Conservative Republican activist Cook, others receive Empower Texans “Conservative Leader Award” at Annual Gala

Conservative Republican activist Cook, others receive Empower Texans “Conservative Leader Award” at Annual Gala

Image: Renowned Montgomery County conservative Republican activist Kelli Cook (right) received Empower Texans’ prestigious “Conservative Leader Award” at the leading grassroots organization’s 2019 Conservative Leaders Gala on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Ginger Russell (left), Cook’s friend and political ally, joined Cook to celebrate her receipt of the Award.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Willis and Irving, December 9 – Renowned Montgomery County conservative Republican activist Kelli Cook received Empower Texans’ prestigious “Conservative Leader Award” at the Empower Texans’ 2019 Conservative Leaders Gala at the Irving Convention Center on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Cook, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, among her numerous accomplishments, joined eleven other activists in receiving the Award which consists of a beautiful sword with her name engraved upon it.

A video presentation about Cook explained that she received the Conservative Leader Award, in part, for the following accomplishments:

  • Cook was instrumenal in passage of the “red light camera ban” during the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019;
  • Cook almost single-handedly lobbied and successfully passed the 20% homestead exemption in the Montgomery County Commissioners Court in 2017;
  • Cook led the opposition which successfully defeated the Conroe Independent School District’s $807 million bond package on May 4, 2019;
  • Cook and her good friend Ginger Russell, also a conservative Republican activist, a Republican Precinct Chair, and a Republican Area Chair, by themselves defeated the Magnolia Independent School District’s tax hike election in August, 2018;
  • Cook, along with others, led the Victory 2018 general election campaign in Montgomery County which delivered more than 42% of United States Senator Ted Cruz’s statewide winning margin;
  • Cook is the Publisher of The Golden Hammer newspaper and President and Chair of the Board of this newspaper’s parent company;
  • Cook is the Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party’s Victory 2020 Steering Committee responsible for the Party’s general election campaign;
  • Cook is the Finance Committee Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party;
  • Cook is the Gulf Coast Regional Coordinator of the Campaign for Liberty; and
  • Cook has served as a mentor to hundreds of conservative activists.

Cook was also instrumental in the negotiations for an “effective tax rate” at the largest taxing authority in Montgomery County for Fiscal Year 2020: the Conroe Independent School District.

Luis Burrola, Jr., Brian Bledsoe, Adam Cahn, Rich and Yvette DeOtte, Rolando Garcia, Lacey Lowry, Howard Powers, Eugene Ralph, Mike and Vicki Slaton, Terry wade, and JoAnn Wilks also received the “Conservative Leader Award” at the sold-out Gala on Saturday evening.

Empower Texans presented the 2019 Torch of Freedom Award to former Republican State Senator Don Huffines at the Gala. Empower Texans Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Quinn Sullivan gave the Keynote Speech.

Several political activists from Montgomery County attended the Gala to show their support for Cook and her remarkable accomplishments, including Republican County Chairman candidate Jon Bouche, GOP Precinct Chair Ashley Nicole Burke, GOP Precinct Chair and Area Chair Ginger Russell, activist Calvin Russell, Republican Party Technology Chairman Bill Brenza and Linda Brenza, and 457th District Court Judge candidate Eric Yollick.

Reagan Reed of Willis is an employee of Empower Texans and also attended and showed his support for Cook.

There are few conservative causes, enjoying success in Montgomery County, which Cook has not impacted positive either as a direct activist herself or as a mentor to others who served as activists wit respect to those matters. Cook works as a rancher and chicken farmer.

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