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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.