Comparing Montgomery County Commissioner salaries to the 50 state governors is nauseating

Conroe, February 11 – The Montgomery County Judge and County Commissioners make exorbitant salaries. They’re abusive. The following is a chart of those salaries in comparison to the 15 largest counties in Texas. The following chart is from Zippia, Inc., an employment placement company which also provides salaries and benefits analyses to its clients. So […]

County Judge, Commissioner salaries illustrate “why the worst get on top”

County Judge, Commissioner salaries illustrate “why the worst get on top”

Conroe, February 4 – In response to a citizen question about the massive salaries of the Montgomery County Judge and Commissioners Court in comparison to other counties in Texas and in relation to common sense, Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Brian Dawson answered, “I don’t think salaries have a dramatic effect on taxpayers.” Dawson focused […]

Salary remains threshold reform issue for Montgomery County Judge, Commissioner candidates

Salary remains threshold reform issue for Montgomery County Judge, Commissioner candidates

Image: Candidates for Montgomery County Judge in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election are incumbent County Judge Craig Doyal and challenger State Representative Mark Keough. Conroe, January 21 – The salary issue remains the threshold reform issue for the Montgomery County Judge and County Commissioner candidates in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. […]

Why Montgomery County Commissioners Court salaries are far too high: “I sure could use the money”

Why Montgomery County Commissioners Court salaries are far too high: “I sure could use the money”

Conroe, November 26 – Montgomery County Commissioners Court salaries are far too high, as a result of the Commissioners Court ignoring the outside world and giving themselves enormous salary increases seven out of the last ten years. The salary increases amount of raises of 72.17% for the County Judge since 2008 and 76.80% for the […]

Guest Editorial: John Hill Wertz, Commissioners Court unprepared for Harvey disaster, volunteers save the day

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: John Hill Wertz lives in Commissioners Precinct 2, serves as the GOP Precinct Chair in Voting Precinct 69, and is the Chairman of the Montgomery County Tea Party’s Vetting Committee. Wertz provided some of the following comments during a citizen comment to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 26, 2017. This Guest […]

What Romans 13 in our Post-Enlightenment Society tells us about Montgomery County government salaries (Part 2 of 3)

Image: Artist’s rendering of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus, the author of the epistles to the Romans. Conroe, September 23 – Montgomery County government salaries are completely out-of-control. If there’s anything that symbolizes the terribly poor and reckless job the County Commissioners Court has done in regulating government spending, it’s their own salaries as well […]

Harmon’s comment should be the fighting words for Montgomery County reform movement in the post-Enlightenment society in which we live!!! (Part 1 of 3)

Harmon’s comment should be the fighting words for Montgomery County reform movement in the post-Enlightenment society in which we live!!! (Part 1 of 3)

Image: left to right, City of Montgomery Police Chief Jim Napolitano, political activist Rob Harmon, and former State Representative candidate Steve Toth, October 16, 2015. Conroe, September 22 – Speaking to the Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, conservative political activist Rob Harmon made a reference to the Book of Romans, […]

Two bankruptcies, but stark differences in lives afterwards between Commissioner Riley and challenger Parker (A Look at Salaries, Part 4)

Magnolia and Conroe, September 19 – In exploring the exorbitant salaries of the elected officials of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court – County Judge Craig Doyal and the four County Commissioners – The Golden Hammer has observed that, with a few exceptions, rather than attracting a higher caliber of candidates, Montgomery County’s huge salaries seem […]

Massive Commissioners Court salaries: “How’s that workin’ out for ya?” (A Look At Salaries, Part 3)

Massive Commissioners Court salaries: “How’s that workin’ out for ya?” (A Look At Salaries, Part 3)

Image: Salary Comparison Chart, 2017, which the staff of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has compiled. Conroe, September 18 – Montgomery County Commissioners receive the highest salaries in Texas while the County Judge receives the third highest salary, as a salary comparison for the top 15 counties by population reveals. The Golden Hammer has […]

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