Libertarian for Governor of Texas
My name is Mark Tippetts and I am the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of Texas.
I am running to represent each and every Texan. I want to help break the two-party duopoly that continues to give power to politicians who make promises and then do nothing for Texas when they are elected.
I am bilingual and bi-cultural. I am an International Legal & Business Consultant for businesses and individuals that own property and/or do business in Mexico and Latin America. Making enemies with our southern neighbors and erecting walls between us is counterproductive, insulting and foolish. I believe someone needs to be on the ballot that will oppose the embarrassing behavior of Donald Trump and his absurd attacks on immigrants and building of walls, while holding fast to the principles of individual liberty.
I represented the Libertarian Party on the ballot in 2010 for Travis County Judge. In 2017, I was appointed to city council in Lago Vista, Texas. I know what it means to hold office and stand on principles, even when there is a political cost.
I have a background in law, business, project development and project management. I have a Bachelors of Law and a Masters in Administration from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Over the past 30 years, I have established, developed and operated several companies, including a Hydro Electric Plant in Belize, Central America and a Law Firm in Monterrey, Mexico. Throughout my career I have effectively communicated and successfully partnered with many private, and government entities, including: legal, engineering, environmental, electric and water commissions, natural resource departments, lands departments, road and bridge departments as well as municipalities and villages. In the legal field, I have been successful in negotiating international grants, concessions, land leases, water rights, contracts, as well as litigating numerous cases.
My wife, Jeri, teaches at Harbor Leadership Academy in Leander, Texas. Our eldest daughter, Jennifer, is an engineer, Emily and Melanie are in college, and our son Andrew is a senior at Lago Vista High School.
I am a Libertarian and I am running for Governor because I want to secure Liberty for my children and for generations of Americans to come.