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Meet Darren

My name is Darren Hamilton, and I am running to represent central Denton County in the Texas House of Representatives.

First, let me be very clear about this: I am many things, but one thing I am NOT is a politician (and anything I say in my sleep to the contrary cannot be held against me). By profession, I am a data analyst, statistician, and database engineer. I am a Marine (Semper Fi), a husband, father, and grandfather. I am an autistic (Asperger's Syndrome) and a video gamer (primarily PlayStation). I am a polymath and an autodidact. I am also a "dyed-in-the-sackcloth" Libertarian.

I moved with my family to Texas at the age of 14. It was here that I learned the values of service, a consistent work ethic, and a respect for others, but most of all for liberty. These are all principles that I still carry with me today. Like many others from Texas throughout the years, I chose to serve in the armed forces and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at 19. After concluding eight years of active duty service with the Marines (including a tour during Desert Shield/Desert Storm), I eventually returned to Texas.

Let me assure you that I am not blinded by naivete, or by wearing rose-colored lenses. Being a candidate from an alternative political party, it's not the high probability of losing this election that bothers me. It's the idea that no one else has even suited up for the fight. As Texans, we deserve better than to be represented in our halls of government by ONLY two wildly divergent political ideologies. If there is one thing that I learned from my time in the Marines, it's that we fight for a cause that we hold sacred. We don't just fight the battles that we know we can win; we fight the battles that NEED fighting regardless of the circumstances.

I believe that each person is unique - an individual with individual needs, thoughts, and dreams, and individual responsibilities. As such, I believe that you are the best person to decide what to do for you and your family, not big government. I believe that the very diverse nature of our families, our friends, and our neighbors deserve to be represented in the Texas legislature. I also believe that, together, we can start today to build a better tomorrow for all residents of our respective cities, our county, our state, and even our country.

I believe that people should decide the laws, not government agents or political parties. I believe that if people are not harming others, they should be free to live their own lives and pursue their own interests free from intrusion or interference by the government into their personal lives, family lives, and business decisions. I am running for House District 57 because I believe that it is long past time for there to be a consistent voice for liberty and accountability in Austin.


What I Mean by "NOT Politics as Usual" [Article Link]

Why My Candidacy is Different [Article link]

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