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Independent Congressional Candidate Qualifies for General Election Ballot in TX-24
IRVING — Mark Bauer, a former journalist running as an independent candidate for Texas’ 24th Congressional District, will be on the general election ballot this November.
Bauer submitted his application with 529 signatures — surpassing the minimum number of signatures required — to Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs on August 13.
“Getting more than the minimum number of signatures required shows just how strong the need is for a platform like mine that emphasizes solutions over political dysfunction,” said Mark Bauer. “Despite COVID-19, I’m thrilled we’ve been able to connect with Texan voters who deserve representation beyond the ‘lesser of two evils.’ I couldn’t be more excited to get to work.”
Now that Bauer is on the ballot, he and his team will spend the next few months focusing on developing their policy platform, targeting outreach for their grassroots efforts, and more.
Bauer believes Americans need pragmatic and fact-based solutions. He plans to seek bipartisan solutions to education, immigration, healthcare, cybersecurity and data rights, criminal justice reform, LGBTQ+ rights and individual liberties, and more.
Bauer is a 6th generation Texan who was born and raised in Arlington, TX. He graduated high school from James Bowie High School, and earned his journalism degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He’s worked in legal journalism the last few years, with two stints at Texas Lawyer magazine. Most recently he spent two years in Washington DC at the National Law Journal. He currently produces a podcast on the topic of racial justice.
Mark Bauer is running in Texas’ 24th Congressional District for the seat held by Rep. Kenny Marchant. He is a former journalist who believes the two-party system has proven ineffective at producing solutions for the country’s shared interests. Texas isn’t a battleground state — it’s home. For more information, go to bauerfortexas.com or follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook.