Candidates draw ballot position at GOP office; Keough: “I’m right where I want to be”


Craig Doyal (back to camera) and Mark Keough drew for their ballot positions in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election at the Republican Party office on December 21, 2017. Keough’s Chief of Staff Jason Millsaps is in background in gray shirt. Doyal’s chief of staff jim fredricks also attended.

Conroe, December 21 – Candidates for the Republican nomination who filed for a ballot position in Montgomery County in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election participated in a ballot position drawing today at the Republican Party’s office in downtown Conroe. Wally Wilkerson, the Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman oversaw the procedure.

For Montgomery County Judge, Craig Doyal, the embattled incumbent, will appear first on the ballot. His challenger, State Representative Mark Keough, remarked after the drawing, “I’m right where I want to be. I was second on the ballot when I ran for State Representative, and it all worked out.”

The ballot positions for contested Republican races follow with the names below each office in the order in which they’ll appear on the Republican Primary Election ballot:

State Representative, District 15

Steve Toth

Jackie Waters 

284th District Judge

Kristin Bays                            

Jo Anne Linzer                        

Montgomery County Judge

Craig Doyal                            

Mark Keough                          

Montgomery County Clerk 

Jeanie Stewart

Mark Turnbull                         

Montgomery County District Clerk

Cynthia Jamieson

Melisa Miller

Montgomery County Treasurer

Melanie Bush

Stephanne Davenport

County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Charlie Riley

Brian Dawson

Greg Parker

County Commissioner, Precinct 4

Jim Clark

Bob Bagley

James Metts

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

Daniel Zientek

Matt Beasely

Ronnie Yeates

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

Jason Dunn

Ronald Willingham

County Republican Chairman

Wally Wilkerson

Terrence Boggs.

There will also be Republican Precinct Chairs on the ballot.

There will also be eleven ballot propositions, including Proposition 2, the tollroad Proposition. The eleven propositions follow:

  1. Texas should replace the property tax system with an appropriate consumption tax equivalent. Yes/No
  2. No governmental entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter approval. Yes/No
  3. Republicans in the Texas House should select their Speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding caucus without Democrat influence. Yes/No
  4. Texas should require employers to screen new hires through the free E-Verify system to protect jobs for legal workers. Yes/No
  5. Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education, using tax credits or exemptions without government constraints or intrusion. Yes/No
  6. Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas schools and government buildings. Yes/No
  7. I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas. Yes/No
  8. Vote fraud should be a felony in Texas to help ensure fair elections. Yes/No
  9. Texas demands that Congress completely repeal Obamacare. Yes/No
  10. To slow the growth of property taxes, yearly revenue increases should be capped at 4%, with increases in excess of 4% requiring voter approval. Yes/No
  11. Tax dollars should not be used to fund the building of stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams. Yes/No.



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