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President — United States of America

— American Independent Party
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About this office

The president oversees the federal executive branch, approves new laws, submits a budget each year to Congress, leads U.S. foreign policy, and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.

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You must be registered as either American Independent or No Party Preference (formerly known as “Decline-to-State”). If you want to change your party registration before the election, you must re-register and select that party by May 23.

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Note: "American Independent" is not the same as independent or No Party Preference. It is an actual party and its members are limited to voting for candidates in the American Independent Party.

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Alan Spears

American Independent
Attorney at Law
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Protection of the Homeland by immediately halting...
  2. Foreign Policy/Diplomacy: The elimination of ISIS...
  3. Re-Structuring Government: The re-structuring and/or...
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Arthur Harris

American Independent
CEO and Chief engineer with the IE...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. No one left behind, jobs and housing for everyone....
  2. Medical and Dental for everyone The affordable care...
  3. Put everyone to work cleaning the environment and...
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Robert Ornelas

American Independent
Community Outreach Specialist, Entertainer,...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Creating Jobs- by reducing and enforcing regulations...
  2. Improving Education- increasing the proficiency rates...
  3. Strong Military- by stopping current downsizing and...
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Wiley Drake

American Independent
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J. R. Myers

American Independent
Behavioral Counselor
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Review and repeal of all unlawful Executive Orders.
  2. Decentralize most government services and control...
  3. Uphold immigration laws, protect our borders.
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James Hedges

American Independent
Musician & Public Official
Top 3 Priorities
  1. We will conduct foreign affairs with the preservation...
  2. We believe climate change to be an existential threat...
  3. Alcohol and tobacco together are responsible for 40%...
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Thomas Hoefling

American Independent
Activist
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American Independent
Attorney at Law
8,103 votes (19.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protection of the Homeland by immediately halting the influx of unvetted aliens -- particularly from the Middle East and Southwest Asia. I will initiate steps to build a robust fence along our southern and northern borders, monitored by Federal troop
  • Foreign Policy/Diplomacy: The elimination of ISIS by all means of military force reasonably necessary to accomplish the mission.
  • Re-Structuring Government: The re-structuring and/or elimination of government agencies that are create was and are not cost-effective. I will start with the IRS!

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attorney at Law
Criminal Defense Attorney, Various (1975–current)

Education

California Southern Law School J.D. (1975)
California Southern Law School Juris Doctor, Law (1975)
Western State University College of Law B.S., law (1971)
San Bernardino Valley College Associate of Arts Degree, political science (1969)

Biography

Alan is a highly respected Criminal Defense Trial Attorney. He earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science from San Bernardino Valley College in 1969, a Bachelor of Science in Law Degree from Western State University College of Law in 1971, and a Juris Doctor Degree from California Southern Law School in 1975. Alan was admitted to the California Bar on December 19th 1975. He is also admitted to the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, Nebraska Supreme Court (Inactive), U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California. Alan has proven skills as a Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer. For the past thirty-seven years Alan has been defending clients charged with capital murder, murder, serious felonies and lesser crimes. His private law practice is devoted exclusively to criminal defense. The emphasis of his practice is representing clients in complex capital murder cases. His experience in such cases is impressive. A partial list of clients Alan has defended in capital murder cases includes: People v. Steven Emil Braunwalder
People v. Cynthia Coffman, et al.
People v. David Crew
People v. Horace Kelly
People v. Jimmy Dale Kelley
People v. Ronald Eugene Lanphear
People v. Nolan Lopez (Trial Pending)
People v. Kelvin Shelby Malone
People v. Louis Mitchell, Jr.
People v. Ronald Eugene Reeve
People v. Kevin Roach (Trial Pending)
People v. William Manual Souza
People v. Phillip Edward Walz
People v. Danny Floyd Williamson  

 

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American Independent
CEO and Chief engineer with the IE Group LL C (Insurance, Real Estate, Bio-fuel, the "I" car)
7,216 votes (17.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • No one left behind, jobs and housing for everyone. We already spend a trillion a year.for the poor including medicade, and medicare. That would pay for 20 million new jobs. This would rain down a trillion dollars a year into the American economy
  • Medical and Dental for everyone The affordable care act (Obamacare) was never designed to cover everyone. At best 12% of the population will not be covered. We need a medical and dental clinic at every hospital.
  • Put everyone to work cleaning the environment and restoring our roads, bridges and waterways.

Experience

Experience

Profession:CEO and Chief engineer with the IE Group LL C (Insurance, Real Estate, Bio-fuel, the "I" car)
Insurance Agent, Research Scientist, and Real Estate Broker, The Intrepid Engineering Group (2000–current)
Manager and other positions, Cellular Phone Repair (1995–2000)
Member, U.S. Navy (1971–1974)

Biography

Arthur Harris is an industrialist entrepreneur working in many different fields including real estate development, transportation device production, biofuel production, financial planning and research and development.

He drifted from job to job until he landed the position as an insurance agent for National Life insurance company. then Lone Star life insurance company. he struggled year after year trying to bring in enough money to support his little family. With the help of his church they survived but continued to struggle until he decided to go back to school. He started to study television and radio at Pasadena City College then electrical engineering technology at DeVry University in the City of Industry, California. Going to school all day and working as a Titan for the Teamsters all night he suffered trying to bring his family through the darkest part of his life to his near complete exhaustion.

He seemed to have a talent for this, electronics. He stopped working as a Teamster and started working as an engineering technician at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He designed many of the test systems that are still in use today. As is the tradition at Jet Propulsion Laboratory his name is on several of the spacecraft traveling throughout the cosmos.

In 1995 he divorced his wife of 15 years due to irreconcilable differences and started a new job at Cellular Phone Repair services. He moved up the chain of command and became the general manager of technical services. Trained by all the cellular phone companies at the time by 1999 he became an authority in the cellular industry.

During his tenure at CPR he started tinkering with an old BD-5 aluminum airplane chassis and a 450 Honda motorcycle motor in his first “I” car prototype tearing up the desert. In what he would later  call the I car he narrowly escaped with minor burns as it bursts into flames in the Mojave desert  

In 1998 he married his second wife Robin Smyth where difficulties arose from his teenage boy and his substance abuse that caused the marriage to last about three months  They remain good friends to this day.

In the year 2000 he left CPR services and went into business for himself. Working as an insurance producer, and a cellular broker he sold thousands of cellular phones throughout the world.

His company” the Intrepid Engineering Group” started in the field of cellular communication. By 2000 he was sought out as a cellular consultant to many countries and traveled to many places throughout the world.

In 2007 he married Dr. Janet Oneal in Kensington Maryland in a private civil marriage. He continued working as an insurance agent and a research scientist for several years where in 2013 he started in his real estate business.

He competed in the reusable space craft competition for NASA submitting a design for a Space Elevator.  Because there were no materials that could be used for a 60000 mile counter weight he developed a way to create one meter and longer carbon nano tubes. . He started a bio-fuel company to use bio-Diesel

company is ready to start production of his beloved “I” car as soon as the Detroit facility is ready.

Because of the redevelopment of properties throughout United States he has seen the desolation, suffering, and hopelessness of many people in our country where his properties exist

Political Beliefs

There seems to be a total disconnection of what is happening within our communities,, The goal is to stop the downward spiral of hopelessness and get back to work.  We need to put America First.  There are 30 million real people suffering on a daily basis,, They’re worried about food and their survival. Lets get to work America

Candidate Contact Info

Email amharrisforpres@gmail.com
American Independent
Community Outreach Specialist, Entertainer, Pastor, Activist
7,164 votes (17%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Creating Jobs- by reducing and enforcing regulations holistically; taking into consideration the differences between small businesses, big businesses, rural, and industrial.
  • Improving Education- increasing the proficiency rates in math and English in public schools by allowing parents and students to chose their preferred schools and encouraging more charter schools.
  • Strong Military- by stopping current downsizing and changing perception that military is a political bargaining chip. American public should always trust that we will support our current, past, and future troops without making it a political issue.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Community Outreach Specialist, Entertainer, Pastor, Activist
Founder, S.O.G. Crew (1999–current)
Founder, Elite TV (2008–current)
Founder, S.O.G. Media & Promotions (2007–current)
Newscaster, Office of the President of Burundi (2011–2011)
Special Youth Advisor, Office of the Honorary Ambassador at Large of the Republic of Burundi (2010–2010)

Education

New Creation Outreach Pastoral License (2003)

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American Independent
5,476 votes (13%)
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Experience

Member, U.S. Navy (1960–not availa)
Pastor, First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park (1987–current)
Host, The Wiley Drake Show (not availa–current)
Pastor, various churches (1980–1987)

Education

California State University at Fullerton Bachelor’s, communications (not availa)

Candidate Contact Info

Email wileywiley@att.net
American Independent
Behavioral Counselor
5,475 votes (13%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Review and repeal of all unlawful Executive Orders.
  • Decentralize most government services and control of federal lands to the states.
  • Uphold immigration laws, protect our borders.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Behavioral Counselor
Behavioral Health Clinician III, Lynn Canal Counseling Services (2013–current)
Regional Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor, South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium (2011–2013)
Counselor, Myers Counseling and Consulting (2007–2011)
Emergency Services Clinician, Central Peninsula Counseling Services (2005–2011)
Homestead Team Care Coordinator/Outpatient Therapist, Central Peninsula Counseling Services (2004–2005)

Education

University of Great Falls Master of Professional Counseling (2001)
University of Great Falls Master of Human Services (1997)
University of Great Falls B.S., liberal arts (1991)

Biography

J.R.Myers, MHS/MPC/LPC/NCC/CDC1 P.O. Box 2086 Soldotna, AK 99669 USA 907-690-5200 Email: jr@jrmyersforpresident.com

OBJECTIVE:

To incorporate the full range of my education, experience, talents and abilities to impart hope and healing to America by restoring the Constitutional Rule of Law as the President of the United States of America.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Alaska Licensed Professional Counselor, 2006-present.
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), 2010-present.
  • Alaska Certified LPC Supervisor, 2010-present.
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor I (CDC1), 2/2013-2/2015.
  • Serving Our Veterans – Behavioral Health Certificate (20.5 CE Hours), Center for Deployment Psychology, 1/16/2012.

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Professional Counseling, University of Great Falls, MT, 05/2001.
  • Master of Human Services (an administrative degree), U.G.F., 08/1997.
  • Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts (Cum Laude), College of Great Falls, 12/1991.
  • Honors Program, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 1986.
  • Great Falls Vo-Tech, Respiratory Therapy Program, Great Falls, MT, 1985.
  • National Merit Semi-finalist, CMR High School, Great Falls, MT.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Chairman, Alaska Counseling Association 2013-2015.
  • Board Member, Haines Borough Fire Service Area #1, 2012-2013.
  • Board Member, Kenai Peninsula Borough Central Emergency Services 2010-11.
  • Chairman Kenai/Soldotna Mental Health Task Force, 2010.
  • Chairman Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association, 07/2007-2011.
  • Founder & Chairman Alaska Constitution Party, 2010-present.
  • Vice Chairman Alaskan Independence Party, 2008-2010.
  • Vice Chairman Alaska Counseling Assoc., 09/2007-10/2009 & 10/2012-9/2013.
  • Chairman Montana Reform Party 1999-2001.
  • Montana Secretary of State Reform Party Nominee, 2000.
  • Chairman Montana Coalition of Disabilities, 1999-2000.
  • Chairman S.E. Montana Mental Health Citizens Advisory Committee, 1998-99.
  • Chairman N.E. Montana Mental Health Citizens Advisory Committee, 1997-98.
  • Precinct Committeeman Flathead County Republican Party, 1994-96.
  • Board member Literacy Volunteers of America, Kalispell, Montana, 1993-95.
  • Chairman Montana Libertarian Party, 1987-1989.
  • Chairman Montana Coalition Against Poverty, 1982.
  • Board member Great Falls Native American Association/Health Clinic, 1981-82.

Political Beliefs

I Support the Seven Principles Of The Constitution Party:

 

  • Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
  • Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed  individual;
  • Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
  • Property: Each individual's right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
  • Constitution And Bill Of Rights: interpreted according to the actual intent of the founding fathers;
  • State's Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people.
  • American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.

National Constitution Party Platform:  http://constitutionparty.com/OurPrinciples/2012Platform/tabid/127/Default.aspx (link is external)

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American Independent
Musician & Public Official
4,462 votes (10.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • We will conduct foreign affairs with the preservation of Amereican liberty and independence as our chief objective. American garrisons in foreign countries should not exceed the level required to protect American diplomatic missions.
  • We believe climate change to be an existential threat to civilization. We will co-operate with other nations in mitigating its effects.
  • Alcohol and tobacco together are responsible for 40% of America's health care costs. We oppose the commercial production, transportation, and sale of all recreational drugs.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Musician & Public Official
Editor, The National Speleological Society Bulletin (not availa–not availa)
Member, U.S. Marine Band (not availa–not availa)
Tax Assessor, Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania (2002–2006)
Newspaper Reporter, Various (1990–2000)

Education

University of Iowa B.A., musical performance (not availa)
University of Maryland M.A., geography (not availa)

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American Independent
Activist
4,345 votes (10.3%)
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Experience

Profession:Activist
Founder and Chairman, America's Party (2008–current)

Candidate Contact Info

Email tomhoefling@gmail.com

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