Rodney Caston

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Rodney Caston
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 106
PartyLibertarian
Personal
Birthday05/13/1977
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Rodney Caston (b. May 13, 1977) is a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 106 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1] Caston was a 2012 candidate for District 106 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign Themes

2014

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

Cutting 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."

Evicting the TSA from Texas

  • Excerpt: "I would file legislation to evict the TSA from Texas airports, and have our airports use their own personnel to handle security, in keeping with current federal guidelines."

Relief for Small Businesses

  • Excerpt: "Politicians do this partly to protect well-connected businesses by shielding them from new, lower-priced competition. Government should not pick winners and losers. I want to make it easier to start a business in Texas by reducing the power of government to get in the way."

Liberty for Immigrants

  • 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."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Pat Fallon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lisa Osterholt was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Osterholt, Fallon and Rodney Caston (L) will face off in the general election.[3][1][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Caston ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 106. Caston ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Pat Fallon (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 106, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Fallon 83.2% 41,785
     Libertarian Rodney Caston 16.8% 8,455
Total Votes 50,240

Personal

Caston has a wife, Perla.

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