At our last meeting of the Texas State Executive Committee, there was extensive discussion concerning candidates and candidate recruitment. At that time I informed my fellow Libertarians that I was running for our Party’s nomination for the office of President of the United States.
I have been a Life Member of both the Texas and the National Libertarian Party since 1977. I have served as precinct chair, county chair, and regional representative on the State Executive Committee. All of these numerous times beginning in 1980 to the present time. In the mid 1980s I served two terms as the State Chairman. During that time we organized and ran a successful ballot access drive. As a result of that drive the Libertarian Party has been on the Texas Ballot in every election since.
I have also been on the ballot many times. In one race for U.S. Congress I placed second in a three way race. In 1993 I was elected to the Board of Directors of the San Antonio River Authority(a state office). And served for 6 years on that board. I was also appointed by President Reagan to a position on the Local Board of the Selective Service System and served as vice-chairman of that Board for 15 years. I have served in both the National Guard and the State Guard. Most recently as Battalion Executive Officer. I am active in community organizations and held leadership positions in numerous of those. My interests have always been on the local and state level. Since that is where the best opportunities are for recruitment and education. In 2010 I was a candidate for the Texas Railroad Commssion(a statewide office) and placed third in a four way race, receiving a few votes less than 139,000.
As a delegate to most National Conventions since 1980 I have observed first hand the numerous people who have joined the party and because of their self proclaimed “star power” have promised us that if only they were made our Presidential or Vice Presidential Candidate they could bring a large number of new members to our party. They have all fallen short of expectations. Murray Rothbard called them “opportunists” and warned us against falling for their “salesmanship”. I was always hesitant to support them because I wanted to see people put in at least a little time “in the trenches” before asking for one of our highest honors.
That last paragraph is as close as I will come to waging a “negative campaign”. I will stand on my dedication and accomplishments. My primary focus will be on new members and new delegates to the National Convention. And I will recruit them with a solid and consistent Libertarian Message, on ALL issues.
I thank you for your consideration,
UPDATE 2011-03-14: Visit his website at www.RVGary.com
According to that site, his complete contact information is as follows:
Email : Roger@RVGary.com
Phone : (210) 324-6856
Address : 1119 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio TX 78201