You can listen to the full interview with Dr. Jon Spiers below.

Campaign season in Texas is beginning to heat up and one candidate was traveling through Lubbock recently and stopped by The Chad Hasty Show to discuss his campaign.

Dr. Jon Spiers is running in the Republican primary for Texas Land Commissioner and he has a pretty interesting background. Spiers is a veteran who was a heart surgeon until an injury where he almost lost his arm and he was left with a numb hand. After the injury, Spiers went to law school and eventually founded the Spiers Group in 2012.

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So why run for Land Commissioner? Spiers told the audience he wants to help protect Texas.

There are many things the Land Office is responsible for. Everything from the Alamo and Texas History to leasing and building on the 13 million acres that compose of permanent school fund lands, there's the veteran land fund, veteran's homes, all of things are vitally important to the people of Texas.

I want to take something that is a little different as well. I was talking to someone about this earlier today. What made Texas great? It wasn't saying these are the only things we can do, we can't do anything more than that. Its reaching down inside and grabbing that part of you that hails back to Davy Crockett and William Travis and Sam Houston and saying it's not what you tell us can be done, it's what we are going to do. Texas is the greatest place on Earth. We have to be prepared to do what needs to be done and Texas is under assault from every corner.

Spiers also talked about how he believes the Land Office needs to move quicker during natural disasters.

You can listen to the entire interview with Dr. Jon Spiers above and visit his campaign website.

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