Conroe, June 4 – Retired pastor and non-profit fundraiser Billy Graff, a resident of Conroe, announced his candidacy for Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner yesterday. Graff moved to Montgomery County in 2017.
Graff served as a Marine before he entered the ministry as a pastor. He served as a Baptist pastor at churches in Beaumont and Galveston before founding and leading a non-profit organization, IConnect Outreach, which has helped families who have suffered from natural disasters.
Graff is running for the seat which will open as a result of the retirement of Commissioner Mike Meador who has announced that he is not running again. Businessman Robert Walker has also announced that he’s running for the seat. Meador has endorsed his cousin, Walker.
In his campaign announcement, Graff said, “I’ve served this community as a Marine veteran, as a business owner and job creator, a pastor and now the founder of a non-profit that serves communities devastated by natural disasters. I want to fight for you as a conservative Republican voice in the County Commissioners Court. We must live within our means, refuse to raise taxes one penny on our constituents, and decrease the size of government at every level. I hope to earn your trust and your vote.”
Graff is 58 years old. He and his wife Dawn live in Graystone Hills in Conroe.