Conroe and Austin, January 18 – Texans for Toll-Free Highways, the largest grassroots anti-tollroads organization in Texas, announced their endorsements of Steve Toth for State Representative, District 15, and Bob Bagley for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner. Both Toth and Bagley are running in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election.
Toth, who previously served in the Texas House of Representatives in 2013 and 2014, is running for the open seat to replace State Representative Mark Keough who is running for Montgomery County Judge. Toth and Keough were the first two people to sign The Pledge, which provides,
“I, [Steve Toth/Bob Bagley], pledge that I will never support construction or funding of any toll road, unless the voters have approved the toll road by referendum.”
Toth’s opponent has not signed The Pledge.
Bagley currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Hospital District. He is running against incumbent Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark. Bagley has signed The Pledge against tollroads. Clark has also signed The Pledge.
Their other electoral opponent, James Metts, has not signed The Pledge nor has Metts appeared in any candidate forums to discuss any issues. Interestingly, the entirety of the substantive arguments Metts’ supporters have made for Metts’ election to the position of County Commissioner is the following: “Metts 2018.” Metts’ candidacy seems to be little more than a power play by an ambitious politician who refuses to take any position on any issues facing the voters.