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 yet 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 hydroelectric plant in Belize 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, road and bridge departments, and lands departments as well as municipalities and villages. In the legal field, I have been successful in negotiating international grants, concessions, land leases, water rights, and 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.