Seriously? Here is the scoop on the 17th announced Republican candidate for President, Jim Gilmore

August 5, 2015
 

During his term as governor, Gilmore chaired the Congressional Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce.[12] The Commission was charged with the task of making recommendations to the United States Congress on Internet taxation. The Commission’s Report to Congress opposed taxation of the Internet.[13]

From 1999 to 2003, Gilmore chaired the Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, nicknamed the Gilmore Commission.[14] It presented five reports to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and to Congress each December 15 from 1999 through 2003.

From January 2001 to January 2002, Gilmore was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee .[15] Gilmore, who desired to focus on electing conservative candidates across the United States, resigned from this position due to differences of opinion with the Bush Administration, who wanted the RNC to focus on re-electing the President to a second term in office.

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68th Governor of Virginia
In office
January 17, 1998 – January 12, 2002
Lieutenant John Hager
Preceded by George Allen
Succeeded by Mark Warner
58th Chairperson of the Republican National Committee
In office
January 18, 2001 – December 5, 2001
Preceded by Jim Nicholson
Succeeded by Marc Racicot
38th Attorney General of Virginia
In office
January 15, 1994 – June 11, 1997
Governor George Allen
Preceded by Stephen Rosenthal
Succeeded by Richard Cullen
Personal details
Born James Stuart Gilmore III
October 6, 1949 (age 65)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Roxane Gatling
Alma mater University of Virginia
Religion Methodism
Awards Joint Service Commendation ribbon.svg Joint Service Commendation Medal
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1971–1974
Unit 650th Military Intelligence Group
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