Hi, I'm James McDermott.
On this July 4th "Independence Day" holiday weekend it is my great honor to announce my run for the US House of Representatives in the upcoming General election 2014. The opportunity to be a voice representing Alaskans in Washington DC is an exciting prospect. When elected I will represent our Alaskan independent mindset and ensure a focus on personal liberty. Alaskans, it's time to send a Libertarian to DC to represent the high-quality, self-reliant, and fiercely pro personal liberty, people of Alaska. Live free my friends.
I'm currently running for Congress because I believe I can make a difference for Alaskans, and the great country we're a part of.
Many of our citizens are not very happy with the DC gang that couldn't shoot straight. Folks I believe we do have more than two political choices. Alaskans, we are standing straight in front of you and we are the libertarians for "Personal Liberty". Live free.
The national Libertarian Party has asked me for my permission to post this current Web page picture nationally. Permission granted. Hey duopoly members; we the Libertarians, free thinkers, and critical thinkers are coming to DC soon. Live free patriots for liberty.
I taught at Wayland Baptist University teaching business information system/technology related course work. Educator for Axia College teaching critical thinking skills class. Former student advisor for the University of Alaska, Anchorage working within Enrollment Services. Educational Advisor and college recruiter for DeVry University 2002-2003.
I’m a retired Senior NCO (Non Commission Officer) from the United States Air Force (USAF) after 22 years of service to my country. The lessons (theory & application) learned in leadership that I obtained while in the USAF are priceless.
My educational background consists of a B.S. in Occupational Education with an emphasis on Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University, Anchorage, AK. Additionally, I have a M.S. in Business Organizational Management with a concentration in Information Technology from the University of La Verne.
As far as my personal life goes I have a best friend & wife named Janet. We have a blended family consisting of seven children, and 15 wonderful grandchildren. I like to read books on numerous subjects but recently capitalism vs. socialism, small business, and body language topics are the most read and studied. I try to read the local News Paper daily, I play a mean game of Trivial Pursuit, and I really enjoy playing card games with my family.
As a youth I grew up in Providence R.I. and as a young adult in the U.S. Air Force I was stationed in Maryland, Guam, Germany, Arkansas, and finally here in Alaska. Alaska became my permanent home. I enjoy my relationships (professional and personal) with family, friends, clients, colleagues, students, and God.
Jim McDermott, M.S.
AK Libertarian for US Congress
Small Business Counselor
MSgt. Retired U.S. Air Force
Immigration: I believe we ought to allow for a more free flow of immigration (work-visa) for those who can find work & contribute to our society. Especially recent university graduates with degrees in highly sought after fields of industry need.
Drugs: I believe that certain drugs ought to be regulated in the same manner as alcohol. Spend some of that money earned from regulation to educate people on the danger of alcohol & drug abuse. The many billions of dollars saved can be used to enhance our society and reduce taxes.
Law Making: We are a nation of laws but also a nation of redundancy within our legal system. We need to re-examine national laws to ensure only the needed & relevant laws are in place.
Crime: Let's help law breakers through rehabilitation programs, and not allow the worst of the worst to prey over other inmates.
Foreign Aid: Our government needs to stop giving billions of our tax dollars to nations that hate us.
Government: We need to compel our government to stop spending billions of our tax dollars on DC cronyism.