Libertarian candidate campaigns in Ballinger

Ruben Cantu-Rodriguez
Libertarian candidate for Governor Kathie Glass campaigned in Ballinger on Friday, June 13, 2014.

BALLINGER– The yellow bus stopped in Ballinger last Friday morning, June 13, 2014. Libertarian candidate for Governor Kathie Glass came to Ballinger as part of her Texas 254 Tour, a tour that will take her to each and every one of the Texas counties.

She defines herself as a Texan, patriot, wife, mother, lawyer, self-made woman, business owner.    

She wants to be the next governor of Texas because everything she loves is under attack by what she calls “an increasingly tyrannical federal government” with no effective resistance.

“We need to do something different because we can’t have our statewide officers be elected by five cities, we are going to rural Texas with small, and medium-sized cities, because the issues are different for us, we have problems and perspectives that urban cities don’t see.”

Kathie was born in Buford, Georgia and was the first in her family to go to college, Kathie worked her way through college and law school. At the age of 20, Kathie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in English. At the age of 23, she graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law.

In 1977 Kathie came to Texas. She married Tom Glass and they raised their two children in Houston. Tom and Kathie have a small ranch in Lee County. Kathie was the Libertarian nominee for governor in 2010.

Kathie practiced as a highly successful civil trial lawyer in Houston for over 30 years. She worked in large, medium, and small law firms, including her own firm in which she employed as many as 20 employees.

“I am the only alternative there is to push back on the increasingly tyrannical federal government. The federal government will not honor the Constitution when no-one is making them, I alone in this race offer a practical alternative solution,” she said.

Gregg Abbott, she said, thinks that the best option to fight Washington’s establishment is suing them, but they are not afraid of a law suit.