Republican presidential hopeful and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore speaks to supporters at the annual Republican Party of Iowa's Abraham Lincoln Unity Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa April 14, 2007. REUTERS/Frank Polich /Landov

Interview with Jim Gilmore

Governor Gilmore is running for President to stop the jobs from being shipped overseas, increase wages, and offer his experience in national security and foreign policy. The economy must grow by changing existing laws such as the Dodd Frank Act and remove the regulations that have bogged down the community banks. Gilmore would like reform the tax code and eliminate the death tax. He says the EPA is out of control and should be reigned in. Gilmore increased funding for two of Virginia’s historically black universities, Norfolk State University and Virginia State University. Under Governor Gilmore’s guidance, Virginia created its first cabinet-level position to oversee an aggressive move into technology and developed the nation’s first Internet policy well before the full potential of the web was realized.

His economic development policies also led to the creation of than 200,000 jobs during his term.
Experience
Jim Gilmore served as the 68th governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. Gilmore gained national prominence during his campaign and governorship by advocating conservative policies that directly addressed the daily concerns of working men and women in every Virginia community.
Gilmore’s legacy of nearly two decades of public service is highlighted by significant policy work on the major issues of taxation, homeland security and by a determined focus to bring people together from different beliefs and backgrounds.

Friend to Small Business

As chairman of the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, Gilmore led a faction that resisted any efforts to recommend legislation that increased taxes to Congress, even though the stance prevented the commission from reaching any kind of consensus. He has been a strong friend to internet small businesses over the years, keeping in the spirit of free market.

Immigration

Gilmore rejects Trumpism, he does not agree with removal of natural born citizenship. Gilmore would like to eliminate sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants. Gilmore would like to implement a growth code and remove the bad laws on the books.

Improved Education, Technology and Transportation

Guided by his lifelong belief in smaller government, free markets and individual initiative, Gilmore’s gubernatorial administration successfully championed improvements in Virginia’s education and transportation systems and laid the foundation for the state’s leadership as a national technology center.

Reduce Taxes

He accomplished these goals while carrying out his signature campaign promise to phase out property taxes paid by Virginians on their cars and trucks and to add 4,000 new teachers to the public school system. Virginia created its first cabinet-level position to oversee an aggressive move into technology and developed the nation’s first Internet policy well before the full potential of the web was realized. His economic development policies also led to the creation of than 200,000 jobs during his term.

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