State Senator Stewart Greenleaf enters New Hampshire primary
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Pennsylvania registered on Friday to appear on the ballot for the 's . He released a statement yesterday explaining that his goal was not to win the presidency, but "to enter ideas into the great debate that is the 2012 Presidential Election."of
Greenleaf, 72, has represented thein the Pennsylvania Senate since 1979. His district includes parts of and , populated with approximately 240,000 people. He serves as the chairman of the Judicial Committee and as Vice-chairman of the Intergovernmental Operations Committee. Two weeks ago, he helped pass legislation to reform state prisons.
, director of the remarked that "Stewart [Greenleaf] is a very smart guy...with a good reputation in ." However, he added that Greenleaf is "certainly not even on the radar of anyone for the presidency and is clearly not going to be the nominee."
As a presidential candidate, Greenleaf lists two primary objectives for the nation: balance the federal budget by reducing debt; and improve competitiveness in the global economy through "tariff tweaking", protection of, relaxation of regulation, and prevention of the employment of .
Greenleaf is one of 44 candidates that will appear on the New Hampshire primary ballot. He filed in person on the deadline along with fellow candidates: former New Mexico and Texas . The filing fee was $1,000.
- John L. Micek. "State Sen. Greenleaf Files For New Hampshire Ballot." — , October 31, 2011
- Gary Weckselblatt. "Greenleaf on presidential ballot" — , October 31, 2011
- Alexander Burns. "The long, long New Hampshire ballot" — , October 28, 2011