Joe Livingston

for Texas House of Representatives District 92

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Meet Joe Livingston

Joe is a native Texan. He was born in Dallas and grew up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Joe comes from a Family of Teachers/Educators. Joe is for Texas Public Schools. He attended local public schools. Joe is also for lowering residential property taxes. He has strong ties to the community. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School and the University of Texas at Arlington. As a Bible-believing Christian he has grown up in church and is currently attending Inglewood Baptist Church.
Joe met his fiancée Victoria at our church. He quickly fell in love with her Christ-like servant’s heart and her gentle spirit. Soon after meeting her, they became engaged, and are excited to blend their two families of two beautiful daughters, and two terrific sons, and 10 grandchildren. They are to be married on March 12, 2022.
Joe has been a local REALTOR for 42 years, so he is passionate about supporting homeownership, homeowners’ rights and the entrepreneurs and small businesses in Texas. Joe is also for lowering residential property taxes and has strong ties to the community. He has made Arlington his home because of the strong conservative values and sense of family that exist across the community. It’s the love, Joe has for the people and families of District 92 that inspired him to run to serve you in your Texas House.

Joe Livingston's Resume

Public Service
Election Judge since 2008 (Dallas & Tarrant County’s)
Precinct Chair since 2008 (Dallas & Tarrant County’s)
G.P. Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals 2017
Church Management Committee
Advisor for Grand Prairie DeMolay since 1979
First recipient and namesake of the “Joe Livingston, Light in the Community” Award
Easter Seals Fund Raiser and Contributor
Wycliff Bible Translators Fund Raiser and Contributor
Volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank
Pregnancy Resource Center of Grand Prairie Contributor
Chairman of Grand Prairie REALTOR® Scholarship Breakfast
Eagle Scout, BSA
Designations and Education
CRS-Certified Residential Specialist
GRI-Graduate Realtors Institute
AHWD-At Home with Diversity
AAAS-Mountain View College
AAS-Northlake College
BBA-from the University of Texas Arlington
CBU-Graduate of CBU
REALTOR® Emeritus

Professional Associations
MetroTex Association of REALTORS, Past Director
Arlington Board of REALTORS MLS
Grand Prairie Board of REALTORS, Past Director
North Texas Real Estate Info. Systems, Past Director
Texas Association of REALTORS, Past Director
National Association of REALTORS, Emeritus
Professional Awards
TX Brokers License since 1981
TREC Real Estate Instructor
Annual Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Top Team for 2006, 2007 & 2008
Top Producer, Quality Service Pinnacle Award
MetroTex & Texas Realtors Leadership Graduate
2014 Recipient of the MetroTex Ebby Halliday Community Service Award
MetroTex Everyday Hero 2019
A-Team Relocation Specialist Certification
REALTOR® Emeritus
Office Community Service Award

Joe Livingston's Policy positions

FAMILY VALUES
I am Pro-Faith; I am a Christian, but I support everyone’s freedom to worship according to their own beliefs.
2 Chronicles 7:14 and my people, who bear my name, humble themselves, pray and seek my face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
I am Pro-Life; I believe that babies are a gift from God and are entitled to life.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
I am Pro-Family; I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Ephesians 5:31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.
I am for Improved education; Schools should be teaching basics like reading, writing, arithmetic, science, and history. Our children should be taught history, not hate. Social and sexual issues should be taught at home. Parents should have a say in what the students are taught instead of bureaucrats.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We are blessed to have many excellent schools, but we can improve. I’m for more local control of our school districts and is leading efforts to ensure tax dollars make it directly to the classroom and teachers.
I’m for lowering the high-stakes, minimum standards of the STAAR exams for students. I support our Texas teachers, and I’m for an increase the state’s contribution rates at the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and support giving our retired teachers a thirteenth check.

PRO FREEDOM
I am Pro-2nd Amendment; I believe in the constitutional right to own and carry firearms except for criminals and those judged to be incompetent to do so.
I support the NRA and fully support our right to keep and bear arms. I will always be on the side of gun owners and will support their constitutional rights.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
I am Pro-Liberty; I believe that the government should not be allowed to interfere in the right to own and operate a business. I am opposed to mandates and shutdowns.
I am Pro-Business; Promoting high-quality business growth and development is a major part of ensuring Texas’s future success. I will work hard to help promote high-quality jobs, to keep Texas working. Stronger business equals more local jobs and a better economy.
I am for limited government; the government should stick to things that the government should be doing, like building and repairing roads, protecting our citizens from crime and enforcement of illegal activity at the U.S. Borders.

SAFER COMMUNITY
I am in support Public Safety; I support local law enforcement leaders and first responders and will work to ensure they have the resources and support they need to keep our streets safe. I will continue to support efforts that focus on rehabilitation to decrease repeat offenses. I’m opposed to any effort to De-fund the police or any other law enforcement agency. I support providing enhanced training for law enforcement so that officers are prepared to perform their duties more effectively, but with fair and equal treatment to all citizens.
I am for better Infrastructure and Roads; Safe and smooth transportation is a critical component in ensuring the success and growth of our country. I will ensure our infrastructure and roads are well-maintained while working toward the most cost-efficient solutions. High quality should not be synonymous with high costs. I will always strive for the best solution for the lowest possible cost. Medians and curbs should be marked and lighted better so as to be seen better in the dark and bad weather.
Immigration & Border Security; I support legal immigration by those who go through the established methods for those who are seeking to immigrate to our country. However, a nation without borders is no nation at all. By refusing to properly defend our nation’s borders, the administration has created an unprecedented crisis within the state of Texas. It is now up to us as a state to protect the integrity of our borders. We cannot wait any longer. We must stop the flow of illegal drugs and human trafficking. I will support Texas using every available resource to defend our southern border, including state funding to build the border wall and put more law enforcement officers and better technology along the border.
I am for better prevention of cyber fraud. Government frequently falls behind in utilizing advancements in technology and security. Sensing a looming disaster, I support sweeping cyber security laws that will help keep your private information stored with the state safe from cyber-attacks. I support efforts to protect us from scams and spoofs. Violators should be prosecuted and punished to the full extent of the law. Additionally, sexual predators should be pursued and prosecuted.
I’m for energy independence and a secure electrical grid; too many people were affected by the recent ice storm. I support better oversite of the state’s electrical grid to ensure that we never have that type of failure again.

ECONOMIC RESPONSIBILITY and LOWER TAXES
I am for Eliminating Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying; using taxpayer money to lobby for more government spending and higher taxes is wrong. I will work to eliminate taxpayer-funded lobbying in Texas. Your tax dollars should not be used to hire expensive Austin or Washington lobbyists to help push political and bureaucratic pet projects, growing the size of government at every level.
I am for lower taxes; One way to accomplish this is to consider modifying the property tax in Texas. We must provide real property tax relief so that our neighbors are never taxed out of their homes. We must cap the rate of tax increases, freeze appraisals, and increase transparency and accountability at the local and state levels. I believe that we should increase transparency in government because that’s the only way it can be held accountable to the people.
I will fight for property tax reforms; by ensuring your money stays in your pocket. I will work to give voters the right to veto attempts to raise property taxes and increase your homestead exemption. “I support the long term goal of eliminating the Property Tax in Texas.” Property tax waivers given to businesses should be limited and not disproportionately put onto homeowners and the elderly.
As a successful businessman, Joe knows you can’t spend more than you take in. He’s using his private sector experience to bring fiscal discipline to the state budget.
Matthew 22:21 Then saith he unto them, render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

ELECTION INTEGRITY
I am for Election Integrity; Guarding the security of our ballot box and guaranteeing the legitimacy of our elections is fundamental to preserving a free society. I’m in favor of an Election Integrity bill to provide uniform voting hours, increase penalties for ballot harvesting, require Voter ID for mail in ballots and applications, and verification citizenship. I have served as an election judge in Dallas and Tarrant counties for over a decade and have learned ways to improve the process and secure the ballot. I’m for a periodic forensic audit of elections in Texas, to clean up voter rolls to remove duplicate, deceased and relocated voters.
Election integrity is critical to the future of our state and nation. Your vote matters, and I remain committed to ensuring each and every legitimate vote is counted and recorded accurately.
I support the adoption of the Legislative Priorities of The Republican Party of Texas and urge the Texas Senate and House Republican Caucuses to adopt these legislative priorities as their own. https://texasgop.org/priorities/
I also support the Platform of the Texas GOP. https://texasgop.org/platform/
Be informed when you go to vote. Here are the 10 Republican Primary ballot propositions:
https://texasgop.org/republican-primary-ballot-propositions/

2022 Republican Primary Ballot Propositions


Campaign
Events

General Election Day Starts
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27
January
6:30-9:30 pm
Dallas Jewish Conservatives Hosts: Senator Ted Cruz!
Mercury Studios
6301 Riverside Dr, Irving, TX 75039, USA
27
January
6:00-8:00 pm
Arlington Republican Club
Mavericks Bar and Grill
601 E. Main Street
Arlington Texas 76010 United States
12
February
5:00 pm
Last day to file for Precinct Chair
14
February
7:00 am
First Day For Early Voting for Republican Primary
Early voting starts at 7:00 am and finish's on Feb. 25th at 7:00 pm
19
February
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Grand Old Gala
The Worthington Hotel Fort Worth: 200 Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
01
March
7:00 am
Voting Day for Republican Primary!
Starts at 7:00 am and ends at 7:00 pm
12
March
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
Starts at 9:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm

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