Mark Tippetts

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Mark Tippets
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Governor
Candidate
2018—2018
Personal Details
Residence: Texas
Party: Libertarian
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Mark Tippetts Is an American Politician and the Libertarian Party's 2018 candidate for Governor of Texas.

2018 Campaign for Governor of Texas

Mark Ran "to represent each and every Texan". he wanted 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."

He is bilingual and bi-cultural. He is an International Legal & Business Consultant for businesses and individuals that own property and/or do business in Mexico and Latin America. He believes making enemies with our southern neighbors and erecting walls between us is counterproductive, insulting and foolish. He believes 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.

He represented the Libertarian Party on the ballot in 2010 for Travis County Judge. In 2017, he was appointed to city council in Lago Vista, Texas.

Mark has a background in law, business, project development and project management. He has a Bachelors of Law and a Masters in Administration from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Over the past 30 years, he has established, developed and operated several companies, including a Hydro Electric Plant in Belize, Central America and a Law Firm in Monterrey, Mexico. Throughout his career he has 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, he has been successful in negotiating international grants, concessions, land leases, water rights, contracts, as well as litigating numerous cases.

Personal Life

His wife, Jeri, teaches at Harbor Leadership Academy in Leander, Texas. Their eldest daughter, Jennifer, is an engineer, their daughters Emily and Melanie are in college, and their son Andrew is a senior at Lago Vista High School.

Electoral History

2018 Texas Gubenatorial Election

Party Candidate Votes  %
Republican Greg Abbott (incumbent) 4,656,196 55.81%
Democratic Lupe Valdez 3,546,615 42.51%
Libertarian Mark Tippetts 140,632 1.69%

2010 Election for Travis County Judge [1]

Party Candidate Votes  %
Democratic Samuel T. Biscoe (incumbent) 129,941 56.3%
Republican Mike McNamara 89,511 38.7%
Libertarian Mark Tippetts 11,470 5%
  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20101106061931/http://www.statesman.com/news/content/custom/elections/november2010/travis.html