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Biographical Profile for Gordon Bakken
Previous Candidate for Representative District 84, Kansas
Party: Libertarian Party of Kansas
Phone: 316-687-9402
Address: 4323 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67218
Gordon Bakken's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
My objective is to promote the Libertarian party's principles - individual freedom, personal responsibility and less government. A vote for Libertarian candidates is not a wasted vote. It tells the government that you want them to play a smaller role in your life. A vote for a Republican or Democrat tells them you want more.

Governments have come to believe that it is their responsibility to solve all of society's problems. As a result, they continually expand by creating new laws, regulations, agencies, and benefits for special interests. Of course, it takes taxes to support this. Government now impedes, not promotes, progress.

The way to improve society, in both personal freedom and economic prosperity, is to reduce the role of government. A vote for Libertarian candidates says this is what you want.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Raised in Northern Michigan where father was a Pentecostal minister. Moved to Wichita in 1985. Now lives in College Hill. Age 67. Retired.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, with honor.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Worked for 42 years as an aerospace engineer, primarily as a structural analyst of jet and rocket engines. For a short time ran a small construction business.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
Studied in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corp. Did not serve actively.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Member and officer of Mensa.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Have held no elected political office.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Raised as Pentecostal. Attended college for one year in preparation for a ministerial career. Currently a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Maintained a happy marriage for 47 years. Raised three children who are now successful professionals. Obtained patents for two inventions.
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