About Texans for Accountable Government
Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) is a non-partisan Political Action Committee headquartered in Central Texas. TAG was formed with the ambition of reigning in the intrusive and expanding reach of government which threatens to invade every facet of our lives. Our ambition is to put the reins of government back into the hands of individual American citizens; allowing us to once again run our own lives.
TAG focuses on issues at the local, county, and state level. We believe in the principle of subsidiary; that power should be vested in the nearest locality. Our local representatives are much more accountable to us than are those over a thousand miles away in the District of Columbia.
We are dedicated to safe guarding individual liberty, protecting personal privacy and property rights, election integrity, safe water, and electing representatives, not bureaucrats, to office!
Heather Fazio first got involved politically when she began exploring the truth behind the Federal Reserve banking system and so-called War on Terror. She heard about Texans for Accountable Government during the “Stop Vampire Cops” campaign in early 2009 and was compelled to take action locally. Since then, she has assumed a leadership position within TAG first as a Steering Committee member then as Political Coordinator of the 2011 Texas Legislative session and now as Executive Director.
Glen’s involvement in politics began in 2006 and he became a member of TAG in the latter part of 2007. His priorities as a dedicated member of the Austin community and a former juvenile corrections officer lead him to run for Austin Independent School Board in May of 2010. As a public speaker he regularly presents on topics of advocacy, influencing policy, community relations, leadership, and mentoring at organizations and universities such as Texas State University. He was voted one of Austin’s Top 30 Philanthropist of 2011, and was nominated for this year’s Austin Under 40 Awards (Au40) in the area of community service. Mr. Mayes works tirelessly with today’s younger generation as a program director in retention educational programs all over Texas. His commitment to consistency, integrity, and leadership is undeniable.
Katie Brewer is one of TAG’s most dedicated activists and has been a member since it’s founding after the 2008 Ron Paul campaign. She is lead events planner and fundraiser. Katie is a homeschool mother of two and lives in Pflugerville.
Taylor Metting is finishing her last year at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently in the process of applying to graduate school. She is primarily focused on America’s foreign policy and exploring the historical significance of the advent of the welfare/warfare state and how it applies to the current state of government. Taylor is the Vice-President of Libertarian Longhorns, and a member of several libertarian organizations on campus at the like Youth for Ron Paul and Young Americans for Liberty.
Jeff Kantoff is a lifelong Texan growing up in Houston, Tx. Graduated from Westbury High School and then later Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. Moving to Austin in 1995 to start his career, Jeff started to be an activist in the community. From 2002-2009 he produced The Simple Truth with Bob Dacy, a cable access television show exposing government corruption. Jeff has also served as a delegate to four Republican state conventions and several local conventions. He’s twice served as a precinct chairman and four times as an election judge. Believing that TAG is the best vehicle for achieving freedom from the ground up, Jeff says, “the tremendous headway and influence TAG has had since it’s inception three years ago is remarkable. I want to be a part of the solution and TAG is all about solution-oriented activism.” Jeff has been a member of TAG since it’s founding in 2008.
Marissa joined TAG when she wanted to get involved in local political issues, especially those involving personal freedom and choice. During the 2011 Texas legislature, she lobbied for bills that would remove invasive body scanners, restrict unconstitutional patdowns, and stop other encroachments on civil liberties, like warrantless GPS tracking and DWI checkpoints. With the legislature out of session, she’s currently focusing on local issues, especially the implementation of a representative system of city government for Austin.
Trey Reginelli is a CPA and holds an accounting degree from the University of Houston. A native Texan, Trey grew up with the yearning for liberty that inspired the American and Texas Revolutions. He joined TAG because he shares its goal of making a free and prosperous Texas where individuals are free to live their lives as they choose.
Chuck Young founded TAG out of his frustration with reactionary party politics; he felt that field work in the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign had shown that there was a hidden constituency, fed up with the status quo, that was eager for real “Hope and Change”. TAG’s founding vision was of an enabling, bottom-up meritocracy, not a stifling top-down bureaucracy — one that thought locally and thus acted globally. TAG was to be (and is!) a tribe of whup-ass activists — the keyword being ACTIVE — operating within a network of tribes of all political suasions.
Chuck put his money and his time where his head was; he was TAG’s Treasurer, Tech Dude, lead Organizer, point Lobbyist, and Communications Director in its infancy. He’s proudest of getting a veto on SB 1440. Nowadays he trades forex and futures, works on software for people sometimes, and keeps telling himself he’s gonna finish writing that book someday…