Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Texas

LP.org: Libertarian Mark Tippetts excluded from TX governor debate, despite top-3 polling

Let Mark Debate -- Mark Tippetts, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Texas

From LP.org

Polling in the 2018 Texas governor’s race shows Libertarian Mark Tippetts solidly in third place, with a huge 16 percent of voters undecided, according to the poll with the largest sample size to date conducted in June by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune. Despite this, the Nexstar Media Group has completely disregarded these polling results and political fairness by excluding Tippets from a gubernatorial debate scheduled for Sept.… Read more ...

LP-Texas presidential debate invitations: Johnson, Feldman, McAfee, Petersen, Sterling

From the Libertarian Party of Texas:

Thank You to everyone who participated in the LPTexas Vote With Your Dollars Straw Poll. Not only have you expressed your preference and helped LPTexas make a great and productive Presidential Debate Forum, but you have also helped give LPTexas additional resources to make the entire convention an even bigger showcase for liberty!

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Libertarian Party of Texas Election Day Recommendations

LPTexas

Texas will hold its biennial election on amendments to the state constitution on Tuesday, November 3.  The Libertarian Party of Texas makes the following recommendations on the seven proposed amendments and two important local ballot initiatives:

Proposition 1, SJR 1: Oppose

“The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.”

Though this proposition would appear to reduce the property taxes on homeowners, there is a provision for the State to hold school districts harmless for property tax losses, effectively shifting the tax burden from local school districts to State taxpayers.… Read more ...

Kerry Douglas McKennon announces candidacy for Libertarian Vice Presidential nomination

Photo from "Kerry Douglas McKennon for VP" on Facebook.

Photo from “Kerry Douglas McKennon for VP” on Facebook.

Press Release submitted to IPR:

My name is Kerry Douglas McKennon. I wish to express my intent to become the Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President of the United States.

I have been active in the Libertarian Party for a number of years, currently serving as the Hale County Chair, a senate district representative of the Libertarian Party of Texas Executive Committee, the Platform Committee Chair for Texas, and the National Secretary for Outright Libertarians.

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Libertarian Party of Texas: We are on the rise!

I recently saw an email from Students for Liberty entitled “The Rise of the Libertarians”. It caused me to think about the great things that are happening and the great opportunity we have in the “Launch 2014” campaign here in Texas.

Consider that we hired Lauren Daugherty as our new executive director to work with Heather Fazio and a group of volunteers and young interns.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Texas Hosts Leadership Conference

LPTexas

The Libertarian Party of Texas will be hosting a leadership conference on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT), in
Fort Worth, TX

Tickets can be purchased here .… Read more ...

2012 Libertarian congressional candidate now running as a liberal Democrat

Michael Cole

Michael Cole was a 2012 Libertarian Party congressional candidate who ran in Texas’s newly created 36th district. The election was won by Steve Stockman, who was endorsed by the Constitution Party’s 2008 and 2004 presidential candidates Chuck Baldwin and Michael Peroutka, respectively, as well as Constitution Party founder Howard Phillips.… Read more ...

Jay Miller: My Letter to LNC Vice-Chairman, R. Lee Wrights

Posted on the Lee Wrights for Texas Governor page on August 6, 2013: 

R. Lee Wrights (L): is the current Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian Party National Committee (2004-2006, 2012-Present), President of Foundation for a Free Society, Part-Founder of Liberty For All,  a former 2012 candidate for the Libertarian Party Nomination for President, the former campaign manager of the 2008 Mary Ruwart for President campaign, and the former Vice-Chair of the Libertaran Party of North Carolina (serving 7 years).… Read more ...

Major Donation Given to Lee Wrights for Governor Campaign

Lee Wrights, who is currently exploring a Libertarian Party run for Texas Governor

Originally published August 5, 2013 on Wrights2014.com:

Major Donation Received By Wrights for Texas Governor

An offer of considerable support prompted Lee Wrights to follow Texas Ethics Committee guidelines by establishing a committee and bank account so we could legally collect donations.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights Considering Run for Texas Governor

From Thomas Hill:

Yes, the rumors are true. Lee Wrights is interested in seeking the LP Texas nomination for governor. We are gauging interest and collecting pledges of support. Lee has made himself perfectly clear to me. He will not seek the nomination without serious and substantial support up front! Help me show Lee your love and support.

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Libertarian Party of Texas Hires New Executive Director

Lone Star Liberty

Official Newsletter of the Libertarian Party of Texas
July 3, 2013

Greetings!

Last Saturday, the State Libertarian Executive Committee (SLEC) hired a new executive director, Lauren Daugherty.

Lauren has recently moved back to Texas after spending several years working with various non-profits and attending graduate school in the

Washington, DC area.

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Libertarian Party of Texas To Host Debate: Low Tax Versus No Tax

Big Decision, Big Debate on Saturday June 29

Greetings!

On Saturday, we have a very important decision to make.  We are about 83% towards our goal to make that decision.  I am asking you to join me.

I am making a $1,500 donation toward hiring an executive director for the Libertarian Party of

Texas. 

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