Where We Stand
As the Libertarian Party of Texas (LPTexas), we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their lives and no individuals are forced to sacrifice their values for the benefit of others.
We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be eliminated from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized. Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest.
The Denton County Libertarian Party will recruit and develop candidates for local office who defend and advance the causes of individual liberty, minimize government, and defend states’ rights through political action.
Get in touch
The Denton County Libertarian Party is dedicated to representing you and your community. We feel the best way for us to know our county is to be out in our county. If youd like to schedule time to meet with us follow the link below
Chair of The Libertarian Party of Denton County since March 2014. Prior to that served as a member of the Executive Committee for both the Libertarian Party of Denton County and for the Libertarian Party of Texas. Employed with Fidelity Investments since 2001. Father of two, son currently works as a contractor for the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand and daughter works as graphic designer in Frisco. Both children graduated UNT in Denton. Divorced in 2013. Texas Resident since 1992 when leaving active duty from the U.S. Air Force and moving to Austin. Worked for the State of Texas for four years before moving to Houston and then eventually to Carrollton, TX.
MS, Management Information Systems - Friends University
BS, Business and Management - University of Maryland
AS, Aerospace Science - Community College, Air Force
Activities and Affliations
Active member of the American Legion Post 597 in Carrollton since 2002
U.S. Air Force Retired Reservist
Robert’s served on the executive committee in Denton County since February 2017 as an at-large member working on the PR platforms and IT systems. In May Robert made the move to Vice Chair with the simple purpose of pushing goals and accountability to the party. The discipline of Leadership has always been a passion of his. Libertarian principles have been influential for him from an early age when public education failed him and he was forced to survive and grow in the real world as a young teenager. Having been in professional leadership for almost a decade Robert has seen first-hand “Natural Selection” of the market. He believes success is achieved only when you have the trust of your team. Adaptation and agility have been the most important skills in his career.
Father to one beautiful daughter, Robert has a stake in the future of this country and a responsibility to the world she will live in when he’s gone. This is his driver and continues to make him a better man, leader and patriot.
George has been a member of The Libertarian Party since 1997. He retired from Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD where he worked for the U.S. Department of the Army as a civilian Physical Scientist and System Engineer on chemical warfare defense projects. He is widowed and lives in Little Elm where he takes pride in consistently coming in last in the local Pickleball ladder league.
Delaware State College, BS Chemistry, 1985
Defense Systems Management College, Advanced Systems Planning, Dev & Engineering, 1999
Awards and Affliations
Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities & Colleges, 1984 – 85
Certified Acquisition Professional (Level III) in SPRDE, 2000
Married with 5 Children and has been involved with the Libertarian Party since 1988
Mark began his career building software controlled robotic welding systems. Some of which helped build the nuclear power plant in South Texas, near Bay City, Since then, he's taught college courses in computers, was the vice president of a software development company, and have owned and run his own software business. He's been involved with range from stock trading software, to medical instruments, federal tax systems, oil and gas accounting systems, air travel reservation systems and electronic and process control systems.
David Rohde, born and raised in East Texas, has always had the spirit of a libertarian. But it wasn't until a couple years ago, while living in Portland, Maine, that he had the language to put into words what he always believed: "War is Mass Murder, Conscription is Slavery, and Taxation is Robbery." (Murray Rothbard) After the next two years of screaming into the void about the wars, debt, mass incarceration, and corruption from the ground up of both the major parties, he wants to solve a problem laid out plainly by Dave Smith: "You can't have freedom without a culture that supports it." He hopes his background as a festival-winning playwright will help him serve the LPDC in conveying the answer to an age old mission: Freedom from Tyranny. David Rohde now lives in Denton, Texas with his two roommates who don't particularly like it when he talks politics.
Associates in Fine Arts from Tyler Junior College
District 1 Representative
Maxx Eckert has been District Representative of The Libertarian Party of Denton County since June 2017. While currently studying Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas, he also works as a Private Investigations Lead in the DFW area. Maxx has a background as an entrepreneur in the city of Denton through his food delivery startup “deliverME Denton” in 2014 alongside other various endeavors. Additionally, he is a strong advocate for Liberty and Freedom through addressing both local campaigns and social media followings. When he isn’t engaged in lengthy debates in favor of the Libertarian movement, Maxx enjoys hiking trails with his dog Gunner and traveling with his family. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media @MaxxEckert.
Activities and Affliations
Owner and Founder of local Denton startup “deliverME Denton”
Political Science Major - University of North Texas
Business Management - North Central Texas College
John Spivey has been active in Libertarian Party politics for 11 years. He's been a County Chair for Tarrant County, a member of the State Libertarian Executive Committee of Texas, a delegate to four national LP conventions and recently joined the Libertarian Party of Denton County's Executive Committee after moving into the County in 2014. He's been active in many races, as either an advisor or campaign manager for races ranging from the Tarrant Regional Water District, to Texas Railroad Commissioner, to US Congressional races. He has managed or worked for three Libertarian-focused PACs.
John believes that the Libertarian Party can be that big tent party - a home for a wide spectrum of voters and activists that all have the same goal of moving the needle towards smaller/less intrusive government, individual liberty, and free markets.
Father of two grown children (Cameron and Anna) and married to his wife Carla for over 30 years, John has been a lifelong resident of North Texas - with the exception of a ten month stint in Colorado. A graduate of TCU, John manages North American Channel Sales for a global technology company - which keeps him on the road quite often.
Not Pictured above, our other At- Large members
- Ian McDougal
- James Gholston
**YES!! We currently have openings on our committee. If you are interested in more information please call or email email@example.com.