Image: The leader of the Montgomery County Republican Party, Vice Chairman Reagan Reed, spoke to a capacity crowd of Republicans at Herrera’s Restaurant in Conroe on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, to celebrate the One Year Anniversary of the passage of the new bylaws for the Republican Party which provided enormous power to grassroots activists to control the direction of the Party. Republican Party Steering Committee member Jon Bouche (right), who was the Master of Ceremonies for the popular event, stood listening to Reed.
Conroe, June 27 – An enormous and capacity crowd of Republican activists filled the party room at Herrera’s Restaurant in Conroe on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, to celebrate the One Year Anniversary of the passage of new County Party Bylaws which have provided enormous power to grassroots activists to permit them to control the direction of the local Republican Party. As a result of the enactment of the new Bylaws, grassroots leaders, under the leadership of Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed, led the strongest November General Election campaign of any County Republican Party in Texas in 2018 and easily led the strongest Republican Party General Election campaign ever.
Speaking to a huge group of supporters, Reed announced “We have a lot to celebrate tonight” to thunderous applause. Reed recognized Republican Party Steering Committee members, including Secretary Rachel Bingham, Treasurer John Hill Wertz, Paul Gebolys, and Jon Bouche, the popular Precinct 35 (Oak Ridge North) Precinct Chairman who also acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Additionally, Reed thanked Finance Committee Chair Kelli Cook, who acted as the Event Organizer, Technology Committee Chairman Bill Brenza, and Public Relations Committee Chair Raquel Lewis.
State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, and State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, were the Keynote Speakers and provided an update of the 86th Legislative Session and answered several questions from the audience. Creighton and Toth received recognition during the event as two of the most effective legislators in the entire Texas Legislature.
As an attempt to unify the Party behind the new grassroots leadership, organizers had invited members of the decimated political “establishment” who had fought against the Republican Party Platform and had sought to maintain the County Republican Party as a one-man-rule organization. Wally Wilkerson, the County Republican Chairman who rarely participates in Republican Party activities and affirmatively blocked the Party’s General Election campaign, did not attend.
There were rumors this newspaper received that members of the “establishment” were unable to attend, because they were busy visiting Terri Jaggers, the convicted felon who is in the Montgomery County Jail for stealing over $110,000 from orphans, at the Jail, but this newspaper was unable to confirm those third-hand reports. Jaggers has close ties to disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for whom she gave the “farewell speech” on December 18, 2018, at the Commissioners Court, to Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and to Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador. Both Doyal and United States Congressman Kevin Brady openly endorsed the work of Jaggers and encouraged individuals to give her money for orphans before law enforcement authorities raided her plush Bentwater home at the end of May.
Reed told the celebrating crowd, “Now that we’ve had a year, we can reflect on the accomplishments. Passing the bylaws was definitely the right thing to do…The screenshot that stands out in my brain the most was when Jon Bouche was courageously the first speaker to stand up and speak for the new bylaws…There was such vitriol and hate and it was such a tense environment [from Wilkerson’s anti-citizen establishment elite]…Jon did an incredible job and has become a very articulate spokesman for the Steering Committee.”
Reed also mentioned, “Personally, I’m celebrating no longer being a member of the Montgomery County ethics committee.”
Bouche then explained that the “ethics committee is fictitious and was set up to received Texas Department of Transportation dollars.”
Reed told the crowd that the ethics committee never met.
Reed also mentioned that “the whole reason we passed the bylaws was to decentralize power within the Republican Party. Look at all of the people here tonight. Look at all of the people who attended our event last week during President Trump’s announcement. The Republican Party has never enjoyed so much excitement and life.”
The GOP Vice Chairman noted that Texas is a critical swing state which President Trump needs to win re-election and that Montgomery County is the critical county for all of Texas after Reed and his team of grassroots activists led the county to a victory by such a wide margin in 2018.
Bouche and the crowd recognized Reed’s father, John Reed, for “doing such a fine job raising your son.”