Ross Lynn Leone

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Ross Lynn Leone
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 15
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
Place of birthHouston, Texas
Campaign website
Ross Lynn Leone was a 2014 Libertarian candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 15th Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Leone unsuccessfully sought election to the 35th Congressional District seat in 2012. He was defeated by Democratic candidate Lloyd Doggett on November 6, 2012.[2]


Leone earned a degree in Management and Marketing form Louisiana State University. He worked for the IRS for 25 years and is now retired.[3]


Campaign themes


Leone's campaign website lists the following issues:[4]

  • No more bailouts
Excerpt: "Republicans and Democrats keep interfering in our economy, making taxpayers pay when big businesses make bad decisions. That just encourages them to act irresponsibly. The government should stop picking winners and losers."
  • End foreign wars
Excerpt: "Republicans used to say they opposed nation-building, yet they have led nation-building efforts in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Democrats promised to end the wars abroad, but they have only prolonged them. We need to end our policies of foreign interventionism now, stop the drone attacks, and bring our troops home."
  • Shut down federal departments
Excerpt: "We need to shut down federal departments such as Education, Commerce and Homeland Security. Republicans have often promised to reduce these departments, but have not followed through on these promises."
  • No more farm subsidies
Excerpt: "Politicians from agricultural states use farm subsidies to buy votes. Farmers don't need subsidies, and most of the benefits go to huge agribusinesses. Let's reduce the burden on taxpayers by ending farm subsidies."
  • End the TSA
Excerpt: "The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wastes our money groping us at airports. The TSA isn't doing us any good, it's just wasteful security theater that violates our rights. Let's end it."



See also: Texas' 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

Leone ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 15th District. Leone sought election as a Libertarian. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2012

Leone ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 35th District. He ran as a Libertarian candidate. He ran against Susan Narvaiz (R), incumbent Lloyd Doggett (D), Meghan Owen (G), and William Paul Frederick Wright (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Politico has listed the 35th District race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 35 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLloyd Doggett Incumbent 63.9% 105,626
     Republican Susan Narvaiz 32% 52,894
     Libertarian Ross Lynn Leone 2.5% 4,082
     Green Meghan Owen 1.5% 2,540
     Write-in Simon Alvarado 0% 37
Total Votes 165,179
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


Leone has three children and is a Christian.[3]

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