Dwayne Stovall is the special guest speaker at Tea Party Patriots Thursday, December 12. He will speak at 6:30 at the Myrtle Wilks Community Center, 1498 I20 West in Cisco.
Stovall traveled the country for years teaching and advocating federalism and States’ rights with the organization Get Off My State. He is now a candidate for US Senate with the slogan “Putting Texas first.”
In 2014 Stovall ran for US Senate, also against current incumbent John Cornyn. Spending a minuscule $70 thousand, Stovall garnered a surprising 11% of the primary vote, ending third among eight contenders.
“I was a voice crying in the wilderness,” Stovall recalls. “This race feels totally different. I have over a thousand volunteers across the State working at my side.
“Texans understand why I’m running. They get it.”
Perhaps his favorite quote is this: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” ~ James Madison (Federalist 45)
“I started talking about this because the United States are now the United State organized into 50 counties, and the principle of federalism has been replaced with the cancer that is nationalism. Simply put: The federal Constitution no longer limits the federal government in any serious way.”
One has only to look to some of the recent Supreme Court decisions to share his concerns.
“There are over 316 million people in this United State, and all are managed by an elite class of nine unelected, well-connected lawyers,” says Stovall.
One might narrow that to five lawyers, those constituting a majority of the nine justices.
“The Republic is out of scale, headed towards National Socialism, and restoring federalism IS the solution,” says Stovall.
Of himself Stovall says, “I am a Christian and the luckiest man I know. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for over 26 years, and we have 3 wonderful children.”
He was born “oil field trash” in Baytown, Texas, he says, and spent his first 10 years in an Humble Oil Company similar to Cisco’s Humbletown. Except for a couple of years when his father worked on the Alaskan Pipeline, he has always lived in Texas.
Stovall worked summers in the oil fields around Rusk County and graduated from West Rusk High School in New London, Texas, in 1984. He attended Kilgore Junior College and Southwest Texas State University (Texas State).
During his junior year at SWTSU, he took an operator’s position at the ARCO refinery in Pasadena and worked shifts for over 13 years. Meanwhile he married, had 2 children and in 1996 started Diamond K Equipment Inc. The Stovall family moved to Liberty County the following year, and shortly after 9/11, Stovall left what was then Lyondell-Citgo Refining to run his business full time. Their third child arrived in 2006.
For over a decade, Stovall’s business built bridges all over Texas, primarily for the Texas Department of Transportation. In 2011 he branched into emissions testing in the oil field.
Stovall concludes, “My wife and I are long time supporters of our community youth sports associations, as well as Tarkington Independent School District where I was also a member of the Board of Trustees.”
Now Stovall is again asking voters to “Put Texas first.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear more about the true role of a senator – and how to return to that role.
The doors open at 6:00 p.m. The program begins at 6:30. Join us!