Candidate for Second Congressional District
City of Residence: Virginia Beach, Va
Web site: www.kennygolden.com
Golden retired after 31 years of Naval service, primarily flying helicopters.
He retired in April 2004 with the honorary rank of Commodore. Among his awards are the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with Gold Star), Meritorious Service Medal (with two Gold Stars), Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal.
As an Independent, Golden says America should work towards energy independent and he supports offshore drilling. He says there must be nationwide standards for oil rig safety and operation. He also supports tapping oil and natural gas reserves, making the country the leader in nuclear energy and pursuing solar energy and wind farm technology.
Golden has a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Virginia, advance degrees from Pepperdine University (Masters in Human Resources Management) and the Naval War College (Masters in International Relations) and is graduate of the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.