Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack spoke to a packed room at the Woodlands Republican Women Monthly Luncheon on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
The Woodlands, September 12 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack gave a rousing and patriotic speech to a room packed with Republicans and a few others at the Monthly Luncheon of the Woodlands Republican Women in The Woodlands on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Numerous conservative leaders attended the meeting. Numerous Republican leaders attended the meeting. Even Wally Wilkerson attended the meeting and remained politely quiet at the back of the room.
Noack made clear in no uncertain terms that he endorsed the entire slate of Republican candidates in the November 6, 2018, General Election.
“I’m one hundred percent behind [Precinct 2 Commissioner] Charlie Riley and all of them as a Republican ticket. You have my vote and my endorsement, even though I’ve had some disagreements with them,” Noack told the enraptured crowd. Numerous dignitaries attended as well as several elected servants, such as State Representative Mark Keough, who is the Republican Nominee for Montgomery County Judge, 284th District Judge-Elect Kristin Bays, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon, Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright, and Republican Nominee for County Treasurer Melanie Pryor Bush .
At the conclusion of Noack’s speech, Ligon jokingly raised his hand and asked, “That didn’t sound like a County Commissioner’s speech. What office are you running for?” Noack responded humorously and said he’d like to attend law school and run for District Attorney.
At the beginning of his speech, Noack threw out several statements:
“Republican, always stand for the flag.”
“I’m a conservative who will hold to our shared beliefs of limited government and fiscal responsibility.”
“No one group should control our government.”
“We have term limits; they’re called elections.”
“Spay or neuter your pets.”
“I despite political correctness.”
“It’s sad we can’t tell jokes any more. Any form of discrimination should be repudiated as should hypersensitivity.”
“Politics doesn’t have to be mean.”
“We need prayer in our schools; life should always be protected.”
“We should protect our guns and gun ownership.”
“We should think about and always thank our veterans and first responders.”
“I believe we should protect our borders. If you’re here illegally, that makes you a criminal.”
“I say ‘Merry Christmas’ and I believe in God.”
“I know Republican women and Republican women’s clubs are why the Republican Party is strong.”
“We must win in 2018. We have a real threat in Montgomery County. The democrats are trying to take out Ted Cruz and take over the Senate. We have almost two dozen contested races to vote for in Montgomery County.”
“We have to unite as a Party and shut them down. It will take all of us.”
Noack also spoke a bit about his work as County Commissioner:
- Noack explained that his office does curb repair and can trim back vegetation blocking traffic visibility in Commissioners Precinct 3.
- The Commissioner said that Precinct 3 received $84 million out of the $350 million road bond package, including the Rayford Road expansion to six lanes, which, he said, is “the largest road project in the history of Montgomery County.” Noack said the west side of the bridge will open in November of 2018, while he hopes to complete the Rayford Road expansion during 2019.
- The Woodlands Parkway expansion to eight lanes (4 on each side) is continuing from Interstate 45 to Grogans Mill Road.
- Commissioner Noack is working with Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle to expand the Gosling Road Bridge to four lanes, costing Montgomery County approximately $4.7 million.
- Noack oversees the North Star Traffic operations center, which has a $2.8 million annual budget, and views every signal in The Woodlands area from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for congestion or traffic signal problems. The citizens may sign up for real time notifications at www.precinct3.org.
Noack said that he opposes the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software the County Commissioners Court just voted to purchase for approximately $15 million. “I would give all $15 million to law enforcement,” the Commissioner said. “I think what’s happened is a travesty. We don’t know for sure if it’s a right decision. How many companies wold continue to buy something that expensive when the CEO and CFO are leaving? Who would do that? You have to have management in place.”
Noack concluded about the ERP purchase, “We don’t need our County Auditor telling us what to do.”