- Brian Moore (politician)
name =Brian Moore
caption =Brian Moore in an official campaign photo after being elected the Socialist Party USA Presidential nominee on
October 20, 2007.
nominee =President of the United States
November 4, 2008
runningmate =Stewart Alexander
John McCain(R) Barack Obama(D)
and numerous others.
George W. Bush
birth_date =birth date and age|1943|06|8
party = Socialist and Liberty Union
spouse = Peggy Espejo
San Luis Rey College, Arizona State University
net worth =
religion = Roman Catholic
Brian Patrick Moore (born June 8, 1943) is a
democratic socialistpolitician from Spring Hill, Florida. He is the Socialist Party USAand Liberty Union Partynominee for President of the United Statesin the 2008 election. Formerly a member of the Democratic Party and later an independent, he is now a member of the Socialist Party. Moore, of Florida, and vice-presidential nominee Stewart Alexander of California, were nominated on October 20, 2007 at the party's National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. [" [http://www.ballot-access.org/2007/10/20/socialist-party-ticket-is-moore-alexander/ Socialist Party Ticket is Moore-Alexander] ", "Ballot Access News", 20 October 2007 (accessed 10 February 2008).] Moore was the only candidate to collect the 1,000 signatures required to participate in the Liberty Union Party's presidential primary. The primary election is binding, so Moore will be the Liberty Union nominee in the November general election. [" [http://www.ballot-access.org/2008/01/21/vermont-presidential-primaries Vermont Presidential Primaries] ", "Ballot Access News", 21 January 2008 (accessed 22 January 2008).] [" [http://www.ballot-access.org/2008/01/20/liberty-union-presidential-primary/ Liberty Union Presidential Primary] ", "Ballot Access News", 20 January 2008 (accessed 22 January 2008).]
Moore earned a bachelor's degree at
San Luis Rey Collegein California, a Master's degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, and studied in a Franciscanseminary before joining the Peace Corpsin 1969. As a Peace Corpsvolunteer and later working for a non-profit agency, Moore was involved in community development and infrastructure projects in poor neighborhoods of Bolivia, Panamaand Peru. He has worked almost 20 years in the HMO/Managed Care industry as an Executive Director, Project Administrator, and Consultant.
Internationally, Moore has been involved in community development, reconstruction and infrastructure rehabilitation projects (housing, water, electricity and sewage) in the developing and poverty-stricken countries of Panama, Peru, and Ecuador. For more than five years, Moore designed and implemented programs for public health projects (vaccination and health education) in Latin America (Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Mexico) and Tanzania, Africa, in coordination with and on behalf of private corporations, religious institutions and non-governmental organizations. Moore raised $3 million for a de-worming project that successfully protected more than one million children from parasitic infections in the poverty-stricken areas of
Brazil, Guatemalaand the Dominican Republic.Fact|date=February 2008
In the 1980s, Moore was elected to three terms on an
Advisory Neighborhood Commissionin Washington, DC. Moore waged several unsuccessful bids for mayor and city council in Washington, D.C., and twice ran for the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Florida's 5th congressional district." [http://www.votebrianmoore.com/background.htm Brian's Professional, Political and Personal Background] " at votebrianmoore.com (accessed 10 February 2008).]
According to John P. Martin, Moore's highest election tally came during his run for city council in 1984, in which he drew 18,497 votes. [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/library/dcelections/candidates/campaign1002.htm Washington Post article] , from washingtonpost.com Friday, October 2, 1998 (accessed April 1 2008)]
In 1994, he ran as a Republican and won 640 votes in the primary. [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/library/dcelections/candidates/campaign1002.htm Washington Post article] , from washingtonpost.com Friday, October 2, 1998 (accessed April 1 2008)] [ [http://www.dcboee.org/information/elec_1994/Primary.shtm District of Columbia: Board of Elections and Ethics: Election Results] , from www.dcboee.org (accessed April 1 2008)]
In 2006, running as a Green Party-endorsed [" [http://www.floridagreens.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=58 Green Party endorses Brian Moore for U.S. Senate] ", floridagreens.org, 9 September 2006 (accessed 10 February 2008).] [" [http://www.votebrianmoore.com/news_release3.htm GREEN PARTY ENDORSES BRIAN MOORE FOR U.S. SENATE] ", votebrianmoore.com, 24 August 2006 (accessed 10 February 2008).] independent antiwar candidate against Sen.
Bill Nelsonand Republican challenger Katherine Harris, Moore polled 19,695 votes. During that campaign, he called for the impeachment of President George W. Bushand Vice President Dick Cheney.
In 2007 he became a socialist and joined the Socialist Party USA as a presidential candidate for the 2008 election. Moore says being called a socialist by opponents opened him up to the movement. Although he was new to the party and socialism, his experience as a grassroots candidate and an elected official as well as his media savvy may have been what helped him get the nomination over party veterans.
A founder and chair of the
Nature Coast Coalition for Peace & Justice, an antiwar group founded in 2002, Moore has been a persistent critic of U.S. military involvement in Iraq. He is an advocate for democratic public control of the economy and society, participatory democracy, socialized medicine, greater employment, and housing for all.
* [http://www.votebrianmoore.com/ Official campaign site]
* [http://www.sp-usa.org/ Socialist Party USA]
* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=3390 OurCampaigns.com]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=30971 Candidate profile] at
Project Vote Smart
* [http://arabianmonkey.com/interviewwithsocialistbrianmoore.html Interview with Brian Moore]
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