Conroe, May 16 – Influential Republican and Christian conservative leader Betty Anderson gave a strong endorsement to Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark for re-election. Anderson’s endorsement may have more influence at the ballot box than any other person or organization in Montgomery County due her staying power and continuous commitment to core conservative beliefs for more than a quarter of a century in this community.
For decades now, Anderson, the Shenandoah Republican Precinct Chair, has evaluated candidates running for election and offered her endorsements to a gigantic email list of thousands of Montgomery County citizens who take her recommendations to the voting booth with them. Anderson is the Chair of the Montgomery County Eagle Forum. She spends enormous amounts of her time providing community service to the elderly and others in need. Anderson also has worked as a supportive spouse for her renowned theologian husband Dave’s career.
In every major election, thousands of voters wait to receive Betty Anderson’s recommendations. Oftentimes, voters will ask workers at polling locations if they have a copy of Anderson’s recommendations, because she reliably endorses people whom she sincerely believes are conservatives. Both Betty and Dave Anderson have known Mark and Kim Keough in Christian leadership circles for a long time, so Anderson became a major booster for Keough’s decision to challenge Craig Doyal for Montgomery County Judge.
Anderson endorsed an entire slate of individuals in the election. Almost her entire list won their electoral contests on March 6.
One of the great services Anderson provides before every Republican Primary Election is that she quietly leads what are by far the best candidate forums during every election cycle. Anderson herself rarely speaks or appears during those forums. Instead, she asks other local conservative leaders to act as the moderators. The forums usually have the best interaction between voters and the candidates, because of the outstanding format Anderson has established for them. Craig Doyal made his infamous comment, “you get what you pay for,” during one of Anderson’s Eagle Forum-hosted forums.
Anderson’s Eagle Forum organization hosted a candidate forum and debate for the Precinct 4 County Commissioner race on January 11, 2018.
Metts failed to appear for the Montgomery County Eagle Forum Precinct 4 County Commissioner Candidate Forum. Both Clark and Bagley attended and participated in the hour-long forum where they each took numerous questions from audience members on a variety of issues facing Montgomery County. Neither Metts nor anyone from his campaign provided any explanation for Metts’ failure to attend the forum.
Eagle Forum is an enormous conservative organization whose members largely hail from Commissioners Precinct 4, which is East Montgomery County, and from other areas as well. The Golden Hammer estimates that approximately sixty-three percent (63%) of the audience last night were citizens from Commissioners Precinct 4.
Anderson is involved and very supportive of many different organizations. By continuing her outstanding services for decades, she has remained a person on whom voters continue to rely and someone whom they very rightly trust for her outstanding judgment.
What’s unique about Anderson’s endorsements, however, is her objectivity. Just because Anderson works closely with Tea Party organizations does not mean that she accepts their views. Similarly, Anderson does not accept all of the position of the Freedom & Liberty Conservatives PAC on whose Board of Directors she sits. Anderson researches each race herself and decides her endorsements on her own after interviewing the candidates herself.
Anderson’s entire explanation of her endorsement of Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark for re-election in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election follows.