Brian Chapman

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Brian Chapman
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 100
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBethany College
Personal
ProfessionSecurity professional
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Brian Chapman is a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 100 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]

Biography

Chapman earned his B.A. in criminal justice from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He currently works as a security professional with Universal Protection Service.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Chapman submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[2]

Issues that are important to me.

(1) Criminal Justice Reform/Ending marijuana prohibition in Texas. As a former Probation Officer with Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, I noticed that drug prohibition was causing more problems than actually helping the community in which I reside in. Substance abuse is a public health issue and should not be a criminal justice issue. I believe by treating marijuana like alcohol and tobacco, we can remove the profit motive from the illegal black market and keep drugs out of the hands of our children. I will also advocate that anyone serving time in jail, probation or parole for a non-violent drug offense be exonerated and granted their full rights back. By eliminating drug prohibition, we can use our law enforcement and criminal justice system to focus on violent crimes and creating a safer community. I am also a major advocate for industrial hemp, which an can be used to create jobs here in Texas and make Texas a producer of its own goods.

(2) School Choice. Parents should be allowed to send there children to the best possible school possible to obtain the best education possible. Education is the key to the future and by keeping our children in schools were the parents feel like they are not living up to their potential will only cause our community to regress instead of making progress.

(3) Create a strong self sufficient economy in District 100. I will encourage every resident in District 100 to build up District 100 by themselves. I will ask residents in District 100 to start there businesses in the district and to patronage other businesses in District 100. This will cause economic growth, jobs and hopefully show to other investors that they need to set up their businesses in District 100.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Eric Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Johnson will face Brian Chapman (L) in the general election.[4][1][5]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on June 3, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed July 30, 2014
  5. Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014