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Friday, October 19, 2018 4:05 PM

Texas 2018 State Legislative - survey results

Dear Supporter,
Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for State Legislature an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions. The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions.

Survey Questions
1. Will you oppose all tax and fee increases and work to cut taxes and spending instead?
2. Will you oppose all efforts to apply to the U.S. Congress for an Article V Convention and support legislation to rescind any existing applications?
3. Will you oppose any bill that impedes free speech, including any so-called “campaign finance” or “campaign practice” bill that would require a citizen organization to divulge its donor or member information?
4. Will you support legislation to end the use of “no knock” warrants for non-violent crimes?
5. Will you support legislation that would end “policing for profit,” including equitable sharing with federal authorities, require charges be filed before any assets are seized by law enforcement, and ensure that property is returned if charges are dropped or the suspect is acquitted?
6. Will you support a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would allow any law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm concealed without a permit?
7. Do you oppose the use of unmanned law enforcement devices being used to penalize citizens?


Friday, October 19, 2018 3:56 PM

ivoter guide - side by side comparison


Tuesday, October 9, 2018 4:14 PM

VOTE411 Voter Guide

Matt Savino

Reducing and/or repealing some of our taxes that have proven unnecessary or ones that the state cannot account for. I will propose and support massive reductions in spending. Texas is almost $300 BILLION in debt!! We can not continue the way we are. We need change and we need it now. Voting in the same people into congress is only getting us the same results of more spending, more taxes, more debt, etc.

We don't need more legislation in health care. That is what is killing our health care system now. Health care is between medical providers and their patients. Keep politics out of it and the cost will go down drastically, people will get more effective service. Patients and doctors/nurses should be making medical decisions. My opinion and your opinion should not be forced on someone else.

Our state constitution says that the state is to provide free public education to Texas. We need to put that responsibility back on the state which will reduce property taxes drastically. A large portion of the funding currently is held up in higher administration. Many ISD superintendents are making more than the governor of the state. People and government need to be held responsible and work within their means. Stop spending money on non-necessities, like congressional pensions.


Saturday, October 6, 2018 12:00 AM

Texas House District 10: Matt Savino

Candidate:
Matt Savino

Libertarian Party nominee

Educational background:
A variety of certifications mostly in the medical field

Professional experience:

IT Support 

Questions:

1). Why are you running for office?
I am running for office because I see a lot of problems in our current state government. There is a ton of wasteful spending and yet all we get in return as citizens is higher taxes and more regulation.

I have been a constitutional activist most my years and I finally decided to go further and try to fix some things from the inside. Give the PEOPLE a voice again.

I can at least tell my children I tried to fix the problem instead of just complain about it.

We have too many lawyers and bankers in our state government that only look out for themselves and their corporate financial backers.

The job as a representative is to represent the people of your district and the state, not corporations. I want to bring honor and dignity back to the position of State Representative as a public servant. Bring back freedom, liberty, accountability and responsibility.

2). Please discuss your No. 1 goal (and any specific plans relating to that goal) you have for your office, if elected.
One of my main goals when elected is to lower our property taxes. Texas is the fourth highest in the union. Many will say “that is to make up for not having an income tax.” I’m sorry but tax is tax no matter what name you want to give it. We are being taxed to death here in Texas.
I plan to propose changes that are effective statewide including removing the concept of taxing based on home value. Replace it with the purchase price of the property so that it is a fixed number. That will eliminate the need to continue paying for county assessors.
Also to put the responsibility of public education back on the state where the Constitution for the state of Texas says it belongs.
There is plenty of money at the state level to cover this if we cut or remove the spending in unnecessary areas like pensions for elected offices, which I also want to see removed.

3). Please discuss your No. 2 goal (and any specific plans relating to that goal) you have for your office, if elected.

Another big goal, if elected, is to put some restriction back onto CPS/DFPS.

As it stands right now DFPS courts can supersede our own State courts. I myself have fallen victim to this and lost my youngest child to CPS yet I was not found guilty of doing any harm to my son via the state courts including passing 2 polygraph tests.

CPS/DFPS has been granted more power in the state of Texas than in any other state. It has become legalized kidnapping with federal incentives of up to $8,000 being granted to the state CPS department for every child they remove from a home and adopt out.

I’m not saying that CPS doesn’t do good but I am saying the bad now out weighs the good.

Children in CPS care are almost three times more likely to become victims of physical abuse than in the care of their biological parents, almost 10 times more likely to be victim to sexual abuse in care of CPS. And the fatality rate is over 4 times higher.

4). Is there anything else you would like to share with voters?
We need to stop enacting laws that are based on our personal views. What other people do with their own bodies and their property is none of your or my business. So long as they are not hurting anyone else, damaging anyone else’s property or stealing from anyone, then let them be.

Let’s bring our state and federal governments back under the restrictions set by them in our Constitutions.
They have violated it enough and it’s past time to fix it. Something needs to be done before it is too late.


Monday, October 1, 2018 12:03 PM

COMPLETE ELECTION COVERAGE MIDTERMS 2018

Matt Savino

Upcoming Race

Office: Texas House of Representatives District 10
Number of Seats Up for Election: 1
Year: 2018
District Name: Texas House of Representatives District 10
District Type: State Legislative (Lower)
Office Level: State
Office Branch: Legislative
Office Chamber: Lower

Primary: Election Information

Date of Primary: March 6th, 2018
Results Source: Click for Results

Primary: Runoff Election Information

Election Date:

General Election: Information

Date of Election: November 6th, 2018
Status: On the Ballot

Candidacy

Gender: Male
Party: Libertarian Party
State: Texas
Office: State Legislative (Lower)
District: Texas House of Representatives District 10
Office Level: State
Office Branch: Legislative
Office Chamber: Lower
Primary Date: March 6, 2018
General Election Date: Nov. 6, 2018
Website: http://www.savino4tx.com/

Military Service

Military Service: United States Navy


Monday, October 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Vote TX vote Informed

Matt Savino


Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Candidate for State Representative District 10, Texas

November 6, 2018 Texas General Election

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Friday, September 21, 2018 12:00 AM

Elections officials mail 1,800 ballots

Henderson County elections officials have been busy this week as they prepare for Nov. 6.
"We're filling ballot requests for absentee ballots," Elections Administrator Denise Hernandez said. "There were 1,800 requests this year."
Something is going on at the elections office all year, but the pace is picking up with the balloting about six weeks away.

"We just got our ballots in yesterday," Hernandez said. "There's a process you have to do. Yesterday, we had to count and make sure they sent us the proper amount of ballots that we had ordered. Every time we send some out, we have to track them."
With all of the preliminary work done, they were able to start stuffing the ballots on Friday.
"Hopefully, we can get them in the mail this afternoon or possibly in the morning," Hernandez said.
According to the Texas secretary of state website, residents may vote by absentee ballot in Texas if they are 65 years or older, disabled or will be out of the county on Election Day or for the early-voting period.
In March, 1,163 absentee votes were cast in the Republican primary U.S. Senate race and 261 in the Democratic U.S. Senate race.
The next important election date to remember is Oct. 9. That's the deadline to register to vote.
Hernandez said sample ballots for the election are posted on the Henderson County website. Voters in Precinct 1A, 1M, IT and ITC in western Henderson County have the Texas House District 10 race on the ballot.

The candidates are Republican incumbent John Wray, Democrat Kimberly Emery and Libertarian Matt Savino.
All other Henderson County precincts will vote in the District 4 House election. Republican Keith Bell, Democrat Eston Williams and Libertarian D. Allen Miller are filed.
The whole county will vote in the Senate District 3 race, with incumbent Republican Robert Nichols, Democrat Shirley Layton and Libertarian Bruce Quarles entered.
U.S. Representative District 5 is on all of the county ballots. Republican Lance Gooden, Democrat Dan Wood and a write-in candidate are on the ballot in the election to replace retiring Congressman Jeb Hensarling.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Matt Savino on Taxation Is Theft Live!

I talked with Matt Savino who is running for Texas House in District 10. He's got a very interesting story. The state basically stole his kids away from him with no real system for recourse. He was not charged with any crimes, but CPS operates above the law.

We also talked about property tax and the morality of creating and enforcing laws.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 12:00 AM

Dallas News: Trump's proposed bump stock ban draws 97,000 comments weighing gun rights against fears of violence

Libertarian Texas House District 10 candidate Matt Savino opposed the ban on legal grounds, noting that the trigger still functions separately each time a semiautomatic weapon is fired, even with the assistance of a bump stock.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 12:00 AM

We’re standing up for gun rights in 2018 — are you?

A regulatory agency received more than 97,000 comments on a proposed nationwide ban on bump stocks, the device used in a Las Vegas concert massacre that left 58 people dead last October.
The 90-day comment period ended at midnight Wednesday, and gun control advocates and Second Amendment advocates from Texas and across the country were eager to share their fears — of violence, or of losing their gun rights...
Libertarian Texas House District 10 candidate Matt Savino opposed the ban on legal grounds, noting that the trigger still functions separately each time a semiautomatic weapon is fired, even with the assistance of a bump stock.
"While bump stock devices will now be treated as machine guns under these regulations, they also raise serious questions in regard to AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles — as they are now on the brink of being designated as machine guns by the next anti-gun administration," Savino wrote.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 AM

Trump's proposed bump stock ban draws 97,000 comments weighing gun rights against fears of violence

WASHINGTON — A regulatory agency received more than 97,000 comments on a proposed nationwide ban on bump stocks, the device used in a Las Vegas concert massacre that left 58 people dead last October.

The 90-day comment period ended at midnight Wednesday, and gun control advocates and Second Amendment advocates from Texas and across the country were eager to share their fears — of violence, or of losing their gun rights.

Southlake Carroll High School junior Alanna Miller commented that she was at a concert on the night of the Las Vegas shooting, and that her experience led her to support the ban.

"The access and availability to [sic] bump stocks enabled the shooter in Las Vegas to make his attack as deadly as it was," Miller wrote. "I couldn't help but think that it could've been MY own concert that turned deadly."

Libertarian Texas House District 10 candidate Matt Savino opposed the ban on legal grounds, noting that the trigger still functions separately each time a semiautomatic weapon is fired, even with the assistance of a bump stock.

"While bump stock devices will now be treated as machine guns under these regulations, they also raise serious questions in regard to AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles — as they are now on the brink of being designated as machine guns by the next anti-gun administration," Savino wrote.


Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Election Prepping is still in Full Swing for Some in Cedar Creek Lake


Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Henderson County Libertarian Party - Regional Candidate Forum

Come meet our Libertarian candidates running in various districts in Henderson County! Our event will feature Texas House District 4 candidate D. Allen Miller, Texas House District 10 candidate Matt Savino, and Texas Congressional District 5 candidate Ben Leder.

Pending is Bruce Quarles running for State Senate, District 3. If he is unable to make it, perhaps he can Skype in.

We would love for anyone in the public to come meet our candidates. Please join us and bring your family and friends along! :)

Call County Chair Desarae Lindsey with any questions or concerns: Henderson@LPTexas.org / 469-418-2757
Kid Friendly

Invited by Desarae Lindsey Henderson County Libertarian Party Chair


Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 AM

10 New Candidates Take Steps Toward 2018 Campaigns

HD10: Seven Points resident Matt Savino formed a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) as a Libertarian.


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