The Llano Tea Party is a grassroots group of ordinary American citizens from Llano County, Texas. Our goal is to restore government “of the people, by the people and for the people’ at the federal, state and local levels.

Llano Tea Party
Republican Candidate for
U. S. Senate - Texas


I have Jeffersonian principles. That means I take the Constitution as written and amended.

I am a constitutional conservative.

My political views derive from a deep respect for the founding generations of both the United States and the Republic of Texas.

What they fought for, in the way of Independence and liberty, is not lost on me. The founding principle of liberty resonates with everyone, regardless of party affiliation or cultural differences.

I am compelled to do this because the Republic, created with the ratification of the Constitution of the United States, no longer exists.

The government we were gifted, founded on the principles of federalism, republicanism, and limited government has long since declined into an unlimited National Government based in socialism.

I'm a proud Texan that refuses to remain silent while tyranny grows and liberty is destroyed.


I am a Christian and the luckiest man I know. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 28 years, and we have 3 wonderful children.

I was born "oil field trash" in Baytown, Texas and spent the first 10 years of my life in a neighborhood originally built by Humble Oil Company. If you are old enough, you may remember these tiny home neighborhoods referred to as "Humble Camps".

Except for a couple of years in the 70s, when I lived in Alaska while my father worked on the Alaskan Pipeline, I have always lived in Texas.

I worked summers in the oil fields around Rusk County and graduated from West Rusk High School in New London, Texas in 1984. I attended Kilgore Junior College and Southwest Texas State University (Texas State).

During my junior year at SWTSU, I took an operators position at the ARCO refinery in Pasadena where I worked shift work for over 13 years. While at the refinery, I married, had 2 children and in 1996, started Diamond K Equipment Inc. We moved our family to Liberty County in 1997, and shortly after 9/11, I left what was then Lyondell-Citgo Refining, to run our business full time. Our 3rd child arrived in 2006.

For over a decade, our business specialized in bridge construction. We have built bridges all over Texas, primarily for the Texas Department of Transportation, from Amarillo to Beaumont and all points in between. In 2011, we branched off into emissions testing in the oil field.



Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition


A Commonsense Plan to Unite All Texans

Polls show that Conservatives are moving away from the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) because they believe RPT leaders are not representing their values and do not work hard enough to distinguish the RPT from the national Party. By comparison, Democrats are  enthusiastic about the Texas Democratic Party because they believe TDP leaders work to represent their values and distinguish the TDP from their national Party.

A new agenda is needed to unite Texas Republicans before the 2020 election. As a Texas Conservative, I support The Lone Star Agenda to restore the values of Conservatives and RPT voters in Texas, and to reaffirm Texas as a unique and vital state to reverse a rising Blue Tide.

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Who We Are:

The Llano Tea Party is a grassroots group of ordinary American citizens from Llano County, Texas. Our goal is to restore government “of the people, by the people and for the people’ at the federal, state and local levels.

  • We are peaceful, patriotic and polite individuals who will be silent no more
  • We are outraged that our Congress is spending our future generations hopelessly into debt while we face job losses and financial hardships
  • We see America spiraling into socialism and we “pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” that this must not (Excerpts from The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.)
  • We are not a political party; we are non-partisan. If you agree with who we are, our mission and our core beliefs, you are welcome


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