Those of you familiar with the title phrase, will note that I am referencing the words used by football referees when the are about to either overturn or confirm a ruling on the field of play.
Well, my friends, that is exactly what is happening here.
I have reviewed the possibilities and have decided that I am withdrawing my name for consideration by the Libertarian Party of Texas for nomination as its candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Instead, I am casting a new line. I intend to seek the support of the majority of the delegates at the 2014 state convention for the position of State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas.
I do this for many reasons, but those that are worth mentioning include:
- The current Chair, Patrick Dixon, who will have served for a decade, has decided to not seek the position again. I salute him for his activism and sharing of his time and talent with us for these past ten years. I can only hope to be a successor that is half as capable.
- Tom Glass, the current vice chair, has decided to seek the party’s nomination for attorney general, a position for which I find him to be particularly well suited, and because of this he will not be seeking the chairmanship.
- Brandon de Hoyos, who for this brief period has been my “opponent” for the nomination will be a worthy and able candidate. I have spoken with him a few times and he has gained my utmost respect and admiration in a very brief period of time.
- My wife, Christine Kless, has been my advisor and confidant in this decision and she continues to give me her unconditional commitment.
My thanks to all of you who have supported me. I hope you will continue to do so. As a candidate for party chair, I can and will continue to accept political donations. In a way, they are even more important now. If you are willing and able, please go to my donation page and contribute an amount you feel proper, even $5 helps.
Yours in Liberty,