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Jack Gargan (politician)

Jack Gargan is a retired financial planner in the United States who became the second chairman of the Reform Party (after Russ Verney) started by Ross Perot. He was ousted from this position by a 109-31 vote in February 2000.[1]

In Florida in 1990, Gargan funded a series of "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" (a reference to a famous quote from the 1976 political and mass media satire movie, Network) newspaper advertisements denouncing U.S. Congress for voting for legislative pay raises at a time when average wages nationwide were not increasing. Gargan later founded T.H.R.O. ("Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out"), which Ross Perot supported.

Gargan was a speaker at the 2000 Libertarian National Convention.

In 1998, Gargan ran on the Reform Party ticket for the United States House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District seat against Democrat Karen Thurman. Gargan received 33.7% of the vote to Thurman's 66.3%. In 2002, Gargan ran again for the seat, this time as an independent in a three-way race. He received 3.39% of the vote. In this race, the Democratic incumbent Karen Thurman was defeated by Republican Ginny Brown-Waite.


  1. ^ Kellman, Laurie (13 February 2000). "Reform Party ousts Gargan".  

External links

Photograph of Jack Gargan at the Geoghegan family genealogical site.

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