Rod Wingo

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Rod Wingo
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 97
Place of birthWeatherford, TX
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Campaign website
Rod Wingo is a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 97 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1] Wingo was a 2012 candidate for District 97 of the Texas House of Representatives.


Campaign Themes


Wingo's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Cut Taxes and Spending

  • Excerpt: "Taxes are too high. That's because government spending is too high. I want to reduce both."

End the War on Drugs

  • Excerpt: "Selling and using drugs may be personally unwise, but those activities don't violate anyone's rights. By establishing drug prohibition, our government has taken a modest problem and turned it into a huge problem. Now we have to deal with drug gangs and black markets, and taxpayers have to pay to keep thousands of people in jail. We need to end this nonsense."

Relief for Small Businesses

  • Excerpt: "State and local governments make it much harder than it should be to start your own business. Both native citizens and immigrants often wish they could start a business, but get frightened away by the mountain of red tape, fees, and regulations."

Liberty for Latinos

  • Excerpt: "Texas has a fast-growing Latin American population. I want Texas Latinos to leave behind the big-government welfare liberalism of the Democrats and the big-government bigotry of the Republicans, and join the Libertarian Party instead. We don't want the government to prop people up, and we don't want the government to hold people down. I think that's consistent with the desire of most Latinos to have a level playing field where hard work pays off."



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 Craig Goldman is unopposed in the Republican primary. Goldman will face Rod Wingo (L) in the general election.[3][1][4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wingo ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 97. Wingo ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Craig Goldman (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Goldman 59.4% 38,139
     Democratic Gary Grassia 37.6% 24,159
     Libertarian Rod Wingo 2.9% 1,873
Total Votes 64,171

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