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Dan Hawkins (Texas)

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Dan Hawkins
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 99
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas - Arlington, 1990
Master'sUniversity of North Texas, 1992
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Dan Hawkins was a 2012 Libertarian candidate for District 99 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Hawkins' professional experience includes working as a librarian and technology professional. He earned his BA in English from the University of Texas - Arlington in 1990 and his M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Texas in 1992.[1]


Campaign themes

Hawkins' 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%."
  • "Those two tax reductions would reduce state revenue by about $25 billion over the next two years*. I propose cutting expenditures to match. (The current total budget is about $172 billion.) I support across-the-board cuts, and I note that most of the cuts will need to come from the two largest areas of state spending: education and health and human services."

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."
  • "I would file a bill to prohibit local governments from using tax subsidies to pick winners and losers."

Individual Liberties

  • "I believe that government's sole function is to protect each individual's rights to life, liberty, and property. When government enacts and enforces laws that do anything beyond this, it is overstepping its bounds. I will work to get government back to this primary function."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hawkins ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 99. Hawkins ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Charlie Geren (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Texas House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Geren Incumbent 66.2% 36,715
     Democratic Michael McClure 30.2% 16,763
     Libertarian Dan Hawkins 3.6% 2,009
Total Votes 55,487

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