POWER TOP 10 #1 : BRETT LIGON

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #1: BRETT LIGON, DISTRICT ATTORNEY.   In “The Prince,” Nicolo Machiavelli observed, “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.” Powerful people, influential people, and people active in the civic and business affairs of Montgomery County fear Brett Ligon.   Regular citizens […]

POWER TOP 10 #9 : KEVIN BRADY

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #2: KEVIN BRADY, CONGRESSMAN, CHAIRMAN, HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.   Congressman Kevin Brady is the second most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time. In 2015, the House Republican Conference elected Brady as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the main tax-writing […]

POWER TOP 10 #3 : JULIE TURNER

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #3: JULIE TURNER, PRESIDENT, TEXAS TEA PARTY PATRIOTS PAC.   Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner is the third most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time. Turner is not a full-time political activist. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University. […]

POWER TOP 10 #4 : ROBERT MARLING

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #4: ROBERT MARLING, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, WOODFOREST FINANCIAL GROUP.   Woodforest Financial Group Chairman and CEO Rob Marling is the fourth most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time. The writer of these posts doesn’t believe he’s ever met Marling, but, if you live in […]

POWER TOP 10 #5: MIKE MEADOR

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #5: MIKE MEADOR, COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 1.   Inertia is a force. County Commissioner (Precinct 1) Mike Meador is the fifth most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time. Elected in 1988, from humble beginnings, Meador has dedicated his career to the principle that county […]

POWER TOP 10 #6: DON STOCKTON

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #6: DON STOCKTON, CONROE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, SUPERINTENDENT.   CISD Superintendent Don Stockton is the sixth most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time. Dr. Don Stockton (Doctorate of Education, Texas A&M University) is a remarkable politician within the educational bureaucracy known as the Conroe […]

POWER TOP 10 #7 : JAMES NOACK

Commissioner James Noack is the seventh most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time.   For the purpose of this discussion, I generally define “power” as the ability to get things done in our community. So if someone has specific business or political goals and can get them done for himself or herself […]

POWER TOP 10 #8 : PHYLLIS MARTIN

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #8: PHYLLIS MARTIN, COUNTY AUDITOR.   The 8th most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time is Phyllis Martin, Montgomery County Auditor, whom the Board of District Judges just reappointed to serve through December 31, 2018.   Martin derives her power from three factors: (1) […]

POWER TOP 10 #9 : BOBBY ADAMS

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #9: BOBBY ADAMS, CIVIL ENGINEER.   The 9th most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time is Bobby Adams, a civil engineer and Vice President of Halff Associates, Inc., an engineering and project management firm based in Richardson. Adams lives in Spring in north Harris […]

POWER TOP 10 #10 : RAND HENDERSON

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #10: RAND HENDERSON, SHERIFF-ELECT. The 10th most powerful person in Montgomery County at the present time is Rand Henderson, Sheriff-Elect, a resident of Willis. He won the Republican Primary Election in March and was elected, unopposed, in the General Election in November. Henderson is presently a Captain […]