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Thursday, January 8 • 11:10am - 12:20pm
Liberty Cities on Display - Center for Local Governance

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All around the state, city governments are forming which are limited in scope and unlimited in potential. These “Liberty Cities” are pledging to keep taxes as low as possible, even to the point of not having a property tax. They are avoiding burdensome regulations on their citizens. And they are doing whatever they can to make government the servant of the people instead of the master.

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Jess Fields

Senior Policy Analyst, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Jess Fields is Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of the largest conservative state-level public policy think tanks in the United States. Fields served on the College Station City Council from 2010 to 2013, representing... Read More →

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Hon. Ernest Gay

Mayor Pro Tem, City of Sandy Oaks
Born in Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1953 and immigrated to the United States in 1955.  I Became a United States Citizen in 1961 when the family moved to San Antonio.  Graduated from Highlands High School in 1971 and Entered the San Antonio Police Department in January 1973.  Later... Read More →
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Bob Grafe

Current Activities: Kingsbury Incorporation Committee – Vice Chairman – Volunteer Executive Assistant – Guadalupe County Judge’s Office Program Director/Court Coordinator – Guadalupe County Veterans Treatment Court Lawn & Garden Show - Talk Show Host – KWED 1580-AM... Read More →
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Rep. David Simpson

District 7, Texas House of Representatives
David Simpson was grateful to be elected State Representative of House District 7 in 2010 after defeating a seven-term incumbent in the March Republican primary and then a general election challenge that November. He was then re-elected by a large margin in the 2012 Republican... Read More →
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Hon. Art Martinez de Vara

Mayor, City of Von Ormy
Art Martinez de Vara is the founder and Mayor of the City of Von Ormy, Texas. He attended the University of Texas, and obtained his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He has served as the Chief of Staff to State Rep. John Garza and currently serves as Chief of... Read More →

Thursday January 8, 2015 11:10am - 12:20pm CST
Capitol Ballroom FG 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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