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Texas - Libertarian Party Candidates 2012

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John J. Myers

US Senate, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-824-4150
Web: http://www.johnjaymyers.com/
Email: icnucnwecan@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

John Jay Myers is a member of the Libertarian National Committee. He writes, “I do not believe that the Democrats are single handedly destroying this country. I know that they, like the Republicans, are using both hands. Most of the problems that we face as Americans are caused by unjust manipulation of government. The warfare state, terrorism, insurance, health care, energy, education & even corruption in government are all prime examples of how our government’s attempts to do good for some, backfire on us all. Then our government uses the problems it creates to justify taking even more control out of our hands, which leads to even more people who only see government as the answer. Wrong answer.

Mark Ash

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 713-571-1603
Web: http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/139664/mark-ash#
Email: markashlawyer@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

Gary Johnson says, “Mark Ash will uphold the rule of law, respect the rights of property owners and set limits to governmental authority as required by the US and Texas constitutions. Be Libertarian with me – Vote for Mark Ash!”

Thomas Nance lll

Railroad Commissioner, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 361-449-0705
Email: tomnance@gmail.com

Lance Stott

Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 521-472-0557
Email: lances@texas.net

Jaime O. Perez

Railroad Commissioner, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 915-219-1468
Web: http://jaimeoperez.com/
Email: jaimeoperez@yahoo.com

Mark W. Bennett

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 713-224-1747
Email: mb@ivi3.com

Roberto Koelsch

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 713-882-7259
Email: rkoelsch@vzw.blackberry.net

William Bryan Strange lll

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-457-5879
Email: billstrange@hotmail.com

Tom Oxford

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 409-833-9151
Email: oxford@waldmansmallwood.com

Vik Wall

Railroad Commissioner, Texas

Election Date: May 15, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 432-362-2305

Clark Patterson

US House 1, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-280-7374
Email: clarkryanpatterson@gmail.com

Kenneth Duncan

US House 2, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Thomas Griffing

US House 4, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-893-4534
Web: http://www.thomasgriffing.com/
Email: tom.griffing@gmail.com

Ken Ashby

US House 5, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-340-5091
Web: http://www.kenashby.com/
Email: kenashby@aol.com

Hugh Chauvin

US House 6, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 682-553-1053
Web: http://www.hughchauvin.com
Email: ahchauvin@yahoo.com

Drew Parks

US House 7, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 713-461-1492
Web: http://liberty7.com/
Email: dparks3@uh.edu

Roy Hall

US House 8, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Web: http://www.facebook.com/royhallforcongress
Email: royhallforcongress@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

Roy was born and raised in Longview, TX the youngest son of a mother who worked nights as an RN and an Air Force veteran and independent salesman father. The middle class community of Longview instilled pride in hard work. Working since the age of 16 Roy learned the value of a dollar. He is a graduate of Texas A & M-Corpus Christi and worked up to 3 jobs at a time in addition to a full academic schedule to pay his own way. After college, Roy settled in the Houston area and went to work in public service, enforcing and encouraging fair credit markets in Texas. Roy describes himself as “a true conservative” (advocating for limited government in all aspects) but “past and current erosions of civil and economic liberties made me realize both of the old parties were broken, so I became a candidate for Congress in the Libertarian Party.

John Wieder

US House 9, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 409-201-2464
Web: http://www.johnwieder.org/
Email: johnwieder@aol.com

Richard Priest

US House 10, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 830-708-2024
Email: richardpriest4u@yahoo.com

Scott Ballard

US House 11, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 254-774-9184
Email: scottjballard@att.net

Matthew Solodow

US House 12, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-320-7557
Web: http://www.votesolodow.com/
Email: matthewsolodow@yahoo.com

John Robert Deek

US House 13, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-853-9232
Email: johndeek@verizon.net

Zach Grady

US House 14, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 832-837-3315
Web: http://zachgrady.com/
Email: gradybrosac@gmail.com
About the Candidate: 

Zach Grady is running to fill what is currently the seat in the United States Congress held by Dr. Ron Paul. Zach is a Constitutional Libertarian, and, as he says “Most of all, a regular person, who's fed up with the corruption in every level of the oversized federal government. We need to wake everyone up to the fact that the Libertarian Party is THE third party alternative.” Zach comes from the new wave of political candidates that subscribe to the Dr. Ron Paul, Campaign For Liberty philosophy of limited government and greater personal liberty or as Zach calls himself, “not a politician – a Paulitician.” Zach promises to support or introduce legislation for a full audit of the private Federal Reserve, and with the criminality that an audit would expose, END THE FED. Zach also promises to ban the insider trading that is currently permitted by members of our Congress and get international organizations like the U.N. and the IMF out of the internal affairs of our Sovereign Nation, cut the size of government, cut taxes, and repeal all unConstitutional regulations and mandates.

Ronald Finch

US House 15, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 832-642-6694
Email: r0na1d@att.net

Junart Sodoy

US House 16, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-229-8878
Email: junart@tx.rr.com

Ben Easton

US House 17, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-215-9488
Web: http://beneaston2012.com/
Email: ben@word4ce.com

Christopher Barber

US House 18, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 832-818-2355
Web: http://www.christocongress.com/
Email: cbarber@texasattorney.net

Chip Peterson

US House 19, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 806-799-6531
Web: http://www.chippeterson.com/
Email: cpeterson35@suddenlink.net

Tracey Potts

US House 20, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 210-872-9484
Web: http://www.potts4congress.us/
Email: pottsforcongress@aol.com
About the Candidate: 

Tracy writes, “I am just an ordinary person; I am not a career politician. My principal qualification for asking to be your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives is that I have never been to law school, have never run for public office, and have worked all my adult life. I am running on the Libertarian Party ticket as a person who loves liberty and wants to take a principled stand to take back the personal liberties which Congresses, past and present, have legislated away. I am asking for your help and support to change that. I am asking for your help in electing ORDINARY PEOPLE (like me) to Congress for a change! A Class of '68 graduate in my hometown of Knoxville (Tennessee), I took my Bachelor of Arts education at the University of Tennessee in the early seventies; and earned a bachelor of science of nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio) School of Nursing in the late eighties. I am a former officer of the Nurse Corps of the U.S. Army Reserve; and was a professional Registered Nurse for over twenty-five years. I have served overseas (Gulf War I) in Germany and in Belgium. My specialty area was in critical care (medical, surgical, and coronary intensive care), as well as in hospice care for the terminally ill. For the past four years I have turned myself into an artist and an “armchair expert” in the language of ancient Hebrew. My principal artwork can be seen at www.HashemArtworks.net.

John-Henry Liberty

US House 21, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 361-876-0420
Email: johnhenry.liberty@gmail.com

Steve Susman

US House 22, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 409-925-6200
Web: http://stevesusman2010.ning.com/
Email: stevelumberg@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

Steve writes, "I oppose any express intent of the United Nations Agenda 21 scheme to destroy the property rights and personal liberties of the citizens of the United States of America. I strongly oppose any 'Sustainability Council' and/or membership in ANY International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). Furthermore, I urge any and all citizens to rebuke and revolt against any company or firm that tries to force this phony sustainability scam on them. These firms/companies have no legal rights whatsoever to make anyone accept their policies, unless they have been legally enacted by the vote of the people of that particular community. These are NOT governmental agencies, yet they will try to force radical concepts such as water rationing, control over crops that local farmers will grow, overbearing restrictions on the use of woodlands and wetlands, and the inhumane policy of eugenics. Agenda 21 will mean even higher gas, electric, and other energy costs passed on to us and our posterity. Your already limited financial resources will be further drained by the imposition of more toll roads, longer convoluted road systems, and the abuse of eminent domain to in effect, steal your property for the use of the United Nations. It also means that your family will be restricted and/ or rationed on your choices of what to eat by the institution of much higher food prices."

Jeffrey Blunt

US House 23, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 210-607-7846
Email: blunt.jeffrey@gmail.com

John Stathas

US House 24, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-794-0201
Web: http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Stathas-for-Congress/187016454743055
Email: john@stathas.com

Betsy Dewey

US House 25, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-294-3542
Web: http://votebetsy.com/
Email: betsy@betsydewey.com

Mark Boler

US House 26, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 972-896-0047
Email: mboler@markboler.com

Corrie Byrd

US House 27, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 903-466-2946
Web: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Corrie-Byrd/235035653213110
Email: corrie@byrd2012.com

Patrick Hisel

US House 28, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 940-325-8631
Web: http://www.patrickhiselforcongress.com/
Email: hisel13@hotmail.com
About the Candidate: 

A lifelong Texan, Patrick was born in Dallas and grew up in the small west Texas town of Monahans. He takes a common sense approach to politics by sticking to his principles of small government, Austrian Economics, and personal responsibility. Dr. Hisel currently works as a primary care physician. He continues to deepen his education in economics by studying with the Mises Institute. Patrick is an advocate for Women’s Health and has served on the Board of Directors of. HOPE a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Patrick served as a medical missionary in Africa at Nigerian Christian Hospital in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. Patrick and his wife Stephanie have completed numerous marathons, half-marathons, and triathlons and they have raised thousands of dollars for their charities, the American Hospice Association, The Organization for Autism Research, and the American Diabetes Association.

James Stanczak

US House 29, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 281-608-2751
Web: http://www.jameyusa.com
Email: falconfriend@gmail.com
About the Candidate: 

James writes, “If you want someone in Washington who thinks like you and respects you as a free individual American, then you will want to vote for me. I believe in using the fruits of the American accomplishment, workforce, creativity, products and diversity to make the people of our nation happier, stronger, and capable of success. I insist on handing down the promise of freedom that my grandfathers and ancestors fought for to insure that existence for our children. As a small business owner, you can assure yourself that I will fight for you. As a medical student I support both Eastern and Western medicine and believe that together we can achieve great benefits by incorporating them together into our mainstream healthcare system. We all know someone who is having a difficult time affording their cost of living, dealing with medical issues, and finding a good job. I will fight to lower taxes, lower the cost of living, open new industry, and bring back the American Dream.

Ed Rankin

US House 30, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-803-6526
Web: http://edrankinforcongress.com/
Email: ed_rankin@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

Ed is a recognized expert in organizational systems and effectiveness. His work has been cited in numerous professional journals and business publications and he has made numerous television and radio appearances about human resource management issues. Ed has testified before the US House of Representatives regarding small business taxation. Ed holds a BS degree in Psychology, an MS degree in Labor and Industrial Relations, and an MA in Human and Organizational Systems. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching and is currently completing a PhD in Human Development. He is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation. Ed has served on numerous appointed and elected community groups including the Boards of Directors of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Texas, United Cerebral Palsy of Texas and Clean Dallas, Inc. He Chaired the Dallas Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities for two terms and was elected as a Trustee of the Southlake Carroll Independent School District. Ed is a graduate of Partner’s in Policymaking, a leadership program sponsored by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. He is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and is a member of The Dallas Assembly.

Ethan Garofolo

US House 31, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: (512) 994-0677
Web: http://www.facebook.com/ethan.garofolo.for.congress
Email: ethan@ethangarofolo.com
About the Candidate: 

Ethan Garofolo was born to a working-class family. During his childhood and adolescence Ethan lived the devastating effects economic conditions can have on families. Ethan attended Brigham Young University where he majored in Computer Science and French. It was also here that Ethan began an earnest study of the founding philosophy of our nation. This message of liberty and limited confirmed his deep love for our country, and built his political foundation. After graduating from BYU Ethan and his wife Julie moved to Texas and District 31. They fully understand the meaning of, “I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.” The booming tech industry, sheer beauty of the Hill Country, and the warmhearted people of this area made the decision a no-brainer. Ethan has worked as a software developer since arriving in 2006. He and Julie are now the parents of two wonderful daughters. Ethan was not born into privilege and is not a professional politician (nor would he ever seek to make a career of it!). The opportunities and freedoms America still provides today are what allowed him to improve his circumstances and build something wonderful. Ethan believes that these opportunities are at risk today, suffering from the reckless abuses of power in the Congress. The crippled, jobless economy and the $15 trillion (and growing) debt that produced it; the multiple ongoing foreign wars; the runaway intervention into the business and personal lives of all Americans; the constant erosion of civil liberties; and a broken two-party system that profits from perpetuating these ills all threaten our freedom and prosperity. With neither party much interested in real reform and alarmed for the future of his two girls, Ethan was compelled to sound the cry of Liberty! and run for office. Ethan believes that America's brightest days are still to come but only if we return government to its proper constitutionally-defined limits.

Seth Hollist

US House 32, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 972-413-TX32
Web: http://seth.hollist.org
Email: info@seth.hollist.org
About the Candidate: 

Seth writes, “Texas Congressional District 32 is where I live, where I worship, and where I work. I have been driving nearly the entire length of it, from Wylie to Addison and back, on an almost daily basis (and not on the toll roads either), for about 4 years now. Most businesses I visit frequently are also within the district boundaries. I've been living here and getting to know people who also live here for many years. I believe I can boldly speak for them as their humble servant and representative.” When elected to Congress, Seth Hollist promises to focus his efforts on: Requiring Sunset/Re-authorization requirements in all bills, and passing a bill requiring all current Federal laws to Sunset in 10 years unless re-authorized. A smaller, more reasonably sized, and better-focused military - Ending the undeclared and unconstitutional Wars and Policing activities. The Downsize DC Agenda. Stopping Socialistic UN agendas and other treaties that usurp the USA's sovereignty. Seth is a husband, married 9 years, and a father of 3 young kids; each of whom he loves very much. He works hard to help insure they have a home, food, and great potential for the future.

Steven "Ziggy" Shanklin

US House 34, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 210-281-1783
Email: zigshanklin@gmail.com

Ross Lynn Leone

US House 35, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 830-560-0523
Web: http://www.rosslynnleone.com/
Email: rlynnleone@yahoo.com

Michael Cole

US House 36, Texas

Election Date: May 17, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 409-221-0478
Web: http://www.michaelcole.us/
Email: colemk@rocketmail.com

Bob Townsend

State Senate, 4th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 713-503-1979
Web: http://www.electbobtownsend.com/
Email: bobwtownsend2@gmail.com

Jeffrey Fox

State Senate, 5th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-352-9226
Web: http://www.jeffreylfox.com/
Email: fox4texassenatedistrict5@juno.com

Ed Kless

State Senate, 8th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 972-836-9972
Web: http://electkless.com/
Email: ed.kless@electkless.com
About the Candidate: 

Ed believes the foundational principles of our country of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness have been abandoned by both major political parties. What remains are collectivists on two sides of the aisle – the Republicans who collude with big business and fund expansionist government through unsustainable deficit spending and the Democrats who believe that bigger government is the answer to every problem and fund expansionist government through confiscatory tax policies. Ed says, “I have finally said it is time to wake up!” Ed is senior director of partner development and strategy for Sage North America. He develops and delivers leadership programs and consults with entrepreneurs daily to assist them in growing their companies. Prior to joining Sage, Ed co-founded Third Wave Business Systems, a Microsoft Business Solutions Partner, which grew to 20 team members and 5 million in revenue. Ed is also a senior fellow at the VeraSage Institute, a think tank devoted to professional organizations and the free market.

Dave McElwee

State Senate, 9th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-707-9197
Web: http://www.solutions-for-texas.com/
Email: davemcelweesd9@att.net

John A. Betz, Jr.

State Senate, 12th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 580-583-0376
Web: http://www.electbetz.com/
Email: jackbetzcandidate1@att.net

Ryan M. Dixon

State Senate, 14 District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-538-9109
Web: http://www.electryandixon.com/
Email: DixonAndMustache@gmail.com

Austin Page

State Senate, 17th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 832-248-5022
Web: http://www.electaustinpage.com/
Email: auspage@netzero.com

Joseph Morse

State Senate, 21st District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 707-276-6773
Web: http://www.lifelibertymorse.com/
Email: jsmorse@code-interactive.com

Tom Kilbride

State Senate, 22nd District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 254-754-1803
Web: http://www.tomkilbride.com/
Email: tkilbride@mac.com

N. Rubén Florés Peréz

State Senate, 26th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 210-209-5323
Email: doittoit@justince.com

M.J. "Smitty" Smith

State Senate, 28th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 806-795-6560
Web: http://www.mjsmittysmith.com/
Email: mms2413@sbcglobal.net

Richard Forsythe

State Senate, 30th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Web: http://www.electrichardforsythe.com/
Email: radracr5@hotmail.com

Tim Eason

State Representative, 1st District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 903-824-1520
Web: http://www.electtimeason.com/
Email: tim@onebigorangecomputer.com

Charles F. Parkes III

State Representative, 6th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 903-780-6072
Web: http://www.charlesfparkes.com/
Email: cfpiii1993@yahoo.com

Sterling Russell

State Representative, 15th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Web: http://www.sterlingrussell.com/
Email: info@sterlingrussell.com
About the Candidate: 

Sterling Russell enjoys a local reputation as an advocate for freedom and liberty in Montgomery County, Texas. Mr. Russell spent the last 10 years arguing in favor of a limited constitutional government, free markets, and ending prohibition. He is known across the local community of republicans and democrats as always supporting civil liberties and constitutional rights above all else. Sterling Russell has always supported small business and will continue to after being elected to represent the State of Texas. Sterling Russell was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Spring, Texas. He graduated from Spring High School and immediately joined the work force. Over the next ten years, Mr. Russell worked tirelessly in the energy sector to ensure quality, highly efficient, and environmentally sound products were introduced into the field. Sterling has worked on projects on 3 continents, 5 countries, and across the United States.

John Henry Petter, IV

State Representative, 27th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 832-215-1700
Web: http://www.electjohnpetter.com/
Email: jpetter7@hotmail.com

Michael A. Carrasco

State Representative, 33rd District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-901-1197
Web: http://www.electmichaelcarrasco.com/
Email: michaelanthonycarraso@gmail.com

Nancy Mishou

State Representative, 38th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 956-541-7091
Web: http://www.nancymishou.com/
Email: nkmishou@sbcgobal.net

Jim Duke

State Representative, 45th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 251-327-6478
Web: http://www.electjimduke.com/
Email: flyboyu777@gmail.com

Andy Fernandez

State Representative, 46th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Email: andyfernandez@utexas.edu

Nick Tanner

State Representative, 47th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-657-7676
Web: http://www.nicktanner.com/
Email: ntanner001@austin.rr.com
About the Candidate: 

Nick Tanner was born in Austin, Texas has lived in District 47 his whole life. Nick has spent much of his professional life performing jobs that the majority of politicians would lead you to believe “most Americans won't do” in construction industry. In 2003 he received his degree as a registered massage therapist. In late 2010 Nick began volunteering at a local pantry. The delivery program he implemented began with only 15 people and today the program reaches more than 80 people each week. Nick truly believes, “Compassion is the true path to happiness, and the true path to compassion is to put yourself in other people's shoes.

Joe Edgar

State Representative, 48th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-807-8065
Web: http://joeedgar.com/
Email: Campaign@joeedgar.com
About the Candidate: 

Joe Edgar is a successful entrepreneur, small business owner and entrepreneur who knows how private industry works, while also understanding the public involvement. Joe is an active member of the Austin City Chamber and of the Central Texas Angel Network, the leading regional investor group that invests private funds into local start-up companies. As one of 11 children raised on a Native American Reservation, Joe understands what many in our community are experiencing- very limited financial resources and a lack of opportunities. He also spent two years living with the indigenous Aboriginal communities in the Australian Outback as a full time volunteer. In Austin, Joe and his family are very active in supporting programs for the elderly and families in need. And as a strong advocate for financial independence, Joe also supports and volunteers his time and expertise at a local tax center, filing tax returns for low-income families and teaching financial literacy. Joe Edgar earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with honors, from the University of Oregon and attended the University of Texas to study Mathematics. He is the fortunate husband of a brilliant wife and father of four wonderful children. He and his family are committed members of their neighborhood association and their local church community.

Kent Phillips

State Representative, 49th District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 410-991-4746
Email: kentertaining@yahoo.com

Arthur DiBianca

State Representative, 51st District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-707-2809
Web: http://www.arthurdibianca.com/
Email: arthur.dibianca@gmail.com

Lillian Martinez Simmons

State Representative, 52nd District, Texas

Election Date: May 21, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-246-2597
Email: lillian.martinez@usa.net

Neill Snider

State Representative, 56th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 254-772-5660
Web: http://www.neillsnider.com/
Email: mechneill@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

Neill Snider is a lifelong resident of Waco, Texas. He is a mechanical contractor/manufacturing technologist and owner of Neill Mechanical Technology, Inc. He holds a technology degree from Southwest Texas State University. In 1996, he served on the Waco City Council Architectural Review Board. He is a past Libertarian candidate for State Representative, and believes in eliminating most state taxes, privatizing the Texas education system, and allowing Texans to conduct business freely. He is married with six children.

Bruce Hermann

State Representative, 63rd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 940-390-0890
Email: bfhermann@gmail.com

Ian C. Kull

State Representative, 64th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 940-536-8808
Web: http://www.iankull.com/
Email: iankull@gmail.com

Richard Brown

State Representative, 69th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 940-586-0895
Web: http://www.electrichardbrown.com/
Email: rbrown@heartbeater.com
About the Candidate: 

Richard writes, “I am the father of five grown children, a former U.S. Marine and current blogger on Health, Fitness and Raw Food Enthusiast. I am appalled at the poisoning of Texas's food supply with genetically altered foods and ingredients. I believe that genetically engineered food crops are at the heart of the growing obesity and health problems in our population. I will join the other legislators in the Texas House who are willing to drastically lower taxes by voting to eliminate all of the wasteful social engineering programs. Texas government has grown to a size many times that for necessary government and Texas needs a Libertarian voice to start reversing the bloated government of too many terms of the Republicrats.

Rex Black

State Representative, 73rd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 830-438-4830
Email: rex_black@rbcs-us.com

Sean Fatzinger

State Representative, 92nd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-812-6812
Web: http://www.seanfatzinger.com/index.html
Email: sfatz7cs@live.com

Bruce Beckman

State Representative, 93rd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-948-6738
Web: http://www.votebrucebeckman.com/
Email: bdzb721@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

Bruce Beckman was born in McHenry, Illinois and currently lives in Haslet, Texas with his wife and four children. Bruce paid his own way through college by working at a Chicago-area hospital. He graduated with a Finance degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After graduation, he worked for two years in the financial services industry before beginning his current career in the airline industry. Bruce is committed to representing the people of District 93 -- not lobbyists or other interests outside of the district. He will work hard in Austin to reduce wasteful spending and protect the Constitutional rights of all Texans.

David Eyerly

State Representative, 94th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 903-952-8865
Web: http://www.davideyerly.com/
Email: davideyerly@windworksco.com

Max W. Koch III

State Representative, 96th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-614-3352
Web: http://www.maxwkoch.com/
Email: koch.env.gro@gmail.com

Rod Wingo

State Representative, 97th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-999-3969
Web: http://www.rodwingo.com/
Email: rwingo4228@sbcglobal.net

Michael Goolsby

State Representative, 98th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-721-6181
Email: msgoolsby@verizon.net

Dan Hawkins

State Representative, 99th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-239-9305
Web: http://www.electdanhawkins.com/
Email: Hawkinsfor99@gmail.com

Carl Nulsen

State Representative, 101nd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 972-283-3475
Email: carl@multigroupfinancial.com

Rodney Caston

State Representative, 106th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 469-939-5246
Web: http://www.rodneycaston.com/
Email: rcaston@rcaston.com

Jarrett Rab Woods

State Representative, 108th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 972-896-8025
Web: http://www.jarrettwoods.com/
Email: jrwoods@ercsales.com

Dexter Jackson

State Representative, 109th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 972-227-4560
Email: saradunn@swbell.net

Preston Poulter

State Representative, 115nd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 214-563-5069
Web: http://www.electprestonpoulter.com/
Email: prestonpoulter@hotmail.com

Arthur M. Thomas IV

State Representative, 121nd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 210-568-7950
Web: www.amtiv.com
Email: arthur.thomas@amtiv.com

Alfred N. Montestruc

State Representative, 131th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 832-338-9536
Web: http://www.alfredmontestruc.com/
Email: montestruc@gmail.com

Phil Kurtz

State Representative, 132nd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 281-574-4652

Gerald W. (Jerry) LaFleur

State Representative, 133rd District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 713-482-7517
Email: jerry@jerrylafleur.info

Matthew W. Whittington

State Representative, 136th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-567-8898
Web: http://www.electmatthewwhittington.com/
Email: matthew@mattwhittington.com

Lee Coughran

State Representative, 138th District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 281-550-4116
Web: http://www.leecoughran.com/
Email: lans@swbell.net

Robb Rourke

State Representative, 144st District, Texas

Election Date: June 14, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 832-266-5816
Web: http://www.robbrourke.org/
Email: rourke.robb@rocketmail.com

Jaclyn L. Finkel

Travis County Sherriff, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-740-6836
Email: jiggity.jax@gmail.com

Bill Grisham

Bexar County Tax Assessor Collector, Texas

Election Date: September 7, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 210-732-2129
Email: billgrisham@ymail.com

Charles C. Hutyra

McLennan County Sheriff, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 254-855-1719

Bill Grisham

Bexar County Tax Assessor Collector, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 210-732-2129
Email: billgrisham@ymail.com

Harold Doty

Bexar County Commissioner, Precinct 1, Texas

Election Date: September 7, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 979-238-2105
Email: hmdoty@gmail.com

Ken Stanford ll

Tarrant County Tax Assessor Collector, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 817-944-9939
Web: http://www.kenstanford.org/
Email: kens0880@gmail.com
About the Candidate: 

Ken writes, “I started doing Federal Income Tax Returns professionally when I was 16. Ever since then, I’ve been doing income taxes, bookkeeping, and other administrative work. I would put in a review process for denied appeals to make it easier for property owners and separate the Tax Assessor office from the court. I will not restrict anyone from registering a vehicle or paying any other tax because of outstanding court fines. The two (taxes and fines) have nothing to do with each other and should be kept separate. I would also cease taking money for red light camera fines. I believe the red light cameras to be illegal. I also think the three funniest words in the English language are: Libertarian Tax Assessor.

Jesse Hopson

Harris County Tax Assessor Collector, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 713-927-9164
Email: jhopson89@yahoo.com

Dave F. Benton

Tom Green County Sheriff, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Mike Burris

Travis County Tax Assessor Collector, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-291-5158
Email: burris_m@sbcglobal.net

David Kinney

Hockley County Sheriff, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 806-773-9029
Email: dkwatchman@yahoo.com

Mike Andras

Williamson County Sherriff, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

John Gomez

Denton County Tax Assessor Collector, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 972-966-1980
Email: johngomezmd@yahoo.com

Marlene Dougherty

Cameron County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 1, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 956-542-7108
Email: mdcrimlaw@netzero.com

Jerry R. Russell, Jr.

Lubbock County Commissioner Precinct 1, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 806-885-4403

Bernd Deblouw

Gregg County Constable Precinct 1, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 903-556-1154
Email: ledutch@gmail.com

James Lancaster

Harris County Constable Precinct 1, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 713-942-2250
Email: jclanca2@gmail.com

Harold Doty

Brazoria County Commissioner Precinct 1, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 979-238-2105
Email: hmdoty@gmail.com

John Jackson

Williamson County Constable Precinct 2, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 832-525-5431
Web: http://www.johnjackson.bbnow.org/
Email: johnjacksonlptx@USA.com

Raul "Roy" Camacho

Travis County Constable Precinct 2, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-663-9393
Web: http://www.rcamacho.us/
Email: raul@rcamacho.us
About the Candidate: 

I understand the importance of living, working, playing, shopping and raising a family in a safe community. I also understand your expectation of an elected official to run an honest department that truly serves the residents and guest of precinct 2. As a sworn and experience peace officer, public safety, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, and promoting good community relations will always be top priority. I will always put my duties first. I will never abuse my position for personal gain. I will run the office of Constable in the most cost effective manner possible, and I will constantly look for ways to save taxpayer money.

James M. Holland

Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 3, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 210-492-8711
Email: jamesho81@aol.com

Scott G. McKinlay

Travis County Constable Precinct 3, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-343-2325
Web: http://scottmckinlay2012.com/
Email: scott@scottmckinlay.com

Patrick Dixon

Travis County Commissioner Precinct 3, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-771-3936
Web: http://patdixon.org/
Email: Pat@PatDixon.org
About the Candidate: 

Pat Dixon a consultant/independent contractor for industrial process control systems specializing in advanced control solutions for the pulp and paper industry. He was first elected to the Lago Vista City Council in 2005 and served 2 terms ending in 2010. He is a graduate of, and currently served on the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Pat was recently reelected Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Texas.

James Andrews

Williamson County Commissioner Precinct 3, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-818-6315
Web: http://jdat747.blogspot.com/
Email: jdat747@yahoo.com

David Hull-Rudowski

Travis County Constable Precinct 4, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-461-5371
Email: davhr@sbcglobal.net

Michael M. Holt

Travis County Constable Precinct 5, Texas

Election Date: June 18, 2012

Location

TX

Phone: 512-968-8856
Email: holtmichael@hotmail.com