Help Wanted: Montgomery County Judge.

Current occupant of the position.

The Montgomery County government needs a County Judge for 4-year term beginning January 1, 2019, with the following qualifications:

Must commit to:

  • Reduce County spending by $100 million by end of 4-year term
  • Invest $40 million of the savings into increasing law enforcement spending to (1) increase “boots on the ground” in line with FBI national average
  • Fund other Sheriff’s Department, Constables, and District Attorney needs
  • Invest remainder of savings (up to the $40 million) in a capital improvements/road and bridge fund
  • Adopt stringent anti-nepotism guidelines in accordance with The Golden Hammer newspaper’s April 10, 2017, proposed nepotism policy (see “Time to End Nepotism in the Montgomery County Government”)
  • Immediately end the County’s involvement in the $73 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 extension also known as the Decimation of Hope Highway, turn primacy of that project back to the Texas Department of Transportation, and obtain reimbursement of the $12.6 million the County has spent
  • Invest the $12.6 million of returned road and bridge funds into widening of F.M. 1488 between the Waller County line and Mostyn Manor and elsewhere as the Commissioners Court appropriately determines
  • Adopt a stringent conflicts of interest disclosure policy and stringent conflicts of interest enforcement policy
  • Make the Montgomery County government completely open and transparent to the general public.

The candidate must have private sector business experience.

The candidate must have knowledge of or the ability to seek knowledge to make Montgomery County’s expenditures on engineering and contracting services for road design and construction at least 40% less costly than at present.

The candidate must understand that government exists to protect and serve the citizens; government does not exist to protect itself.

The candidate must commit to complete independence from potential County vendors, such as engineers and contractors, regardless of whether or not they are political contributors.

The candidate must agree to comply strictly with all provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act.

The candidate must make all County documents available to the general public during normal business hours with the strictly-construed exceptions of the Texas Public Information Act.

No individual, not even Craig Doyal, is disqualified from this position. No criminal convictions permissible (other than minor traffic tickets).

Salary: $149,999 ($1 less than the Governor of Texas earns in salary), plus normal County benefits, except that health insurance will terminate upon termination of employment.

Please apply to, the email address of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, which will provide arrangements for candidates to interview with the appropriate interview committee (consisting of approximately 562,000 very friendly people).





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