James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore (born October 6, 1949) was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 – 2002. Gilmore graduated from the University of Virginia as a Bachelor of Arts with a Juris Doctor. He then served in the United States Army as a counterintelligence agent. He also has served as a county prosecutor and as the Attorney General of Virginia. Gilmore announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election on July 30, 2015.
Gilmore’s campaign included, focus on the 2nd amendment; the right to bear arms, immigration and border reinforcement, healthcare reform and restoring American’s economy. Gilmore is not well known as a Presidential candidate among voters, he struggled to gain traction in the 2016 election and was excluded from many debates.
In the 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses, Gilmore received 12 votes earning him 0 delegates. Gilmore suspended his campaign February 12, 2016 Gilmore suspended his campaign.
Allen, Cooper (July 30, 2015). “Jim Gilmore formally joins GOP presidential race”. USA Today. Retrieved April 9, 2016.