Highland Lakes Tea Party holds Freedom Rally in Marble Falls

Former Burnet County Judge Dave Kithil (left) greets U.S. Rep. Roger Williams of District 25 during the 2013 Freedom Rally on Sept. 2 in Johnson Park in Marble Falls. The event included speakers from gun rights groups, candidates for office and representatives from local and state Republican, Tea Party and Libertarian organizations as well as the Texas Nationalist Movement. Staff photos by Connie Swinney

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams‘ speech during a Freedom Rally, sponsored by the Highland Lakes Tea Party, on Labor Day in Marble Falls focused on employment rates, lowering the government debt, tax burdens and regulations as well as as a push to defund the Affordable Care Act.

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Gloria Blanton (left), vice president of the Burnet County Republican Women’s Club, and Diana Moses, president of the Highland Lakes Tea Party, greet spectators and hand out literature on their respective groups during the Labor Day Freedom Rally at Johnson Park in Marble Falls.

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Lisa Bell, candidate for Burnet County district clerk, and James Oakley, candidate for Burnet County judge, set up campaign booths at the 2013 Freedom Rally in Marble Falls on Sept. 2.

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Several hundred spectators filled Johnson Park in Marble Falls on Labor Day to listen to a series of speakers, including politicians, gun-rights advocates, candidates for office and representatives from local and state Republican, Tea Party and Libertarian organizations.

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Burnet County resident Craig Cosgray (left), chairman of Tea Parties of Texas, discusses platform points with Libertarian candidate for Texas governor Kathie Glass at her booth during the Labor Day Freedom Rally, sponsored by the Highland Lakes Tea Party.

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David Watts, who is seeking the Republican nomination for state land commissioner, visits with Lori Granados, representative of District 25 State Sen. Donna Campbell’s office, during the Freedom Rally event held in Marble Falls on Labor Day.

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