Don Gorman

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Donald Gorman (born 1937 or 1938)[1] is a former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He was first elected in 1992 to represent Deerfield, and was re-elected in 1994,[2] serving four terms.[3] Gorman was elected as a member of the Libertarian Party.[4] He also worked as a chimney sweep.[1]


In 1993 Gorman introduced legislation that would permit banks to grant grace periods on mortgages and to revise the terms of mortgages, in order to avoid homelessness as a result of foreclosure.[5] In the same year he drafted a bill to repeal the state's business enterprise tax.[6] In 1994 Gorman sponsored a resolution warning of the dissolution of the United States federal government in the event of the national debt reaching $6 trillion;[7] and sponsored legislation that would broaden the state of New Hampshire's definition of a political party to include all parties that had received three percent of the vote in an election for governor, the U.S. Congress or the Executive Council of New Hampshire.[8]

In 1994 Gorman served as the chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire.[9] In 2000 he sought the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination, which ultimately went to investment banker and 1996 nominee Harry Browne.[3] In 2005, as the political director of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, Gorman led tours of the New Hampshire State House[10] and trained members of the Free State Project in the politics of New Hampshire.[11]

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  1. ^ a b Schulte, Brigid (July 27, 1996). "Libertarians Insist They Have Moved Into Political Mainstream If They Don't Achieve Recognition Any Time Soon, Blame It On The Kook Factor. Presidential Candidate Harry Browne, 63, Is On The Ballot In 33 States.". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Libertarian Party History". PBS. July 5, 2000. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Libertarian Party again picks Browne to run for president". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. July 3, 2000. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Libertarians maintain ballot status". Sun Journal. November 6, 1992. p. 13. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Banks say foreclosure bill unnecessary". The Telegraph. January 22, 1993. p. 3. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Legislator seeking tax repeal". Sun Journal. October 2, 1993. p. 13. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ Baker, Frank (January 11, 1994). "Delegation suggests secession over deficit". The Telegraph. p. 1. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ Landrigan, Kevin (January 30, 1994). "Libertarians being careful". The Telegraph. p. E1. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Libertarian Party conflicts appearing". Sun Journal. April 21, 1994. p. 10. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ Barrick, Dan; Heckman, Meg (April 17, 2005). "They still just want to be free". Concord Monitor. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ Barrick, Daniel (September 22, 2005). "Free-Staters running for school board". Concord Monitor. Retrieved November 14, 2013.