Image: The Montgomery County Republican Party Steering Committee met for three hours on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to nominate interested individuals to Party committees for consideration by the full County Executive Committee at its next meeting. From left to right, Brian Crumby, Party Secretary Rachel Bingham, Party Executive Vice Chairman Reagan Reed, Party Treasurer John Wertz, Jon Bouche, Adrian Kaiser, and Paul Gebolys. Not pictured: Dale Inman. Absent: Wally Wilkerson.
Conroe, July 20 – For the first time in 25 years, the Montgomery County Republican Party plans to run a November General Election campaign after a quarter century of dormancy. The County Party’s Steering Committee met for over three hours on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to nominate members and chairs for the Party’s committees, including the “Victory 2018” general election campaign committee.
Vice Chairman Reagan Reed who presided over the Steering Committee meeting said, “Times are great for the Montgomery County Republican Party. We’re bringing modern campaign methods and technology to this campaign and plan to run a full countywide campaign to elect the entire slate of Republican candidates by large margins. I’m especially excited that Precinct Chair Dale Inman, who is a genuine Party unifier, has agreed to serve as the Chairman of the ‘Victory 2018’ Committee. Of course, all of these Steering Committee recommendations are subject to the vote of the full County GOP Executive Committee.”
Inman spoke with The Golden Hammer yesterday afternoon and said, “If the County Executive Committee confirms my nomination as the Victory 2018 Chairman, my primary objective is to get every candidate on the Republican slate elected by a huge margin. I will accept help from any group. Let’s make the Republican Party great again! I look forward to working with every candidate on the ballot.”
When asked if the Victory 2018 campaign will support every candidate who won the Republican nomination, Inman answered, “Our Party is unified behind our candidates and our Platform. and we are very excited as Republican voters to get the job done in November. I’m excited, and I love our Party.”
“I’m excited, and I love our Party.” – – Dale Inman, whom the Montgomery County Republican Party Steering Committee has nominated to serve as Chairman of the “Victory 2018” general election campaign, subject to approval by the full County Executive Committee.
The Steering Committee nominated seven individuals to the “Victory 2018” campaign but also asked for each of the following organizations to nominate one representative: each of the seven Republican Women’s clubs, the Young Republicans, the High School Republicans, the Montgomery County Tea Party, the Texas Patriots PAC, the Montgomery County Pachyderm Club, and the Montgomery County Eagle Forum.
Jon Bouche, a Steering Committee member who has become a bit of a spokesman for the Montgomery County Republican Party, explained, “Last night the MCRP Steering Committee selected people to recommend to the Executive Committee for the various committees we have formed to promote the Republican Party of Texas Platform and help elect our candidates in the upcoming November election. There was a lot of energy and excitement in the room last night and people were even calling and texting with others who have also expressed that they want to be involved. It is very encouraging to see people at the meeting who voted against the new Bylaws but are now really committed to being involved. Our numbers are growing and we will continue to be inclusive, preach unity, and forge ahead towards victory in November.”
The last general election campaign the Montgomery County Republican Party ran was in 1994, two years before Bob Dole ran for President. The Party failed to run a general election campaign to help incumbent Republican State Senator Michael Galloway win re-election in 1998. Galloway lost to a liberal democrat as a result. The County Republican Party hasn’t run a general election campaign since that time and only has overseen primary elections.