Thank you for doing your homework as a voter in this race. Here is my closing argument on why you should vote FOR me to be your representative to the Texas House in Austin.  You can see my general bio on Tom Glass at the bottom.

Through the last reporting period, $700K had poured into supporting Stan Gerdes from out-of-district lobbyists, PACs, and politicians. I am getting word that even more is arriving.  We expect that $1,000,000 will have been spent on behalf of Gerdes by the end of the campaign.

This is an arrogant barrage from a few wealthy individuals who REALLY want to pick the "representative" from our district is turning the stomachs of a LOT of Republican voters. They are filling your mailboxes, your cell phones, and the airwaves.

I have raised $43K from the district from 168 HD 17 voters. Gerdes has only raised $26K from 49 in-district voters. You got that right. Gerdes gets only 3%, maybe less, from the voters in this district.

The big boys who want to run our lives want the voters to ignore that I am more:

* experienced in business (including the oil business) and the Texas Legislature

* educated

* endorsed by trusted conservative groups

* independent, and

* driven to save our posterity's future by securing our border and resisting occupied DC's war on Texas.

They want you to ignore that Gerdes:

* Works for a lobbying firm while pretending to represent us

* Impeached our border champion, Ken Paxton, at the behest of Gerdes' two biggest donors

* Is most influenced and installed and backed by Rick Perry, who recently said that it is "Sexy to be RINO."

* Was funded this cycle by the same billionaires that backed Nikki Haley against Trump

* Supports and is supported by disgraced Speaker Dade Phelan, both of whom support Democrat chairs in the Texas House. Phelan is opposed by Trump and supported by RINO Rick Perry.

It cannot be more clear that this is a race that will determine whether the people of Bastrop, Burleson, Caldwell, Lee, and Milam Counties will have a representative of us to Austin, or a representative of the Austin swamp to us.

Conservatives do not let their Republican friends and neighbors cast uneducated votes. The thing that will win this race for the people of HD 17 is word of mouth. Talk is cheap. Do LOTS of it this weekend and Monday before the remaining voters vote on Tuesday!

If you want to see discussions of the controversies and comparisons between the two candidates in this race, see the Blog on this website. Click here see more videos. Click here if you want to see the two mailers I was able to afford with my grassroots funding.

Tom Glass Bio

Tom Glass, 67, 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 Enforcement group 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.

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