Welcome to my site, first of all I'd like to apologize for using blogger, but my website creation skills aren't very good, and this was the best I could do at the moment.
My name is Eric Smith, I'm 39, and a native Texan. I have however spent 7 years in both California and Germany as an active duty US Army Infantryman, 2 years each in Hawaii and California for High School, and a year in New York after high school. I have lived all over Texas, in small towns like Stephenville, San Marcos, Clear Lake City, and was born in Midland while living in Odessa. Needles to say I moved around a lot, but will also be true to my small town Texan upbringing.
My professional experience, aside from the Army (I am a disabled vet now), is mostly within information technology, where I have done all sorts of work at all levels, and enjoy technology and how it can improve all our lives. I do understand however how that same technology, if improperly used, can also be quite the hindrance.
I am running for Congress as I simply see no other alternatives that are honestly out to ensure the 500,000+ voters in my district can live happy lives, with their rights intact, and without the government restricting them in their own homes.
I am the only candidate that refuses to take a single $1 from any voter, any lobbyist group, any PAC, or anybody. I will *NOT* accept gifts or money, both of which I consider bribes ensuring biased representation, in order to represent you in Washington.
I am not running as a Republican, Libertarian, or Democrat, as I believe a system with parties leads representatives to vote along party lines, even if against their voters best interests. Not to mention the incessant bickering, posturing, flip-flopping, bribery, and lying all of the parties are very guilty of.
I am not a politician, I am a representative. I represent YOU, the voter, and only the ones in my district. I will be approachable to each and every one of you, and will avoid canned email responses as long as email flow isn't too overwhelming.
I am 100% behind being open and honest. I will answer every question with honesty, and give each of my constituents full access to my activities and communications.
Stop voting for the lesser of two evils, and vote for good.