Image: Wally Wilkerson, who now heads up a fake organization called “Montgomery County Republican Party of Texas,” a misnomer intended to cause confusion with the real Montgomery County Republican Party and the statewide Republican Party of Texas, addressed 64 people who attended his event in the San Jacinto Room of the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in response to a giant media blitz, with headliners House Ways and Means Chairman and United States Congressman Kevin Brady (whom Wilkerson introduced as being from Conroe), Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick, and State Senator Robert Nichols. The event scheduled to last two hours concluded in 42 minutes for lack of activity. Brady’s campaign manager Christian Collins was a lead organizer for the “Get Out The Vote” event. (Photograph from back of room to get full panoramic view.)
Conroe, October 11 – After a giant media blitz, multiple e-blasts daily, thousands of leaflets, multiple announcements at numerous organization’s events, and the organizational expertise of Christian Collins, campaign manager for United States Congressman Kevin Brady, Wally Wilkerson’s “Get Out The Vote” fundraiser to raise overhead for his fake organization called “Montgomery County Republican Party of Texas” drew 64 people to the major event in the San Jacinto Room of the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe during the evening of Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Headliners Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick, who came into Conroe from Austin for the event, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, and State Senator Robert Nichols all gave quiet speeches to the very quiet small group mostly of senior citizens.
Last week, the State Republican Officials Committee of the Republican Party of Texas issued a ruling, under the Party Rules and Texas Election Code, that Wilkerson had “engaged in conduct designed to disgrace the Republican Party.” On September 22, the State Republican Executive Committee voted 64 to 0 that the Bylaws passed at a Montgomery County Republican Party meeting are valid. That vote even included State Republican Executive Committeewoman Judy Parada who lives in Conroe and meant that Wilkerson had no authority whatsoever to conduct this fundraiser, which was not an officially-sanctioned event of the true Montgomery County Republican Party.
After complaints that Wilkerson was misleading donors and potential donors that money raised would go to the Montgomery County Republican Party’s General Election campaign, Wilkerson changed some of the event materials to reflect that the funds would go towards Wilkerson’s office overhead and to pay the $3,000 per month salary of his private secretary, melinda fredricks.
Other than Brady, Nichols, and Craddick, no candidates on the November 6 General Election ballot attended the event with the exception of Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack who is running unopposed. Other elected servants in attendance were Precinct 1 Constable Philip Cash, who provided security, lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (who is supporting at least one democrat running for office in November), and Montgomery County Clerk Mark Turnbull whom Wilkerson recently appointed as his fake Party Treasurer in defiance of the Republican Party of Texas’ official ruling last week.
The Golden Hammer estimates that Wilkerson netted approximately $15,000 for his fake political party. Brady alone gave Wilkerson $5,000 out of campaign funds.
The event began with a very rapid speech by Craddick who had to leave within about four minutes of the commencement of the festivities. Craddick said the November General Election is important. The next planned activity was to be singing but the singer’s throat was raspy. After the prayer and Pledges of Allegiance by Mack and Gary Hinson, Brady spoke.
Brady told the more than five dozen people, “America is back in a big way, because of President Trump.” Brady received some claps with that remark. Brady also noted that “President Trump doesn’t get credit for being as Pro-Life or Pro-Family” as he is. That comment didn’t receive any applause whatsoever, as Brady probably was unaware that Wilkerson’s closest supporters generally do not support the Planks of the Republican Party Platform. Brady concluded with the comment “Senator Cruz is counting on us to over perform” which received polite applause from the group, which included several individuals campaigning for democrat candidates.
State Senator Robert Nichols, who represents Senatorial District 3 which covers a small portion of north Montgomery County, concluded the speeches by discussing how Craddick does a good job when she appears before groups of State Senators who are a subset of a Senate Committee on which Nichols serves. “The Texas miracle won’t work unless you get out and vote,” Nichols concluded. Hopefully, all 64 people will vote (with the exception of those who are openly campaigning for democrats.)