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Judge Jim Gray (Ret.) 

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Judge Jim Gray BIO


Judge James (Jim) P. Gray is a nationally known and respected author and speaker who has long advocated reform of the nation’s drug laws. A highly regarded jurist, Judge Gray served on California’s Orange County Superior Court from 1989 to 2010. His hundreds of media appearances have included Fox News, ABC, C-SPAN and radio stations across the country. 

​He is the author of three books. Raised in the Los Angeles area, Jim Gray’s father, William P Gray, was a Judge on the U.S. District Court. After earning his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his law degree from USC, Judge Gray served as a staff Judge Advocate and criminal defense attorney in the U.S. Navy’s JAG Corps. Following his Navy service, for which he was awarded Vietnam Service and Combat Action Ribbons, Gray worked as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. In 1983, Governor George Deukmejian appointed Gray to the Santa Ana Municipal Court, and in 1989, elevated him to the Orange County Superior Court. He retired from the Superior Court in 2010. Judge Gray has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Western State University College of Law, as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Chapman University School of Law.In 2009, the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange Country named its annual “Judge of the Year” award after Judge Gray.

A respected and outspoken advocate for reform of California and federal drug laws, Judge Gray is the author of a 2001 book, Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs,and was featured in the 2007 documentary, American Drug War: The Last White Hope. He is one of the principal sponsors of a 2012 California ballot initiative to regulate cannabis production and consumption similarly to wine. He is also the author of Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today’s Courts and A Voter’s Handbook: Effective Solutions to America’s Problems. Jim Gray is married to Dr. Grace Walker Gray and has four children, including an adopted Vietnamese son. They reside in Newport Beach, California. For more information about Judge Gray, visit www.judgejimgray.com.   


GARY'S BIO

Governor Johnson, who has been referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, was the Republican Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2003.A successful businessman before running for Governor of New Mexico in 1994, Gary Johnson started a door-to-door handyman business to help pay his way through college. Twenty years later, he had grown that business into one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico, with more than 1,000 employees. Not surprisingly, Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that public policy decisions should be based on costs and benefits rather than strict ideology.

Johnson is best known for his veto record, having vetoed more than 750 bills during his time in office -- more than all other governors combined. His use of the veto pen has since earned him the nickname “Governor Veto.” He cut taxes 14 times while never raising them. When he left office, New Mexico was one of only four states in the country with a balanced budget.Term-limited, Johnson retired from public office in 2003.

An avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist, he has scaled the highest peak on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.In 2009, after becoming increasingly concerned with the country’s out-of-control national debt and precarious financial situation, the Governor helped form the Our America Initiative, a 501(c)4 non-profit that promotes fiscal responsibility, civil liberties, and rational public policy. He traveled to more than 30 states and spoke to more 200 conservative and libertarian groups during his time as Honorary Chairman.In the 2012 presidential election, Johnson garnered more votes than any other Libertarian candidate in history.He has two grown children, a daughter Seah and a son Erik, and currently resides in a house he built himself in Taos, New Mexico. 



Governor Gary Johnson

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