Andrew Groff

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Andrew Richard Groff is the 2012 Green party candidate for the Delaware seat in the United States Senate;[1] he has been endorsed by the Libertarian Party,[2][3][4] which does not have a candidate for the Delaware US Senate seat.[1] Groff is the owner of a computer consulting firm targeting small businesses.[4] He is also an adjunct professor of computer science at Delaware Technical Community College;[4] however, this teaching role is not at the level required for listing on the school's academic personnel roster.[5] In 2011, Groff was a member of the Occupy Delaware facilitator's committee.[6]

As of October 2012, Groff was 55 years old.[7]

Campaign positions[edit]

Groff has indicated his opposition to "investing trillions in wars overseas", indicating he would rather see this money invested domestically to improve the United States economy.[4] He has also indicated his belief that business' uncertainty about the future of the economy has stalled hiring and that the "government’s in the way" in this area of jobs growth.[4]

Groff has indicated his belief that the federal education programs No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top have been failures and that school regulation should be a local, not a federal, matter.[4]

Groff has also indicated his support for Planned Parenthood and his conviction that "Healthcare is a human right."[4] Groff has also indicated his belief in the need for government regulation, blaming government for allowing corporations to pollute.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Filed Candidates by Office, Department of Elections, State of Delaware, October 18, 2012, retrieved November 4, 2012 
  2. ^ "Election 2012", Libertarian Party of Delaware, retrieved November 4, 2012 
  3. ^ "Candidates endorsed by Johnson", Gary Johnson 2012, "Delaware" section, retrieved November 4, 2012 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Kara Nuzback (October 19, 2012), "In Senate race, Tom Carper battles three challengers", Cape Gazette (Lewes, Delaware), CapeGazette.com, retrieved November 4, 2012 
  5. ^ "Administrative, Instructional, and Student Services Personnel", College Catalog (Delaware Technical Community College), September 2012, retrieved November 4, 2012 
  6. ^ Martin Martinez (October 25, 2011), "Delaware residents plan ‘occupation’", The Review (University of Delaware), retrieved November 4, 2012 
  7. ^ Nigel Bliss (June 11, 2013), "Delaware residents plan ‘occupation’", The Review (University of Delaware), retrieved November 4, 2012