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Jon Roland
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Texas
PartyLibertarian
Education
High schoolSeguin High School
Bachelor'sMathematics, University of Chicago
Military service
Service/branchOfficer, USAF
Personal
ProfessionComputer Professional
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Jon Roland was a 2014 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Texas.[1]

Roland unsuccessfully ran for election to the U.S. Senate in 2012 as well.

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Jon Roland's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Roland is a Conservative-Leaning Libertarian. Roland received a score of 60 percent on social issues and 78 percent on economic issues.[2]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[3]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Neutral
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Unknown Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[2] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Campaign themes

2014

Roland's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Constitutional compliance and reform
Excerpt: "What should be the leading issue for every candidate. "
  • Jobs and global competitiveness
Excerpt: "Repeal job-killing legislation and regulation of all kinds, and eliminate taxes on repatriated offshore earnings."
  • Money, taxing, spending, and debt
Excerpt: "End deficits within six years and pay off the debt. Repeal statute making debt instruments legal tender."
  • Entitlements and subsidies
Excerpt: "Eliminate or phase out all federal entitlements and subsidies within six years, except for R&D."
  • Defense and foreign policy
Excerpt: "Accelerate the replacement of troops by technology, reduce off-shore deployments and installations and put more emphasis on rapid response. No warlike action without consent of Congress."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Increase funding for enforcement of existing laws by a factor of at least five. Make it easier for high-skilled younger workers to become citizens."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Repurpose toward militia training for defense, law enforcement, and disaster response."
  • R&D and energy
Excerpt: "Increase funding for basic and applied R&D to regain technological edge for U.S. in health care, resources, and world trade."

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Texas, 2014

Roland ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Texas. Roland did not receive the Libertarian nomination at the state convention on April 11-13.[5]

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Texas, 2012

Roland ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Texas. He was not selected at the Libertarian Party convention in June to be put on the general election ballot.[6]

2010

See also: Texas Attorney General election, 2010

Roland ran in the 2010 election for Attorney General, as the Libertarian nominee.

On November 2, 2010, Greg Abbott won re-election to the office of Texas Attorney General. He defeated Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) and Jon Roland (L) in the general election.

Texas Attorney General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Abbott Incumbent 64.1% 3,151,064
     Democratic Barbara Ann Radnofsky 33.7% 1,655,859
     Libertarian Jon Roland 2.3% 112,118
Total Votes 4,919,041
Election Results Via: Texas Secretary of State

2006

Roland ran in the 2006 election for Attorney General, as the Libertarian nominee.

On November 7, 2006, Greg Abbott won re-election to the office of Texas Attorney General. He defeated David Van Os (D) and Jon Roland (L) in the general election.

Texas Attorney General, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Abbott Incumbent 59.5% 2,556,063
     Democratic David Van Os 37.2% 1,599,069
     Libertarian Jon Roland 3.3% 139,668
Total Votes 4,294,800
Election Results Via: Texas Secretary of State

2002

Roland ran in the 2002 election for Attorney General, as the Libertarian nominee.

On November 5, 2002, Greg Abbott won election to the office of Texas Attorney General. He defeated Kirk Watson (D), Jon Roland (L) and David Keith Cobb (G) in the general election.

Texas Attorney General, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Abbott Incumbent 56.7% 2,542,184
     Democratic Kirk Watson 41.1% 1,841,359
     Libertarian Jon Roland 1.3% 56,880
     Green David Keith Cobb 0.9% 41,560
Total Votes 4,481,983
Election Results Via: Texas Secretary of State

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References

  1. Texas Tribune, "U.S. Senate elections bracket," accessed January 8, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 On The Issues, "Jon Roland Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
  3. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
  4. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed February 27, 2014
  5. The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Federal Candidates," accessed May 7, 2014
  6. Texas Libertarian Party, "Candidate list," accessed July 18, 2012 (dead link)