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... is scheduled as the guest speaker for the 173rd meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene on November 17, 2008.



    Art Olivier on "2008 General Election Overview"


Art Olivier assess the recently concluded general election, analyzing the candidates, propositions, and measures.

What do the results mean? What do they portend for life in the Golden State, and for those who revere Liberty among their highest values?


    About Art Olivier


Arthur C. Olivier was the Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President in the 2000 presidential election, and the LPC's candidate for California governor in 2006.

Olivier was a city councilman (1994–1997), mayor pro tempore (1997–1998), and mayor (1998–1999) for Bellflower, a Los Angeles suburb (pop: 77,000).

During his five years on the City Council, Olivier privatized the city's tree trimming, crossing guards, street sweeping, and Building Department. He eliminated the city's lighting tax assessment and did not allow eminent domain to be exercised.

While campaigning for VP, Olivier advocated withdrawing U.S. troops from abroad. He said the Dept of Defense should defend us, not be a Dept of Offense that bombs little countries. He believes U.S. foreign policy should avoid "entangling alliances, saying: "The conflicts this country has entered into cause others to look badly upon America."

In his 2006 gubernatorial race, Olivier criticized Governor Schwarzenegger for passing a budget "30% larger than the one that got Governor Davis recalled just three years ago." In talk radio ads, Olivier opposed illegal immigration, advocating a government- built wall on the border and ceasing tax-funded programs to illegal aliens.

(Libertarians disagree on immigration policy.)

Olivier won 114,329 votes (1.3%).

He is Realtor with Cogburn-Miller Realty. He graduated Cerritos College with a degree in Design Technology. He and his wife Joyce have four children.