Candidates Keough (for County Judge), Dawson (for Precinct 2 Commissioner), and Parker (also for Precinct 2 Commissioner) comment on The Golden Hammer’s article about Doyal, Riley using Precinct 2 as free personal storage facility

Mark Keough, retired businessman, pastor, State Representative, and reform candidate for County Judge.

Magnolia and The Woodlands, August 25 – In response to the article in the August 24, 2017, edition of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, about Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Riley using the Precinct 2 barnyard’s highly-secured, gated, fenced, and barb-wired storage area for their private property, this newspaper asked their challengers in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election to respond. The article is “County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley Abuse Power, Use Precinct 2 Gated Barnyard to Store Personal, Campaign Property.”

State Representative Mark Keough, running for Montgomery County Judge against Doyal

Keough responded to The Golden Hammer‘s questions while working on legislative business in Austin.

GH: Do you have any comment about The Golden Hammer’s story this morning (Thursday, August 24) about the use of the Precinct 2 barnyard for storage of Riley’s and Doyal’s personal property there?

Mark Keough: “The revelation of these types of ethical issues is exactly why I am running for County Judge.  The Citizens of this county deserve to know that all of their elected officials are operating above reproach at all times.  In order to restore trust in our government, there needs to be a hard look at the current ethics policy for this county, as it currently lacks the teeth necessary to deter ethics violation in addition to lacking any meaningful punitive measures to address ethics violators.   

GH: If elected, will you store your personal property or campaign property on County property?

Mark Keough: Absolutely not.

GH: If elected, will you permit County employees to provide vehicle maintenance or repair services to members of your or other County employees’ immediate family members?

Mark Keough: Absolutely not.

Local businessman and Republican leader Brian Dawson, who is running for Precinct 2 County Commissioner in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election.

Conroe businessman and longtime Republican activist Brian Dawson, running for County Commissioner, Precinct 2, against Riley 

GH: Do you have any comment about The Golden Hammer’s story this morning (Thursday, August 24) about the use of the Precinct 2 barnyard for storage of Riley’s and Doyal’s personal property there?

Brian Dawson: “This situation raises more questions about ethics in Precinct 2 and Montgomery County. This supports my previous call for the ethics policy in Montgomery County to allow for civil penalties for violations.”

 GH: If elected, will you store your personal property or campaign property on Precinct 2 property?

Brian Dawson: Absolutely not.

GH: If elected, will you permit County employees to provide vehicle maintenance or repair services to members of your or other County employees’ immediate family members?

Brian Dawson: Absolutely not.

Former Comal County Commissioner and noted conservative author Gregory Parker, who is running for Precinct 2 County Commissioner in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election.

Former Comal County Commissioner and local conservative author Gregory Parker, running for County Commissioner Precinct 2, against Riley

GH: Do you have any comment about The Golden Hammer’s story this morning (Thursday, August 24) about the use of the Precinct 2 barnyard for storage of Riley’s and Doyal’s personal property there?

Gregory Parker: “Ethics of elected officials is a clear concern for the citizens of Montgomery County. I own a travel trailer and have paid as much as $130 per month to store it. I was angered to see these allocations of misuse of government property by Commissioner Riley. Therefore, I call upon the Sheriff to investigate these allegations and the DA to prosecute, if proven true. This is a clear example of why Montgomery county needs real change and a commissioner with the knowledge, experience and fortitude to stand strong against conflicts of interest and not just more policy proposals.” 

 GH: If elected, will you store your personal property or campaign property on Precinct 2 property?

Gregory Parker: “As a former county commissioner, I would have never, nor would I ever, let any employee store any personal property in the county barn.”

GH: If elected, will you permit County employees to provide vehicle maintenance or repair services to members of your or other County employees’ immediate family members?

Gregory Parker: Absolutely not.

 

 

 

 

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