Tuesday on The Chad Hasty Show Clemmie E. Payne Jr. joined Chad in the KFYO studio to talk about his candidacy for Lubbock county Justice of the Peace Precinct #2.

Payne is a retired U.S. Navy veteran, is a trained mediator and an arbitrator, and has been actively involved in politics for many years.

Payne talked about his personal and professional history, how he came to be involved in politics, and why he believes he would be the best choice for the office of Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2.

Recently Payne fought for the property rights of business owners, and was outspoken when many were pushing for a smoking ban in all businesses in the city of Lubbock. While explaining his reasons for siding with business owners in that heated battle, Payne said,

I don't smoke. But people's rights are rights. And if I don't stand next to you when someone comes to take your rights away, nobody will be standing next to me when they come to take mine...You gotta stand up for those individual rights, because they are rights, and they'll slow-cook them away from you if you let them.

Payne later continued speaking about rights, saying, "I believe that you are the best person to run your life, not the government."

Listen to the entire interview with Clemmie Payne in the video above.

More information is available on his Facebook page, and you may contact Payne via email: cp4jp2@gmail.com

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