Image: Bob Bagley, who was one of the candidates for Precinct 4 County Commissioner in the March 6 Republican Primary Election, asked voters to vote for incumbent County Commissioner Jim Clark in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election. The photograph is of Bagley when he made the announcement at the April 5, 2018, meeting of Montgomery County Eagle Forum at the organization’s monthly meeting on Conroe.
Conroe, April 7 – Bob Bagley, highly respective conservative Republican political activist and the Precinct 4 Director of the Montgomery County Hospital District Board of Directors, asked Precinct 4 voters to support and vote for incumbent Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election. Clark faces embattled JP James Metts in the runoff.
Bagley made a particularly strong showing in the three-way March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election, even though the candidate expended very little in the way of funds during the campaign. Instead, Bagley ran a very strong grassroots conservative campaign based upon word-of-mouth, door-to-door campaigning, and Bagley’s very active participation in community events across the Commissioners Precinct.
Bagley received 25.46% of the 8,663 votes cast in the Republican Primary. Since Clark and Metts were the top vote-getters, they made the runoff.
Bagley spoke at the beginning of the monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Eagle Forum, a grassroots conservative organization affiliated with the Texas Eagle Forum. Bagley told the room packed with grassroots conservative activists, “I would ask that you support the current commissioner Jim Clark for re-election as Precinct 4 County Commissioner in the Republican Runoff Election. I’m going to vote for him and I hope you will as well. We need change. We need accountability.”
Clark has often voted by himself or with Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack against the left-slanting majority on the Montgomery County Commissioners Court composed of County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador. Clark is the sole member of the Commissioners Court who voted against the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, because the other four members of the Court hastily passed the budget without considering citizen input. Clark has also consistently voted against the $85 million TX 249, 3 mile, Tollway boondoggle, also known as the Decimation of Hope Highway.
Bagley has, by far, the most conservative voting record as a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Hospital District. He consistently votes against the increased spending forays which five of the other six Board members have supported.
Bagley, like Clark, was heavily involved in rescue and victim assistance efforts after Tropical Storm Harvey and the resulting man-made flooding disaster which the San Jacinto River Authority largely caused by the SJRA’s failure to manage the weather event properly.