Bruce Beckman

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Bruce Beckman
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 93
PartyLibertarian
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
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ProfessionAirline Management
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Bruce Beckman was a 2012 Libertarian candidate for District 93 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

Beckman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Cut Taxes and Spending

  • "I would vote to repeal the business margins tax that was proposed and signed in 2006 by Republican Governor Rick Perry, and filed by Rep. Jim Keffer (Republican from Eastland)."
  • "I would file a bill to cut the state sales tax from 6.25% to 4%."

End the War on Drugs

  • "I would vote to reduce spending on the War On Drugs programs in Texas and seek to re-appropriate those funds to other law enforcement programs such as prosecuting and monitoring sex offenders and other violent criminals."
  • "I would vote for a bill to allow medical marijuana like HB 1491, filed last year by Rep. Naishtat (Democrat from Austin)."

Relief for Small Businesses

  • "I would file legislation to reduce the power of cities to use permitting ordinances to limit and block businesses."
  • "I would file legislation to repeal many anti-competitive occupational licensing laws."

Liberty for Latinos

  • "I want Texas Latinos to leave behind big-government welfare and the big-government bigotry of the two dominant parties, 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

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Beckman ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 93. Beckman ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Matt Krause (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Krause 58.9% 29,527
     Democratic Shane Hardin 37.5% 18,797
     Libertarian Bruce Beckham 3.5% 1,768
Total Votes 50,092

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