So you want to get involved? Great! But now what? Its all so confusing. What can I run for? Who currently represents me? There are tons of opportunities to help spread Libertarian ideas, but let’s start with the basics.

Where you live determines your voting precinct. Currently, there are 96 different voting Precincts in Montgomery County. This determines your polling location (where you go to vote) and should be in very close proximity to where you live. It has everything to do with WHO and WHAT you get to vote on and ultimately who represents YOU.

Now, lets break down who represents us in Austin. Just like at the Federal level, we have 2 branches of Congress in every State; the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Let’s first look at the Senate. There are 31 Senate Districts in all in Texas. Each District sends one member to Austin. Montgomery County is split between Senate District 3 and Senate District 4 (this in not uncommon in larger Counties). For this reason, we actively follow BOTH of those races.

As for the House of Representatives, there are 150 districts in Texas, each with one representative. Montgomery County includes all of TX Congressional Districts 15 and TX Congressional District 16, as well as a portion of TX Congressional District 3.

Following the Federal races are a lot easier, because Montgomery County is represented in Washington D.C. by the same two Senators and the same Representative. But I’ll break it down anyhow. Each State sends two Senators to represent The State in D.C. The State of Texas is broken into 36 U.S. Congressional Districts, each sending 1 Representative. Montgomery County in entirely within U.S. Congressional District 8.

If you’re ever unsure, check out this website and type in your address.

Of course, those aren’t the only elected offices available. There are dozens of City Councils, School Boards, Water Boards; municipal, County, and Supreme Court Judges as well as the Railroad Commission to run for!

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