Member, City of San Marcos Planning Commission, 1981-82. Candidate
for State Assembly, 1994 (lost Republican primary - 6th place - 2,600
votes). American Party nominee for President, 1996 (1,900 votes). American
Independent Party (AIP) nominee for California Attorney General, 1998
(194,000 votes) and 2002 (194,000 votes). AIP nominee for US Senate,
2000 (135,000 votes). AIP nominee for California Governor, 2003 (1,000
votes). AIP nominee for Congress, 2004.
Attorney, 1974 - present. Co-Founder, Advocate's Christian Ministries,
1991. Real estate broker.
Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing, attended 1965-66.
B.S. (Social Welfare), State University of New York at Buffalo, 1969.
J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1973.
Born 1948. Divorced. One grown daughter; 68 foster children.
B. "AL" MOORE of
Vice Presidential Nominee
Moore -- the party's National Vice Chairman for the past several years
-- is making a second run for Vice Presidential in 2004. He was previously
the party's VP nominee in 2000. He worked for over 30 years as a computer
analyst and mathematician before launching his own company ("a
network marketing home-based business selling environmentally-safe home
products"). Moore has been a long-time activist in various capacities
within the party, and describes himself as "an advocate for the
Constitution." Like Templin, he sought the party's replacement
Presidential nomination -- but lost by a one-vote margin at the party's
executive committee meeting. A life-long Virginian, he is married and
has two children.
- Official Campaign Site.
- Official National Party Site.
2000 - Official 2000 Campaign Site.
for US Senate - Official 2000 Campaign Site
Legal Services - Templin's Law Office.
- Templin's Real Estate Office.
good news for the American Party was that is seemed there was nowhere
for them to go but up in 2004. That's because -- in 2000 -- the the
AP's national ticket failed to secure ballot status in any state for
the first time since the party was formed in the mid-1970s. That still
didn't stop the party from experiencing an inauspicious start on the
2004 race when the first national ticket they nominated quit the race
after only a month. Presidential nominee Robert Boyd and VP nominee
Walton Thompson withdrew because, apparently, they discovered it took
a lot more time to run for the White House than they had anticipated.
The AP folks regrouped in January 2004 and then nominated the Templin-Moore
replacement ticket. Templin -- in all of her recent races -- touts herself
as "100% Pro-Life." She also is a strident opponent of gay
rights and illegal immigration, and a vocal supporter of school vouchers
and gun rights. She also likes to pepper her campaign remarks with frequent
Biblical references. In fact, Templin explained it was a Biblical verse
that inspired her to make runs for political office. "I thought
of a verse in Isaiah, the Old Testament, and it said: 'Who will I send
and who will go for me?' -- and I said, here am I, Lord, send me,"
explained Templin. Further, Templin said that she would only belong
to a political party that "acknowledges God as creator and the
Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior." She describes her campaign platform
as: "I support Biblical and Constitutional Principles of Life,
Liberty and Property." Templin has done some strange things in
the past as a candidate. For example, at the 1996 US Taxpayers Party
Presidential Convention, Templin unsuccessfully sought the nomination
by dressing up as the Statue of Liberty. If Templin -- who is already
on the 2004 California ballot as a Congressional nominee -- can secure
ballot status somewhere for the AP Presidential ticket, she will already
be guaranteed a better finish than her party's ticket did in the last
election. A party official contacted Politics1 in June 2004 to state
that they believe they will secure access in Utah and Louisiana -- but
those plans fell through and it appears the party again failed to secure
ballot status in any states.
CAMPAIGN CONTACT INFORMATION:
Templin for President
1016 Circle Drive
Escondido, CA 92025