Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough’s Chief of Staff Jason Millsaps’ brand new GMC Yukon, parked outside of the Sadler Administration Building in downtown Conroe, courtesy of Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts.
The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Conroe, September 12 – Within a mere eight (8) days after Mark Keough came into office as Montgomery County Judge on January 1, 2019, Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts pulled Keough into his web of corruption. Metts convinced Keough to give Metts’ discretionary road budget all of the salary reduction Keough had promised voters he would take rather than returning those funds to the taxpayers in the form of a County government spending reduction.
Now, as Metts heads out of office at the end of 2022, after voters in East Montgomery County soundly rejected him in the Republican Primary Election in favor of reformer Matt Gray, Metts has worked hard to denude his Commissioner Precinct budget, so that Gray will face great difficulty providing necessary road and bridge services the people of East Montgomery County so desperately need (after suffering through four years with Metts as a do-nothing, inaccessible Commissioner).
On August 9, 2022, Metts spent $61,963.75 from the Precinct 4 (Account 9400) road and bridge capital account budget (Sub-Account 750600) on a brand new GMC Yukon purchased from Gunn Buick GMC for Montgomery County Judge Chief of Staff Jason Millsaps.
Keough and Metts had placed the item on the Commissioners Court consent agenda for the August 9, 2022, Commissioners Court meeting, so that the entire Court would vote unanimously without having any idea what they approved: a brand new vehicle for a County government employee paid out of Metts’ road and bridge budget!
This newspaper has confirmed that Millsaps uses his brand new GMC Yukon to drive to and from work as well as for transportation for personal matters.
Neither Keough nor Millsaps responded to a request for comment. Metts also didn’t respond.