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Dear Friends,

My name is Matt Savino, I live in the small town of Seven Points, Texas and I'm running for the office of Texas State House of Representatives, District 10.

I am proud to call myself a Libertarian. The only political party that truly wants to reduce government and eliminate taxes. Republicans and Democrats have done nothing but put us in this bad situation we are in. Neither of those two parties have reduces taxes or shrunk government. It's time for some real change.  

I will vote against any bill that will put more of a burden on the people of this great State. Personal freedom from the government is what our forefathers envisioned not an over powering government that wants to regulate you and tax you into poverty. There's not much left in this State that is not taxed or regulated anymore.

My main focus is to eliminate or at least reduce taxes everywhere. From sales tax and fuel tax, to property taxes and repeat motor vehicle sales tax. The tax burden on Texas is one of the highest in the country. There are many area of wasted spending and one of the best ways to eliminate wasteful spending is to reduce the funding to the state government in the first place. 

Help me get your voice heard in Austin. Contribute now to help get the word spread and your personal financial burden of taxes reduced.



Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 AM

More than 4,000 cast ballots in first 2 days of early voting

During the first two days of early voting in Henderson County, more than 4,600 people cast their ballots, Elections Administrator Denise Hernandez said.

In Henderson County, more than 59,000 residents are registered to vote. The population is about 81,000.

Tool residents will also elect three council members. Four candidates have entered the race — Michael Fladmark, Gary Sestito, Keith McDonald and Randy Whitehurst. The Tool city election is on the same ballot with state and county races. Tool is in Texas House District 10, where Republican John Wray, Democrat Kimberly Emery and Libertarian Matt Savino are filed.

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

Matt Savino

Libertarian Party nominee

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

Professional experience:

IT Support 


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.

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