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Jonathan Gunther, state Senator, District 6

JONATHAN GUNTHER

Libertarian

BACKGROUND:

  • Gunther, 31, lives in Levittown.
  • He works as a FedEx operations coordinator, and in customer service at the Levittown BestBuy.
  • Gunther is working toward an associate degree from Nassau Community College.

ISSUES:

  • Gunther believes in limited governmental intervention and supports legalization of recreational marijuana in New York State.
  • Gunther also opposes what he characterizes as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's frequent use of executive orders to implement policy.
  • He opposes the minimum wage and would seek its repeal, saying it makes it more difficult for small businesses to hire.

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