Campaign site: None
Current position: Farmer
Education: Undergraduate at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, 1986; graduate fellowship at Stanford, 2004
Work history: As a trained electrical engineer, Gilman spent 20 years in the field doing management and research and development in the Silicon Valley. He retired from that career and returned to Colorado to operate a small farm, raising apples, peaches and tomatoes and harvesting piņon nuts. Gilman ran for Congress in the 3rd district as a Libertarian in 2010, winning 2 percent of the vote.
Platform: Gilman rates opposition to deficit spending by Congress as his top issue. He follows the Libertarian Party's philosophy on social issues by taking an expansive view of individual rights. He supports the right of same-sex couples to marry.