Austin and The Woodlands, February 24 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has endorsed Steve Toth for State Representative in District 15. With the Abbott endorsement, Toth enjoys the endorsement of the top two most popular government officials in Texas, Abbott and United States Senator Ted Cruz. Toth has also received endorsements from former Montgomery County Judge Alan B. Sadler. Precinct 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden, State Board of Education member Kenneth Mercer, and five of the seven members of the Woodlands Township Board of Directors have also joined Team Toth.
Toth’s endorsements include Texas Right to Life, Empower Texans, the Texas Patriots PAC, Montgomery County Tea Party, and The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper.
Abbott explained his endorsement of the fierce conservative Toth: “Steve is an entrepreneur and former State Representative who has a conservative record. Those in his District can count on him to fight to rein in property taxes, keep Texas’ regulatory environment reasonable, and defend conservative values.”
The Governor added, “Steve has a strong record of achieving conservative results in the Texas Legislature and I know the people of Montgomery County can count on him to fight for their values. With Steve fighting by my side we will rein out-of-control property taxes and strengthen the Texas way of life. I am proud to endorse Steve Toth for State Representative and ask the people of Montgomery County to send him back to Austin.”
Since Toth left the Texas House of Representatives in 2014, he has continued his work non-stop as a businessman, community leader, and path blazing conservative. Toth has worked tirelessly for conservative candidates at the local, state, and federal levels of politics. He’s motivated good people to run and worked for them every day late into the night after they’ve made the decision to do so. He’s also worked for nonprofit organizations, such as the Mighty Oaks Warrior Foundation, which assists military veterans who have trouble returning to civilian life.
Watching Toth campaign in the parking lot of The Woodlands Community Center is an amazing sight to behold. Singlehandedly, he covers a 2 acre parking lot. He talks with everyone. Whether he’s on the ballot or campaigning for someone else, Toth is ready to speak positively and learnedly about the candidates and the issues.
Toth attended seminary and is an ordained minister. He served as a teaching pastor and elder at WoodsEdge Community Church. He was one of the most successful sales executives in the history of Johnson & Johnson. He and his wife, Babette, own two small businesses, one which designs and builds swimming pools and the other which provides swimming pool maintenance services. The Toths have three grown children.
While he served in the Texas House of Representatives, Toth received top ratings from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Right to Life, Young Conservatives of Texas, and the Texas chapter of the Concerned Women of America.
One substantive area where Toth’s knowledge is particularly impressive is in the field of public education. Toth has an encyclopedic knowledge of the operation and bureaucratic problems facing Texas public schools. He’s fought for greater freedom and flexibility for home schooling, but he’s also one of the state’s leaders to give school districts far more local control to free them from state and federal regulations.
In fact, it’s hard to find an issue where Toth has not made himself a genuine policy expert. He’s been a student of conservative politics for a long time, aids many other conservative activists, and serves as a resource to government officials and candidates for office.
Toth’s opponent has the support of the liberal Associated Republicans of Texas which works closely with Texas House Speaker Joe Straus whom the State Republican Executive Committee censured on January 9, 2018, for failing to follow the Republican Party of Texas Platform.