"Standing Up for Travis County"

I have decided to run for Travis County Judge in 2014. In fact, I never really shut down from the 2010 campaign. As a fourth generation Austinite, my heart and my family are here in Travis County and I cannot walk away and let "Battleground Texas" take away all that my ancestors fought for to make this county and this state great. I will stand up for Travis County. And I want you to stand with me.

I have the plan to win in November 2014. I have been attending events around Travis County since January 2013 and will not stop listening to the citizens’ concerns. Further, I am expanding my outreach to civic and community organizations across the entire county, and I enjoy explaining how county business is conducted. By the November 2014 elections, every Travis County voter will know my name and my position.

Our advantages this election include a serious backlash against the heavy-handed Democratic rule emanating from Washington DC, and the visible corruption in our county government exemplified foremost by the kid-glove treatment of the current District Attorney, who had displayed a contempt for the law and for those who enforce it. This is just the tip of the corruption iceberg.

We have not had an opportunity to win this position in decades; we have it now. The opposition is in a death struggle to choose a candidate. Between the two, one is liberal and the other is extremely liberal! This race is not about whether we can win – we can! This race is not about whether we will win – we will!

AND WE MUST WIN!!!

This is the moment. We must take the advantage today.

Furthermore, with your vote, we can realign the priorities of the Commissioners Court with the common sense values and long-term interests of the Travis County taxpayers.

Please take some time to peruse the rest of my website, and be sure to sign the guestbook. Your comments and donations are greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Mike McNamara

Why I'm Running

Taking Travis County Back

It's no secret that Texas' prosperity has been achieved by maintaining a low tax, low regulation environment. Texas unemployment is lower than the national average, and the rate in Travis County is even lower than the state. And yet, Travis County faces unique challenges, including government corruption, poverty, and rising property taxes.

Travis County has the opportunity to lead the state, but we must demand responsibility and accountability from our leadership, and the County Judge must take the leadership role that has been lacking in the county.

The bottom line is this: After decades of Democratic control, residents of Travis County are depleted and exhausted of mismanagement, misspending, and mistaken priorities. I am committed to winning Travis County Judge in 2014, and I am prepared for the battle. But I need your help.

My chief concerns right now are budgetary:

Ensuring fiscal transparency and financial responsibility to prevent Travis County citizens, especially seniors and veterans, from being taxed out of their homes;

Ensuring that roads are constructed where needed the most, especially in underserved areas in the county, and that current roads and bridges are properly maintained;

Ensuring that adequate numbers of public safety heroes are deployed to secure safe neighborhoods, schoolyards and parks, and that necessary equipment and localized stations are delivered - not just promised!

Please sign my guestbook on this website, and make a financial contribution through the secure form on the Contribute page.

With your support, we will make this vision a reality for Travis County now and for generations to follow.

  • Texas Republican Assembly President Mike McNamara awards Congressman Michael McCaul the Reagan Legacy  Award in 2005. Texas Republican Assembly President Mike McNamara awards Congressman Michael McCaul the Reagan Legacy Award in 2005.
  • Mike McNamara ‏with Congressman Michael McCaul at Austin Republican Women's Club meeting September 2013. Mike McNamara ‏with Congressman Michael McCaul at Austin Republican Women's Club meeting September 2013.
  • Mike McNamara, second from left, with Tim Lively & The Profits 1966 Mike McNamara, second from left, with Tim Lively & The Profits 1966
  • Legionnaire Mike McNamara shaking hands with Colt McCoy at a recent UT event Legionnaire Mike McNamara shaking hands with Colt McCoy at a recent UT event
  • Mike and Julia McNamara with Little Buddy Christmas 2008 Mike and Julia McNamara with Little Buddy Christmas 2008
  • ETN3 Mike McNamara 1968 ETN3 Mike McNamara 1968
  • mike4judge Mike McNamara @mike4judge

    Attended Leadership Austin forum on Conservation last evening. Next Monday will attend their forum on... http://t.co/hOFdcW4ekV

    3:23 PM Jul 22nd
  • mike4judge Mike McNamara @mike4judge

    Attending County Commissioners Court this morning. Good to visit with friends here.

    3:21 PM Jul 22nd