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TOM GLASS FILES IN GOP FOR TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 17
McDade, Lee County TX- Tom Glass filed an application for nomination with the Republican Party of Texas for Texas House District 17 on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
"The crystalizing event for deciding to run again was the vote by the incumbent to impeach Ken Paxton. My phone started ringing after that, with HD 17 voters asking me to run" Glass said.
"It is not lost on the Republican primary voters of HD 17 that the Austin swamp went after Paxton for the same reason the DC swamp is going after Donald Trump. Both have been effective in defending us from the Deep State, and we need an elected official in Austin who will help defend against the globalist and Marxist assaults on us, not join in them." Tom Glass continued.
Since retiring from ExxonMobil to his ranch in Lee County, Glass has spent five sessions at the Texas Legislative session working on issues vital to the lives of Texans. His Texas Constitutional Enforcement works to persuade Texas elected officials to stop federal and globalist violations of the rights of Texans and to stop COVID executive overreach. He has worked to stop urban development from draining the groundwater under HD 17. And his Texas Legislative Priorities group works to see the priorities of the Republican Party of Texas implemented in the Legislature.
Tom Glass was just awarded one of two annual Ross Kecseq Memorial "Fearless
Conservative" Awards for his work at the Texas Legislature.
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Tom Glass, 66, has the managerial, legal, educational, political, and life experiences that qualify him to be your champion in the Texas House of Representatives.
He has spent many Texas legislative sessions advocating for legislation that will increase Texas liberty. In the last five legislative sessions, he has worked via his Texas Constitutional Enforcementgroup to work to push back on unconstitutional federal acts and during the COVID tyranny, against unconstitutional edicts and mandates by our governor, county judges, and mayors.
He also has created a group called Protect the Texas Grid, where he has worked to harden our electrical grid against numerous threats. He has worked with the League of Independent Voters to safeguard groundwater from suburban development at the expense of rural districts. And he created a Facebook group called Texas Legislative Priorities as a place where Republicans can coordinate to see that the legislative priorities of the Republican Party of Texas are implemented.
As a result of those efforts, he was recently awarded with one of two 2023 Ross Kecseg Fearless Conservative Awards from Grassroots America We the People. In 2021, he received a Texas Conservative Leader Award from Texas Scorecard.
He is retired from a varied career in information technology at ExxonMobil where he primarily focused on cyber-security and security and controls. He has also worked in the oil patch.
He is a graduate of Odessa Permian High School, Texas A&M University (B.S., Chemical Engineering), Harvard Business School (MBA), and the University of Houston Law Center (J.D.).
Having been raised to revere the Texas and American founders and their ideas, Tom was condescendingly dubbed by one of his Harvard professors as the token "Lockean," referring to Tom's adherence to the most influential philosopher to the Founders, John Locke.
Tom has never practiced law for a living, treating his late-in-life law degree as a public policy finishing school. His wife persuaded him to go to law school by the following logic: "Isn't politics about making law? If you are trying to make something, shouldn't you know about what you are trying to make?"
Tom earned his way through Texas A&M with a half academic scholarship and a half track scholarship.
Tom is married to Kathie Glass, who ran for governor in 2010 and 2014. They have two grown children and one grandchild. They have enjoyed their ranch in western Lee County on the border with Bastrop County for over a decade. Here is their end of the rainbow:
Tom Glass has a strong internal moral compass, and is dedicated to doing the right thing and thinking for himself. His heroes are the founders of Texas and America, those who have fought to defend our liberty throughout our history, and those who understand and fight for liberty, today.