Prohibition Party Nominee Jim Hedges

By CL Gammon

James “Jim” Hedges is the Prohibition Party nominee for President. He was born on May 10, 1938 in Iowa, City Iowa. He earned a BA from the University of Iowa and a Masters degree in Geography from the University of Maryland. He served in the United States Marine Corps and served as Editor of The National Speleological Society Bulletin.

Hedges became interested in the Prohibition Party while he was in high school, and by the 1980s, he was an important party activist. The party chose him as Executive Secretary in 2003, and Secretary of the Partisan Prohibition Society in 2005. In addition, he publishes the party’s newsletter.

In 2001, Hedges proved his ability to succeed at the ballot box when he won election to the office of Thompson (Pennsylvania) Township Tax Assessor. Thus, he became the first Prohibitionist to win a partisan election in the 21st Century.

Hedges won reelection in 2005 and served until 2009.

Hedges sought the Prohibition nomination for President for the 2012 election. However, the party chose Jack Fellure. When Greg Seltzer removed his name from consideration for the 2016 cycle, Hedges sought and won the nomination for President at the Prohibition National Convention on July 31, 2015.

Hedges promises to run an aggressive campaign and promises to push the Prohibition agenda at every opportunity. He says, “When America is in trouble we SEND IN A MARINE!

2 responses to “Prohibition Party Nominee Jim Hedges

  1. Does he favor getting the U.S. out of the United Nations? Does he support the Second Amendment? Does he favor repealing the Sixteenth Amendment and eliminating the Income Tax?


    • Jim Hedges responds: “I would stay in the United Nations, but not give up any sovereignty to it (the Senate would have to approve new initiatives by treaty). The UN doesn’t accomplish a great deal, but it’s a place to have useful conversations. Talking is always better than shooting.”

      The (Prohibition) platform supports the Second Amendment, and so do I. An armed society is a polite society, as someone has already pointed out.

      Personally, I would get rid of the income tax, but do that in a revenue-neutral way. I would like to see a national sales tax/value-added tax and import duties. Import duties protect American jobs, while a sales tax accompanied by a balanced-budget amendment would show people how much the government really costs.


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