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Charles Parkes, III

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Charles Parkes, III
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 6
PartyLibertarian
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas, Tyler, 2008
Associate'sTyler Junior College, 1996
Personal
Birthday04/03/1975
Place of birthPalestine,TX
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
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Charles Parkes, III was a 2012 Libertarian candidate for District 6 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Parkes' professional experience includes working as a file clerk at OCE Business Services and substitute teacher. He earned his AA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tyler Junior College in 1996 and his BA in History and Political Science from the University of Texas, Tyler in 2008.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Parkes' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

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 for a bill to allow medical marijuana like HB 1491, filed last year by Rep. Naishtat (Democrat from Austin). "
  • "I would vote for a bill to reduce marijuana penalties like HB 548, filed last year by Rep. Dutton (Democrat from Houston)."

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."

Restoring resources to Local Government

  • "I would fight ANY legislation that dictates the use of resources of local and county government without increasing the resources at their disposal."
  • "I would work to decrease or eliminate any programs that allows Austin to pick winners and losers in our business landscape and allow the free market to work unhindered."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parkes ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 6. Parkes ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Matt Schaefer in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Schaefer 88.8% 42,499
     Libertarian Charles Parkes III 11.2% 5,380
Total Votes 47,879

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