The Libertarian Party was created in 1971 by disillusioned Republicans searching for an alternative to the two-party system. In 1972, Texas became one of the thirteen original founding state parties at the first Libertarian Party convention. Since then, the party has enjoyed rapid growth. In the 2010 election, there were over 150 candidates on the ballot in Texas.
The Libertarian Party of Texas is governed by the State Libertarian Executive Committee (SLEC), which is comprised of two representatives from each state senatorial district and four state officers. At the local level, the state party is divided into county affiliates, governed by a County Chair and officers. Each county affiliate is divided further into four districts, with representatives from each. Within these districts are voting precincts, managed by Voting Precinct Chairs. The Libertarian Party of Texas is a bottom-up, grassroots organization that highly values the important work done locally to spread the Libertarian message. If you’d like to get involved in a leadership role or as a volunteer or donor, please contact us.
The Libertarian Party of Texas is an affiliate of the Libertarian National Committee. Our mission is to serve as a watchdog over the state legislature and advocate for passage or defeat of proposed legislation, inform our membership of political issues, maintain the party’s ballot access, recruit candidates, encourage strong Libertarian voter turnout and assist county affiliates in increasing party membership.