Conroe, July 18 – A third candidate has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the open seat, which the retirement of Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador will leave. John Davis announced late last week that he is seeking the Precinct 1 County Commissioner position and has promised to advocate for “ethical behavior, transparency, conservative budgeting, and community support.”
Davis, 54, grew up in Houston, lived in North Carolina, and has lived in Montgomery County for 20 years. He attended the University of Houston and finished at the University of Phoenix with an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and Business Systems. Debbie Davis and her husband have been married for 28 years, with a 22-year old son, who, along with his wife, is attending Sam Houston State University to become a schoolteacher.
John Davis manages information technology projects. He told this newspaper, “I have expertise in finance, managing large projects from design to completion. I promotes ethical behavior within my team through leading by example.” Davis has explained that he currently manages multi-million-dollar projects.
Debbie Davis is a school bus driver for Montgomery Independent School District. The Davises attended Magnolia Bible Church for 13 years and served in Ministry Leadership with the men, women and youth groups. Recently moving to Montgomery on Lake Conroe, they have been visiting Lonestar Cowboy Church and Lakeside Bible church.
Davis has expressed many concerns with the present county management that got him interested in making a difference through local governance. He said, “There are 3 objectives to my campaign: Ethics Reform, modifying policy that restores ethics, morals, transparency, integrity and most of all TRUST. Secondly, Budget Reform utilizing the new ERP system effectively and managing the funds as directly by voter’s needs. Lastly, Appraisal Reform to change the process and escalating property values. Working together we can make a difference!”
Davis said he has relationships partnering with the Montgomery County Food Bank and Community Assistance Center (CAC) to assist with events throughout the year. Davis intends to sponsor a Backpack and School Supplies Drive in various locations.
In his announcement of his candidacy, Davis said, “As your County Commissioner, we will work together to lower taxes by taking control of the ‘out of control property appraisals’ and project spending. Budget planning that makes sense for the current fiscal year. Contracts and employment opportunities are for those most qualified. It’s time for Montgomery County to live within their means!”
Businessman Robert Walker and Baptist preacher Billy Graff have already entered the race for the Republican nomination to succeed Meador. The Republican Primary Election will be on March 3, 2020.