2016 Elections: Presidential Candidates

Click each photo to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on key public policy issues.

Democratic Candidate*

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
(Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from the State of New York)

Libertarian Candidate*

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson
(Former Governor of New Mexico)

Republican Candidate*

Donald Trump
Donald Trump


*Leading presidential candidates as of August 9, 2016.  To see all candidates or search for other candidates, please click here.


Candidates on the Issues

  • Agriculture & Food
    America’s variety of food and beverages is as diverse as our population itself.  Agricultural and nutritional policies should promote affordable food and beverages that recognize an individual’s right to make his or her own choices.
  • Debt and Deficit
    Every day, individuals, businesses, and state and local governments are required to make hard decisions regarding the management of their finances. Our federal government should begin to do the same. It is time for this nation to enact the spending and tax reforms necessary to stabilize our country’s debt, stimulate growth, and revive our economy.
  • Energy
    Powering America’s future while maintaining and preserving natural resources will require increased efficiency, strong infrastructure, and an “all of the above” energy mix, including oil, gas, coal, nuclear, and renewable energy.
  • Good Governance
    Good governance is an indeterminate term used in international development literature to describe how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources.
  • Healthcare
    Health care or healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.
  • Infrastructure
    A reliable infrastructure is the lynchpin of our daily lives and essential for an economy to thrive – from the roads, railways, waterways, and aviation systems that move people and freight to the telecommunications structures that make communications possible.
  • Taxes and Regulation
    To support economic growth for individuals and businesses of all sizes, we need a simple, fair and more competitive tax code and regulatory system that fosters rather than inhibits innovation. As the health care law is put in place, it should remain flexible for employees and employers and focus on providing affordable, quality care.
  • Trade
    We are intricately tied to other countries through family, traditions, and business. We need immigration reform and trade policies that support these ties and lead us back to prosperity with the talented workers and open, fair markets we need to succeed.
  • Workforce
    Having the right skill set is necessary for finding and holding the right job. Strong schools, workforce training programs, and balanced labor policies encourage lifelong learning and help employees become productive participants in the workplace and in the growth of business.