Image: Gregory Parker, the noted conservative author and former Comal County Commissioner who is running for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election, picked up trash and led a trash pickup team for several hours on Saturday, April 28, 2018, for River Plantation Trash Pickup Day. Parker’s green shirt denotes that he served as a “Team Leader.”
Conroe, April 29 – Gregory Parker, the noted conservative author and former two-term Comal County Commissioner who is running for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner in the May 22, 2018, Republican Runoff Election, spent several hours serving as a “Team Leader” and picking up trash in River Plantation for the community’s Trash Pickup Day. Parker led a team of individuals from River Plantation and from his County Commissioner campaign who began work right before 8 a.m. and worked well into the afternoon.
Meanwhile, embattled Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, who had promised that he “will be cooking barbecue for the workers,” ended up being a no-show. Neither Riley, anyone from his campaign, or his infamous barbecue trailer that he stores on County property at no charge and uses for his political campaign, appeared to assist the River Plantation community during this important event.
“The weather was beautiful. The people were great. River Plantation did a wonderful job organizing this event to benefit the entire community. It was a lot of fun,” Parker said while leading his campaign team.
The River Plantation Community Improvement Association asked teams to sign up to work for the event. Parker’s campaign signed up several weeks ago and designated the conservative leader as “Team Leader.” Therefore, River Plantation provided Parker with a green shirt to designate his Team Leader position.
Among Parker’s celebrity trash pickup team were Parker’s wife, Tasha, and Gulf Coast Region Campaign for Liberty Chair Kelli Cook, who is a close associate of Dr. Ron Paul, the former United States Congressman and presidential candidate.
Several people expressed their disappointment in Riley that he had promised to cook to support the event but failed to show up and failed even to telephone in any sort of excuse. In an exclusive interview while engaging in debris removal, Cook told The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper:
“River Plantation is lucky to have the ‘trash lady’ Judy as a neighbor. She organized a one-day Clean Up event to pick up forgotten debris still scattered around RP, which has many elderly folks unable to do the heavy lifting. She found business and individuals to donate the gloves, water, trash bags, everything right down to the snacks. It’s unfortunate that Commissioner Riley broke his promise to bring his friends and his cooker to provide barbecue for the workers. Regardless, it was a very well coordinated event, and we had fantastic barbecue sandwiches despite being stood up by Commissioner Riley. Team Parker was proud to be a part of such an event. Special thanks to ‘trash lady’ for allowing us to be a part of her restoration efforts in Precinct 2!”