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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:00 AM

Matt Savino announces candidacy for state House District 10 election

Matt Savino announces his candidacy in the 2020 elections for the state House seat for District 10, representing Ellis and western Henderson counties.

For the past two decades, Savino has been an activist for constitutional rights, personal liberty, shrinking the government and not just lowering taxes but eliminating them. A Libertarian and Constitutionalist, he is not full of empty promises just to get your vote. He wants to truly make life better without the government telling us what we can and can’t do at every turn in our personal lives.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The state Legislature elections are held concurrently with the statewide and national general election.

“I’m running for House District 10 because we need a representative that will actually fight and bring the power back to the people instead of making more laws that infringe on our rights more and more each day, and growing the government,” Savino said. “We have too many attorneys, judges and career politicians in office. We want our freedom back; we should be the rulers of our own lives and homes without having to ask permission and pay fees and fines to go about our daily lives.

“Now, Texas is a great state,” he said. “I mean, just look at how many people are moving here. I’ve lived in 11 other states and I’ve seen a lot over the years and met a wide variety of people. I heard great things about Texas so my family and I moved here over four years ago looking for a better life and a new beginning.

“As great as Texas is, there’s always room for improvement,” he said. “And together we can make Texas even better. I’ve seen things that work and things don’t work all around the country. If elected, I will propose repealing unconstitutional and victimless laws along with at least reducing, if not eliminating, taxes, and cut as much state spending as possible so that things can be better here in our community and the state as a whole, not just for you and I, but for the generations to come.

“As your representative, I will do everything I can to protect and reinstate your rights that the constitution is already supposed to protect from the overreach of the government both at the federal and state level,” Savino said. “The unconstitutional laws with licensing, permits, restrictions and fees here are preventing people from protecting themselves, their families and their property. Let’s bring true constitutional carry to Texas. Sixteen other states have now passed bills for constitutional carry and the crime rate in each of those states has lowered. People feel more secure in their homes and going about their daily lives knowing they can protect themselves and their loved ones. This also lowers the burden on law enforcement.

“I also have a serious issue with CPS,” he said. “The state has given them way too much power. They are unregulated and too many children are being taken from their homes wrongfully. I want to see CPS’ power lowered drastically, if not done away with completely. While your child is under their care they are twice as likely to be victim of physical abuse and 10 times more likely to be a victim of sexual abuse.

“Lastly, we are being taxed to death, almost $32 billion just in sales tax last year alone,” he said. “We have the 12th highest sales tax and the third highest property tax in the union. The best way to improve our communities is to keep those dollars in the people’s pockets, not the coffers of our government. You should decide where your money is spent, not the government. I want to help return that power back to the people. There are many people who are on some form of government assistance that would not need to be if our taxes weren’t so high. As your representative, I will vote against any tax increase and push for lowering taxes and work towards eliminating as many as we can.”

Savino is a father of three; he resides in Seven Points.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:54 PM

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Texas House District 10

State Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) announced on July 3 that he would be retiring from his office at the end of his term. Although the district is unlikely to be won by a Democrat, the primary race could be competitive. 

  • Two Republicans have filed for the race: Jake Ellzey, a Navy pilot veteran and former commissioner of the Texas Veterans Commission, and Ryan Pitts, the son of former state Rep. Jim Pitts.
  • State Republican Executive Committee member Sam Bryant had also been in the race, but withdrew on October 4, stating, “Me continuing to pursue this race would lead to unintended consequences, further division, and even more of an unstable foundation for the party in such a critical time.”
  • A Libertarian candidate, Matt Savino, has also filed to run for the seat.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:00 AM

The Henderson County Libertarian Party alive and well under newly-elected leadership

Matt Savino was recently elected as the Chairman for the Henderson County Libertarian Party. He is joined by Vice Chairman JC Cook, Secretary Desarae Lindsey and Treasurer Elizabeth Janicke.
The main focuses of the HCLP is to spread awareness of government overreach, exposing rights violations, promoting self sufficiency, getting government out of our personal and private lives and promoting candidates to office to do the same.

Savino would like to openly invite anyone who is interested to check the group out on Facebook and join them at thier next meeting to meet some of the members and discuss ideas.
The next public meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on July 14th at Cedar Creek Brewery in Seven Points.

Learn more about the HCLP on Facebook at: Henderson County, TX Libertarian Party.

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.

Monday, October 1, 2018 12:00 AM

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Matt Savino

Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Candidate for State Representative District 10, Texas

November 6, 2018 Texas General Election


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.

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.

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