Rob Lapham

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Rob Lapham
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 22
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
Rob Lapham was a 2014 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 22nd Congressional District of Texas.[1] Rob Lapham lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lapham's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Abortion: " I recognize that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on both sides. I believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for her conscientious consideration."
  • Border Security: "The United States, like all sovereign nations, has an absolute right to secure its borders and forbid any foreign national to enter this country. We should not tolerate anyone refusing to obey our laws regarding proper entry into this county."
  • Business and Economy: "Except for courts to sort out the protection of lives and property, governments should keep their hands out of business. Voluntary economic exchange is the only way; government intervention is not justified. Further, government interference in business on behalf of some citizens at the expense of others is inherently unjust."
  • Consumer Protection: " Federal safety regulation can and should be abolished in favor of market institutions analogous to Underwriters Laboratory certification. Food and Drug Administration oversight should be limited to safety, leaving efficacy up to the marketplace."
  • Criminal Justice: " In a free society crimes are, and ought to be, be limited to aggression against persons and property, including fraud. So-called “victimless crime” laws are incompatible with liberty. Drug laws today are among the most destructive, counter-productive and anti-freedom laws on the books."

[3]

—Rob Lapham's campaign website, https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://roblapham.com/plain-language/

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 22nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Lapham ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 22nd District. Lapham won the Libertarian Party nomination at the state convention in April 2014.[4] He was defeated by incumbent Pete Olson (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 22 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Olson Incumbent 66.5% 100,861
     Democratic Frank Briscoe 31.6% 47,844
     Libertarian Rob Lapham 1.9% 2,861
Total Votes 151,566
Source: Texas Secretary of State

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