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Contact: Michael Oatman
Oatman for President 2012
Tel: (202) 642-4785 (D.C. Offices)
Tel: (520) 302-5465 (Tucson Offices)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michael Oatman Announces Green Party Presidential Candidacy
Description: Michael Oatman is seeking the Green Party nomination for United States President in 2012, and is on the ballot in the 2012 Arizona Presidential Preference Election to be held statewide on Tuesday 28 February 2012.
TUCSON, AZ, 23 January 2012 — Green Party presidential candidate Michael Oatman today formally and publicly announced his candidacy from his Tucson offices, by stating his intention to seek the nomination by the Arizona Green Party for the office of United States President.
Mr. Oatman, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has lived in Tucson for the past twelve years. He works as a computer and internet services consultant in the Tucson area, and has owned and operated several businesses in the Tucson downtown area. He is also the host and producer of the Access Tucson televised call-in talk show entitled “Illegal Knowledge”.
“I’m all for creating jobs in the green energy sector, including here in Tucson and Southern Arizona, where they are certainly needed,” says Oatman. He believes the United States needs to derive most of its energy sources from technologies employing exclusively solar, wind, wave and tidal forces. “I’d say my platform is about being fiscally conservative and socially progressive. We desperately need massive political reform. I would spend much more on education, less on defense, more on research for developing new technologies which can bring us energy independence, and we can re-tool our manufacturing industries to that end.” The website 2012.MichaelOatman.co.cc contains more information about his candidacy and regarding what Oatman would bring to the nation’s highest office.
This is not the first time Oatman has run for the office of US President, although it is the first time he has run as a Green Party candidate. In 2008, registered as a Democrat, he received 17 votes, all from early balloting, which he says is remarkable “considering there was absolutely no budget whatsoever to work with, and that the campaign was exclusively word-of-mouth.”
This year, Oatman hopes to receive the endorsement of the Tucson Weekly newspaper, working with what Weekly writer Jim Nintzel calls “an exercise in reality journalism” known as Project White House. The project pits candidates whose names are on the ballot for the 2012 Arizona Presidential Preference Election against one another to compete for the Weekly’s endorsement of a candidate from each of the Republican and Green parties. The Democratic Party elected to not participate in this year’s Presidential Preference Election in Arizona, and no Democrats will be listed on this year’s ballot.
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Michael Oatman is currently accepting invitations for interviews from all news and media outlets. Please contact Mr. Oatman using any of the contact methods provided in the header of this release. Thank You for Your Interest!
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