Jon Roland

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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

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • 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.[3]

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.[4]

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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