"I am committed to my fellow Texans in eliminating fiscal waste, and creating a truly transparent window on the Government."
|Ben Sanders is the Libertarian nominee for Texas State Comptroller. His previous work experience includes positions at NASA and the U.S. Army. He holds a bachelor's in biochemistry, a master's in computer science and a doctorate in Business Administration|
Length of residency in Texas:
As a child during the summers, I use to visit my Great-grandparents in their home in Harlingen. This is where I first developed my love of Texas. In 2005 I finally got the chance to move to El Paso to pursue a love interest and for the first time in my adult life truly felt like I was home and among friends. I lived, and worked in Texas until April of 2011 when the US Army asked me help them solve their relocation problems and they moved me to Redstone Arsenal to oversee the migration/relocation of computer systems for the US Army Contracting Command. In 2013 when my contract with the army was over I returned home to Texas. Though I am not as fortunate as some to be a Texan by birth, I am a Texan by choice. For almost a decade I have been proud to call Texas home.
Occupation/main source of income:
IT Financial Process Improvement Consultant for a privately held Corporate Consulting firm in Irving, TX
Education (include all degrees):
- Bachelors of Science - Chemistry
- Master of Science - Computer Science
- Doctor of Business Administration - Applied Computer Science
- Certified Contracting Officer's Representative - Defense Acquisition University
- Certified Records Manager - National Archives and Records Administration
Highlights of current civic involvement/accomplishment:
- Ordained Minister
Highlights of past civic involvement/accomplishment:
- NASA White Sands Test Facility IT Application Committee, Co-Chairman, Author of Charter.
- NASA Johnson Space Center Information Technology Working Group , Member.
- Appointed to the White House, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Information Technology Governance Counsel for NASA, 2011.
- Sat on the Budget Line of Business Collaboration Work group for NASA and the DOD.
- Recipient of NASA's "I am an Innovator" award, 2010, 2011.
- NASA White Sands Test Facility Stem's Education outreach Chairman for 2010, 2011
- NASA Astronaut Candidate 2013
- Best of Army Knowledge Online, 2011, for best Web Viewer Channel Armyhire.com named Army's best website 2013 winning the Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs
- Award Third Place in President's 2010 SAVE award
Previous public offices sought or held:
2014 - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts with 3% of the total general election vote
How much funding have you raised for your campaign?
In 2018, we are in this to win it, because our future is at stake. Since our kickoff in January, we have raised over $12,000 in In-Kind donations with people volunteering time and donating real-estate for area campaign offices. These volunteers include a dedicated Campaign Manager, Treasurer, Videographer, Speech Writer, and currently just a handful of Campaign Coordinators in the 254 counties across Texas. I cannot do this alone.
Our efforts to ensure Texans have a choice can’t take effect unless we have the support of everyone in our community.
That’s where you come in!
Have you ever been arrested or involved in any criminal proceedings? If so, please explain:
No, as a Freemason and Minister these things would be unthinkable.
Have you ever been involved in any civil lawsuits or declared personal or professional bankruptcy? If so, please explain: