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Profile: Ben Sanders, Libertarian for Comptroller of Public Accounts

The following is a compilation of the unedited responses from Ben Sanders, Libertarian candidate for Comptroller of Public Accounts, to the 2018 Amarillo Pioneer Voter Guide Questionnaire. Sanders is running against Republican incumbent Glenn Hegar and Democrat Joi Chevalier in the November election.


Ben Sanders

Office Sought:

Comptroller of Public Accounts



Please list any of your political, civic or non-profit experience.

2014 Candidate for Texas Comptroller

What is your educational background?

Doctor of Business Administration

Why did you decide to run for comptroller?

Seeing people lose their homes and property, higher and higher taxes, with government recklessly spending, and little accountability of the government. I have the education and background to fix this. Together we can Win!

What experience do you have that qualifies you for this position?

My previous work experience includes positions at NASA and the U.S. Army. I holds a bachelor's in biochemistry & psychology, a master's in computer science and a doctorate in Business Administration

What will be your top priority, if elected?

Fix the broken State Pension system for all State Employees and First Responders. Enforce the Texas Constitution's 2% property tax and permanently restore the appraisal districts reporting to the Comptroller's office 18 field offices. Ensure we have a completely transparent government with finances that anyone look at anytime to see the expenditures of every member of the Texas Government right down to individual expense reports in a simple to peal back reporting method like the one I implemented at NASA.

Are you supported by any political action committees? If so, which ones?

I do not accept any donations or contributions from PAC, just support from the people.

Why should voters choose you in 2018?

I understand the hardships my fellow Texans go through on a daily basis to provide for their families, and I am the only candidate who has a plan to fix our state's problems and move the needle forward to a better tomorrow. Together we can Win!

Profile: Glenn Hegar, Republican for Comptroller of Public Accounts

Profile: Joi Chevalier, Democrat for Comptroller of Public Accounts