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 ...
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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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 ...
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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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 ...
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 .
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lone Star Liberty
Official Newsletter of the Libertarian Party of Texas
July 3, 2013
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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