From the JMBzine vault – January 25, 2000

This post is from the JMBzine Blog Vault, which means it is a very old blog post that I wrote at a very different time of my life. My views on religion (I’m now a Humanistic Jew), politics (today I’m a democratic socialist), and many other subjects (LGBTQ+ inclusion, abortion rights, etc.) have drastically changed over the years, so please bear this in mind when reading this post.

I will officially announce my candidacy at the Travis County Libertarian Party press conference on February 1, at 4 p.m.

If you would like to attend, the press conference will be held in the House Speaker’s Committee room, at the state capitol.

I am also currently raising funds to prepare for a direct mailing next month. If you would like to give to support the cause of liberty in Travis County, click here.

Editor’s Note (2023): This content was originally posted at and was recovered via Also, here is a picture of me from the day of the press event (from Feb. 1, 2000). Tags:

picture of James M. Branum, Feb. 1, 2000 at the Texas State Capitol in AustinThe picture is of a young man in his 20's with brown hair. He is wearing a suit and is standing in front of a wooden plaque of the seal of the state of Texas

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