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Jim Geringer on Principles & Values

Former Republican WY Governor


Focus on building Wyoming’s capacity to grow

Building Wyoming’s capacity to grow: That is the heart of my message this year. Building capacity means investing in programs and activities that enhance our equity, that energize our effort. We can and we will work to:
  • Improve the quality and quantity of jobs
  • Continue to increase opportunities for young people to live and work in Wyoming
  • Invest in Wyoming for the long-term
  • Where might we most effectively invest our time and other resources?
  • Improving the quality of education and enhancing delivery of educational products and services
  • Creating greater access to quality health care
  • Developing and sustaining infrastructure that will encourage and support the new economy
  • Protecting and improving our quality of life while effecting the changes needed to promote sustainable economic growth
    Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Wyoming Legislature , Jan 10, 2001

    Religious affiliation: Lutheran.

    Geringer : religious affiliation:

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    Source: Adherents.com web site 00-ADH5 on Nov 7, 2000

    Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development.

    Geringer is a member of the National Governors Association:

    The National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington’s most respected public policy organizations. NGA provides governors with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing policy reports on innovative state programs and hosting networking seminars for state government executive branch officials. The NGA Center for Best Practices focuses on state innovations and best practices on issues that range from education and health to technology, welfare reform, and the environment. NGA also provides management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors.

    Since their initial meeting in 1908 to discuss interstate water problems, governors have worked through the National Governors Association to deal with issues of public policy and governance relating to the states. The association’s ongoing mission is to support the work of the governors by providing a bipartisan forum to help shape and implement national policy and to solve state problems.

    Fortune Magazine recently named NGA as one of Washington’s most powerful lobbying organizations due, in large part, to NGA’s ability to lead the debate on issues that impact states. From welfare reform to education, from the historic tobacco settlement to wireless communications tax policies, NGA has influenced major public policy issues while maintaining the strength of our Federalist system of government.

    There are three standing committees—on Economic Development and Commerce, Human Resources, and Natural Resources—that provide a venue for governors to examine and develop policy positions on key state and national issues.

    [Note: NGA positions represent a majority view of the nation’s governors, but do not necessarily reflect a governor’s individual viewpoint. Governors vote on NGA policy positions but the votes are not made public.]

    Source: National Governors Association web site www.NGA.org 01-NGA0 on Jan 1, 2001

    Member of Republican Governors Association.

    Geringer is a member of the Republican Governors Association:

    Founded in 1963, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is the official public policy and political organization of the Republican governors and governors-elect of the United States of America

      RGA Mission Statement
    1. To assist in the solution of significant national public policy problems.
    2. To enable the Republican governors to take their proper position in expressing the philosophy of the Republican Party within the national party framework.
    3. To assist in the election of Republican gubernatorial candidates and the reelection of incumbent governors.
    4. To provide a mechanism to facilitate communications and cooperation among its members; with local, state and national Party organizations; with Republicans in the US Congress; and with Republicans in the Executive branch of government during a Republican administration.
    The RGA also will work closely with local officials, including state legislators, mayors, county executives and other municipal and county leaders to assist in a free exchange of ideas. As it looks ahead, the RGA is preparing for the 2001- 2002 election cycle in which 38 gubernatorial seats, with 25 seats currently held by Republicans, will be at stake. The cycle begins this year with two highly competitive races, in New Jersey and Virginia. For this and the 36 races in 2002, the RGA will create strong recruiting and fundraising programs to provide maximum political assistance to all Republican candidates.

    The RGA will enhance the visibility of the Association as a unified policy-making and political force with the national media, business community and government through a coordinated communications strategy. By building more awareness of the policies of the Republican governors, the political and policy objectives of the Association as a whole can be achieved. Currently, there are 29 Republican governors representing roughly 60 percent of the American people.

    Source: Republican Governors Association website, rga.policy.net 01-RGA1 on Aug 15, 2001

    Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership .

    Geringer is a member the Republican Main Street Partnership:

    The Republican Main Street Partnership was founded in 1998 to promote thoughtful leadership in the Republican Party, to serve as a voice for centrist Republicans and to partner with individuals, organizations and institutions that share centrist values.

    The Partnership pursues public policies that reflect a limited, but responsible role for government and that are designed to achieve fiscal responsibility, economic growth, improvements in the human condition and a nation that is globally competitive and secure. Partnership members include individuals who are interested in moderate Republican policies, focusing on governance and on finding common sense solutions to national problems.

    The Republican Main Street Partnership is an organization of party members and public officials committed to building America's principled but pragmatic center within the Republican Party and throughout the nation. The Partnership contributes to the nation's governance through developing and promoting creative public policies for implementation at appropriate levels of government.
    Source: RMSP web site 01-RMSP0 on Jan 1, 2001

    Member of the Western Governors' Association.

    Geringer is a member of the Western Governors' Association:

    Established in 1984, the Western Governors' Association is an independent, non-partisan organization of governors from 18 western states and three U.S.-flag Pacific islands. The Association was formed to provide strong leadership in an era of critical change in the economy and demography of the West. The Western Governors recognize that many vital issues and opportunities shaping our future span state lines and are shared throughout the West.

    Mission

    Through their Association, the Western Governors identify and address key policy and governance issues in natural resources, the environment, human services, economic development, international relations and public management. Governors select the issues based on regional interest and impact. WGA helps the governors develop strategies both for the complex, long-term issues facing the West and for the region's immediate needs. Governors use the WGA to develop and advocate policies that reflect regional interests and relationships in debates at the national and state levels.
      The WGA has six basic objectives:
    1. Develop and Communicate Regional Policy
    2. Serve as a Leadership Forum
    3. Build Regional Capacity
    4. Conduct Research and Disseminate Findings
    5. Form Coalitions and Partnerships to Advance Regional Interests
    6. Build Public Understanding and Support for Regional Issues and Policy Positions
    Source: Western Governors' Association Mission Statement 01-WGA0 on Aug 17, 2001

    Other governors on Principles & Values: Jim Geringer on other issues:
    WY Gubernatorial:
    Matt Mead
    WY Senatorial:
    John Barrasso
    Michael Enzi

    Newly seated 2010:
    NJ Chris Christie
    VA Bob McDonnell

    Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
    AL Bob Riley
    CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
    GA Sonny Perdue
    HI Linda Lingle
    ME John Baldacci
    MI Jennifer Granholm
    NM Bill Richardson
    OK Brad Henry
    OR Ted Kulongoski
    PA Ed Rendell
    RI Donald Carcieri
    SC Mark Sanford
    SD Mike Rounds
    TN Phil Bredesen
    WY Dave Freudenthal
    Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
    AL: Robert Bentley (R)
    CA: Jerry Brown (D)
    CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
    CT: Dan Malloy (D)
    FL: Rick Scott (R)
    GA: Nathan Deal (R)
    HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
    IA: Terry Branstad (R)
    KS: Sam Brownback (R)
    ME: Paul LePage (R)
    MI: Rick Snyder (R)
    MN: Mark Dayton (D)
    ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
    NM: Susana Martinez (R)
    NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
    NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
    OH: John Kasich (R)
    OK: Mary Fallin (R)
    PA: Tom Corbett (R)
    RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
    SC: Nikki Haley (R)
    SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
    TN: Bill Haslam (R)
    VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
    WI: Scott Walker (R)
    WY: Matt Mead (R)
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