Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has picked California Judge Jim Gray, a prominent pro-marijuana legalization advocate, to be his running mate, The Daily Caller has learned.
The decision to run with Gray "puts pot front-and-center in the campaign," one Johnson adviser told TheDC, before adding that Johnson's opposition to the war in Afghanistan will likely remain the campaign's defining issue.
But Jim Gray is no pothead; he's serious, conservative minded libertarian who has never used illegal drugs. His arguments aren't frivolous.
I interviewed Jim Gary a couple of years ago. Here's part of the that interview -- decide for yourself.
Cited on numerous occasions for his work in the areas of both social reform and civic philanthropy, Judge James P. Gray currently presides over the civil trial calendar for the Superior Court of Orange County.
Judge Gray was appointed to the Santa Ana Municipal Court in 1983 by Governor George Deukmejian, and in 1989, Deukmejian elevated Gray to his post with the Superior Court.
Throughout his 29-year career within the legal and judicial community, Jim Gray has not only donated hundreds of hours of volunteer time to existing community service-oriented activities, he also has created and implemented a number of innovative programs of his own, each one a success story in itself.