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To inform readers about the candidates seeking their votes on the November ballot, the San Antonio Report asked all candidates to answer the following questions. We edited answers for clarity, not substance or grammar, and we did not fact-check responses. We restricted responses to 200 words for each question.
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I’ve run several times for State Representative in District 51.
Why do you feel you are the best candidate for the office you are seeking?
I want to make sure libertarian voters are represented: voters who support peace, free markets, and civil liberties.
What three issues do you feel are most important to voters in your district?
Different voters have different priorities. I believe many voters are concerned about the intrusiveness and overspending of the federal government. Many voters want to reduce military spending as well. Many voters want a federal government that strongly respects our civil liberties.
If elected, what would be your top priorities after taking office?
Three priorities: first, cut federal spending across the board; second, legalize marijuana completely at the federal level; third, reform immigration laws to make it much easier for our foreign friends to come live and work in the U.S.
How has the coronavirus pandemic shaped your priorities?
It has shown me how incompetent the government is. In a public health crisis, we should turn to medical professionals for advice, not the government. The surgeon general immediately told all Americans, “don’t wear masks.” That terrible, backwards advice caused people to die, and it has caused people to distrust later advice about wearing masks.
For incumbents: What do you consider your most significant accomplishments in office? What would you change?
For non-incumbents: What, if anything, would you do differently from the current officeholder?
Most importantly, I would not associate myself with a political party that supports big, repressive government. I would cut federal spending across the board, including military spending. I would stop trying to build the ridiculous border wall. I would work to end our war-making. I would work to legalize marijuana.