Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer III (born 4 October 1943) is an American politeecian an banker. He servit as the 52nt Govrenor o Louisiana frae 1988 tae 1992. He last servit as a member o the Unitit States House o Representatives frae 1981 tae 1988.
|52nt Govrenor o Louisiana|
Mairc 14, 1988 – January 13, 1992
|Precedit bi||Edwin Edwards|
|Succeedit bi||Edwin Edwards|
|Member o the U.S. Hoose o Representatives|
frae Louisiana's 4t destrict
Januar 3, 1981 – Mairch 14, 1988
|Precedit bi||Buddy Leach|
|Succeedit bi||Jim McCrery|
|Born||Charles Elson Roemer, III|
4 October 1943
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
|Poleetical pairty||Reform (2012–present)|
|Democratic (Afore 1991)|
|Bairns||Caroline Roemer Shirley (with Cookie)|
Chas Roemer (wi Cookie)
Dakota Frost Roemer (wi Patti)
|Alma mater||Harvard Varsity|
Roemer wis a candidate for the presidential nominations o the Republican Pairty an the Reform Pairty in 2012. He widrew frae thae contests an soucht the 2012 Americans Elect presidential nomination till that group annoonced it wad nae field a candidate in 2012 acause no candidate reached the required minimum threshold o support tae be leetit on its ballot. Buddy Roemer endorsed Gary Johnson, a govrenor o New Mexico, for U.S. Preses in 2012.
In 1964, he graduatit frae Harvard College wi a Bachelor o Arts degree in economics. In 1967, he receivit an MBA in finance frae Harvard Buisness Schuil. Efter college, Roemer returnit tae Louisiana tae wirk in his faither’s computer buisness an later foondit twa banks. He wis electit in 1972 as a delegate tae the Louisiana Constitutional Convention held in 1973.
U.S. House o Representatives (1981-1988)Eedit
As a member o Congress, Roemer Louisiana's 1st congressional destrict in the northwastren section o the state, anchorit aboot Shreveport an Bossier Ceety. Efter his 1980 election veectory, Roemer won congressional re-election wioot opposeetion in 1982, 1984, an 1986.
In Congress, Roemer frequently supportit Ronald Reagan policy initiatives an foucht wi the Democratic congressional leadership, thou he remainit in the party. He an aa creeticizit then Democratic Hopse leader Tip O'Neill o Massachusetts for bein "too liberal".
Efter Roemer left the Hoose tae acome govrenor, he wis succeedit bi his administrative assistant, Republican Jim McCrery.
Govrenor o Louisiana (1988-1992)Eedit
Roemer wis ane o a lairge nummer o Democratic candidates tae challenge three-term incumbent governor Edwin Edwards. Roemer won the election bi winnin 33% o the vote comparit tae Edwards' 28%.
Roemer enterit the govrenor's office on 14 Mairch 1988. In October 1989, voters rejectit a nummer o Roemer tax initiatives but approvit a constitutional amendment for transportation improvements. Facin a $1.3 billion deficit in the state budget, his first job wis eliminatin the deficit. Roemer callit a special session o the legislature tae push an ambitious tax an fiscal reform program for state an local govrenments. He vowit tae sleesh spendin, abolish programs, an close state-run institutions. Voters rejectit his proposals in a statewide constitutional referendum.
In Mairch 1991, Roemer switchit tae the Republican Pairty juist months afore the state elections, apparently at the urgin o Bush White House Chief o Staff John H. Sununu. Roemer lost his re-election efter loosin the Republican primary tae David Duke. Duke wad suin loose tae Edwin Edwards.
Roemer left office on 13 Januar 1992. He wad run again for the Republican nomination for govrenor, but lost tae Mike Foster.
2004 U.S. Senate electionEedit
In the simmer o 2004, Roemer briefly considerit enterin the race tae succeed reteerin U.S. Senator John Breaux. Roemer shortly efter decidit nae tae run for the senate.
2012 presidential campaignEedit
In Januar 2011, Roemer tauld Baton Rouge televeesion station WAFB that he wis considerin a bid for the U.S. presidency in 2012. On 21 Julie 2011 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Roemer announcit his entry as a candidate for the Republican nomination for Preses. On 30 November 2011, Roemer offeecially announcit that he wad seek the Americans Elect nomination. On 23 Februar 2012, Roemer droppit oot o the GOP nomination tae seek the Reform Pairty's nomination. On 17 Mey 2012, Americans Elect announcit that it wad nae run a candidate in the 2012 presidential elections. On 31 Mey 2012, he announcit that he wis endin his 2012 presidential campaign awthegither, citin the lack o ballot access tae be the reason
2015 gubernatorial electionEedit
Roemer wis marrit tae Cookie Delmer till thay divorcit. Then he marrit Patti Crocker until thay divorcit. He is nou marrit tae Scarlett Roemer. Roemer haes three childer wi Delmer.
- "Buddy Roemer Fast Facts". cnn.com. CNN. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
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- Liptak, Kevin (May 17, 2012). "Third party effort packs it in for 2012". CNN. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "Former GOP Presidential Candidate Buddy Roemer Calls For Gary Johnson to Be Included in Romney and Obama's Presidential Debates". Retrieved August 2, 2012.
- "ROEMER, Charles Elson (Buddy), III". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
- Mullaney, Marie Marmo (1994). Biographical directory of the governors of the United States, 1988–1994. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 149. ISBN 978-0-313-28312-3. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- Fuerbringer, J. (June 12, 1987). "Roemer finds poker valuable". The Times-News. Hendersonville, NC. New York Times News Service. p. 24. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
- "Governor Buddy Roemer is a Maverick Southern Politician". Waycross Journal-Herald. Associated Press. October 16, 1990.
- Fuerbringer, Jonathan (June 10, 1987). "WASHINGTON TALK: Avocations; Networking at the Poker Table". The New York Times.
- "Roemer's loss, victgory are state's top stories," Minden Press-Herald, December 31, 1989, p. 1
- "Trio in Louisiana make up unusual slate for governor". The Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. March 18, 1991.
- Kornacki, Steve (2011-03-03) The White House hopeful who lost to the Klansman, Salon.com
- "A Louisiana Governor for President – Weekly column by John Maginnis". LaPolitics.com. Archived frae the oreeginal on Jan 26, 2011.
- "Buddy Roemer for president?". The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Archived frae the oreeginal on Feb 4, 2011. Retrieved Feb 4, 2011.
- Krupa, Charles (November 30, 2011). "Buddy Roemer to seek Americans Elect third-party nomination for president". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
- Linkins, Jason (December 1, 2011). "Buddy Roemer Throws In His Lot With Americans Elect – Which Is A Huge Mistake". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
- Buddy Roemer for President. "Thank You for Your Support | Buddy Roemer for President". Buddyroemer.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- Greater New Orleans (2013-12-12). "Buddy Roemer to spearhead long-term policy initiative ahead of 2015 election". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
|Wikimedia Commons haes media relatit tae Buddy Roemer.|
- Buddy Roemer 2012 official campaign site
- Former Governor profile frae the Louisiana Secretary of State
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Buddy Roemer (1987–1994), collected coverage at The New York Times
- Buddy Roemer: 9 Questions with the GOP Presidential Candidate about Campaign Finance, the 99% and a Possible Split Ticket, Dan O'Mahony, Point Nine Nine, November 28, 2011
- Buddy Roemer's Overshadowed New Hampshire Retail Experiment, Tyler Brigs, The Atlantic, December 20, 2011