The mother of ElfNino let me have a login and password. No longer stuck in the cheap seats, now I get to irritate, agitate, educate, and possibly even fabricate from the front row–at least until my posting privileges get revoked.
Elfninosmom suggested I post “a little something” to tell readers who I am. Perhaps she read my mind, because talking about myself is one of my favorite topics (bragging about the LP Texas being a close second).
First, let me see if I can insert a big smiling picture:
Yeah, that worked.
More about me.
I serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Texas (LPTX). The LPTX has a record 174 candidates on the ballot for the November 2008 elections. About 175 people attended our June state convention in Fort Worth. Our preliminary reports show the LPTX raised $81,000 in the first six months of 2008 and we didn’t receive any funds from National for ballot access drives because we don’t have to do one this year. Did any other states beat $81,000 with or without National help? California?
Any claims that most of that money ended up in my pockets are highly exaggerated. I have two other members of my staff and I had to pay a lot of that money to them. Of course postage and printing and convention hotel expenses ate up a lot of it too. None of that money went towards cheesy television commercials.
I served as the Southwest Region 6 representative on the LNC from 2006 to 2008. That experience provided me with enough fodder to gossip about the National Libertarian Party for years to come.
I’m currently a Libertarian Party candidate for County Commissioner.
I ran for Austin City Council in 2003 receiving 35% of the vote in a two-way race, in 2005 placing second out of five with 18%, and 2006 receiving 17% in a three-way race (as a “paper” candidate this time). These were non-partisan at-large races. I was endorsed by the Travis County Green Party in one or two of those races.
A few more random things:
Favorite restaurant: Wendy’s Hamburgers
Favorite beer: Natural Light
Marital status: single
Waistline: 34 inches and growing
Short-term goals: 32 inches
Where do I see myself in 5 years?: married with a 36 inch waistline
Hobbies: posting snarky comments on blogs
Pet peeves: they’re both from California
Sign: Vote Libertarian
That’s about all I can take about myself and the Libertarian Party of Texas for one day. I look forward to fighting with all of you!