote absentee in the county clerk’s office.
October 27, 2015

November 2015 Dates

Members of the Armed Forces confined to a military base on election day who learn of that confinement within 7 days or less of an election may make application to vote absentee in the county clerk’s office.
November 2, 2015 –

Bowling Green Mayoral Election – Current Mayor: Bruce Wilkerson – Population(58,067)
November 3, 2015

General Election Day (first Tuesday after first Monday inNovember).Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., prevailing time.County boards of elections to be in session all day.Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m., prevailing time.
November 3, 2015

Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot (not later than close of business 7 days before election). Applications must be received by this day.
November 27, 2015

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The U.S. Marijuana Party of Kentucky supports Drew and Heather Curtis for Governor of Kentucky 2015. PLEASE VOTE!

By Gatewood Galbraith From the Upcoming Special Activist Issue of Cannabis Culture Magazine, March-April, #65. (2006)

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Gatewood for Governor, Kentucky
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Howdy Folks! My name is Gatewood Galbraith.

My running mate Mark Wireman and I are candidates for the May 2007 Democratic Party Primary; I’m seeking nomination for Governor of Kentucky, and he for Lieutenant Governor. Of course, the winner of the battle between Democrats then faces a Republican in the Fall 2007 Kentucky General Election.

I have run for Governor of Kentucky three times. Twice, in the Democratic Primaries in 1991 and 1995, the Party froze me out because I championed cannabis as a cash crop for our farmers. In 1999, I ran as the Reform Party candidate in the November General Election and received 15.3 percent of the vote – after Jesse Ventura, Ross Perot, and Bernie Sanders, it was the best showing of any third Party candidate in America for the past 50 years. My last statewide race was in 2003 as an Independent for Attorney General. I received 110,00 votes (10 percent) despite the fact that I only went to 12 of our 120 counties and spent less then $20,000. (That’s 40 percent of the votes I need to win this 2007 Primary.) Everyone who heard our message of personal privacy, education, and self-determination supported it, but we simply weren’t able to adequately fund the effort. We must not allow that to happen this time.

I rejoined the Democratic Party in 2006 because the current Republican Governor has been such a disappointment (he was indicted!) that the smart money says the Democrat nominee will be the next Governor. The leadership of Kentucky’s Democratic Party is up in the air given the failures of the past, so should Mark and I win this Primary, we would resurrect the Democratic Party to once again be the voice of the People.

Ours is a multi-issue campaign focusing on Issues and Solutions. The "Issues" in Kentucky are poverty and illiteracy. In the past six years, Kentucky has gone from being the 10th poorest state to being 6th poorest. We have lost $2,100 in median income during those same six years ($36,400 annual average to $34,300). That’s going backwards, folks! But it’s not hard to see why: in 1991, over 68 percent of our state budget was for Education; in 2006, it was 60 percent. At the same time, we have added thousands of prison cells throughout the state and call it "growing the economy". Our politicians would rather imprison us than educate us! What farce this War on Drugs has been!

We have "Solutions" for these problems. Immediately, and until the laws are changed, cannabis should be the lowest priority of law enforcement with no arrests for possession. As soon as possible, I would like to see it decriminalized. Citizens arrested for "hard" drugs should be treated for their addiction, not imprisoned. We must educate our children – not only in the scholastic sense, but also about their freedoms and their duties as citizens to defend them. Our nation is being "dumbed down" about how the American Revolution sought to give individuals the tools of a Constitutional form of government to allow them to remain free. We need to re-ignite the American Revolution by taking the reins of government from the hands of the special interests and returning them to We, the People.

To encourage education I propose the Commonwealth Incentive, whereby every High School graduate in Kentucky gets a $5,000 voucher for books, tuition and fees at any institution of further learning within Kentucky – be it truck-driving school, cosmetology, electronics training, vocational training, community colleges or the University of Kentucky. No spending on pizza, rent, beer or other creature comforts; money is only spent when the student decides what they want to learn, and where they want to learn it, encouraging young people to stay in school. This should also attract vocational schools to the state. We also believe it should be mandatory that students in grades 4 through 12 should take mandatory civics and American Government courses – the current system is failing to truly educate out youth about our US history, rights, voting, politicians, and democracy! As for the environment, which our young people also need: we support tax incentives for our existing state industries to establish and maintain state-of-the-art environmental compliance with all regulations.

These and other facets of our platform and positions are expressed in my autobiography, The Last Free Man in America: Meets The Synthetic Subversion, available online at Amazon.com or by contacting us. It recounts my efforts over the past 35 years to change the cannabis laws and my friendships with Jack Herer, Marc Emery, and Willie Nelson (among many others). Willie has done three benefit concerts for me; he and I appeared on the front and back covers of the January 1991 issue of High Times. That was when I introduced Willie to biofuels. I drove my hemp oil fueled Mercedes across Kentucky as part of my campaign, the first time in 50 years that an automobile powered by hemp oil had traveled on a US highway. Now Willie is leading the biofuel pack with WN biodiesel. What a guy! I tell you all this because freedom loving people everywhere – and particularly my favorites, the cannabis community – should be aware that my election in this year’s campaign would be a giant step toward positive change not only in Kentucky where the benefits will be immediate, but nationwide as the effects of our changes become apparent.

Because the two largest newspapers and various other media in Kentucky have boycotted me in the past, we anticipate that they will do so again in this race. Therefore, we must raise sufficient finances to air our message by traditional means, to mount a winning campaign. We ask for your support in the form of a contribution; $100 is less than the court costs of speeding tickets in many states, so $100 spent towards actually changing laws is money well directed. If you can send $1,000 (the maximum allowable), we will be greatly honored, as we will be by donations of any amount. We can’t accept cash, but please send your check or money order to: Galbraith for Governor, P.O. Box 1438, Lexington, Kentucky 40588. We need your name, address, occupation and telephone number. You can also contribute online at Gatewood.com. (Election laws prevent Canadians or other foreigners from making donations to American campaigns so, unfortunately, we can only accept money from US citizens.)

Folks, I know you are aware of others who may have run for public office on the cannabis issue alone, but this campaign is much more extensive than that. Cannabis is a forefront matter in this race because it is interwoven with other real issues Americans and Kentuckians face in modern day-to-day life. No other candidate of our persuasion has more command of these other issues than I do, which makes me qualified to be Governor. All we lack right now is the funding and public support, and I’m asking you to please pitch in. God Bless You All.

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drew curtis (Independent) for governor has said he would sign into law a measure allowing the use of recreational marijuana in the state of Kentucky if the legislature approved it.

By Jack Brammer

jbrammer@herald-leader.comAugust 10, 2015

FRANKFORT — Digital entrepreneur Drew Curtis and his wife, Heather Curtis, paid $500 and submitted more than 9,000 signatures Monday morning to enter the race for Kentucky governor and lieutenant governor as independents.

The secretary of state’s office said a few hours later that the husband-and-wife team from Versailles had submitted at least 5,000 valid signatures of registered Kentucky voters, as required by law, and therefore would appear on the Nov. 3 ballot.

The major party names on the ballot are Democrat Jack Conway and running mate Sannie Overly, and Republican Matt Bevin and running mate Jenean Hampton.

Tuesday is the deadline for independent candidates to enter the race.

Drew and Heather Curtis, both 42, are not the first married couple to run for the state’s two highest elective offices. Steven Maynard and his wife, Bonnie, of Inez ran for governor and lieutenant governor in the 1995 Democratic primary. Paul Patton won the nomination.

The Conway campaign said it had nothing to say about the Curtis campaign. The Bevin campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Speaking at a news conference in front of the Capitol, Drew Curtis said he and his wife were citizen candidates, not politicians.

Curtis said he didn’t know from which political party he would draw more votes, but he predicted he would win the race and not be a spoiler. He was a Democrat before changing to an independent last year.

Curtis said that Conway has yet to say no to any question that begins with "would you fund this?" and that Bevin can’t remember his policy positions "20 minutes after he says them."

As governor, Curtis said, he would consult with his friends in Silicon Valley and try to use his digital entrepreneurship background to bring broadband Internet access to all parts of Kentucky.

Curtis is founder of Fark.com, a news aggregation website. He described it as a combination of The Daily Show and the Drudge Report.

He said he would "use a lot of social media" to win the race and would not accept campaign contributions from special interests.

To participate in some of the upcoming debates, Curtis said, he would need to attract at least 10 percent of the vote in public polling. In a recent Bluegrass Poll, Curtis stood at 8 percent.

On issues, Curtis said he thought the state has enough money to continue funding an expanded Medicaid program in 2017, but he wasn’t sure about 2020.

He said he would sign into law a measure allowing the use of recreational marijuana in the state if the legislature approved it.

He also said county clerks should "do their job" and issue marriage licenses to all qualifying couples.

Curtis said he voted for Democrat Barack Obama for president in 2008 but had forgotten his presidential preference in 2012.

Of this year’s down-ticket candidates for other state constitutional offices, he said he liked lieutenant governor candidate Hampton, saying they had talked about popular fictional characters "Batman" and The Walking Dead.

Curtis declined to be pegged as a liberal or conservative, calling himself "an ultra-pragmatist."

He said he chose his wife to be his running mate because they have operated a company together for 16 years and make "a great team."

Heather Curtis said her husband was "brilliant" and that "he moves mountains."

Heather Curtis acknowledged that she first said no when her husband told her he would like to run for governor and wanted her to be his running mate.

Curtis’ campaign manager is Andrew Sowders. His campaign communications director is Heather Chapman.

Jack Brammer: (859) 231-1302. Twitter: @BGPolitics. Blog: bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/10/3982402/farkcom-founder-drew-curtis-files.html#storylink=cpy