Image: Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed (left) presided over the August 7, 2018, County GOP Executive Committee meeting in Conroe, since County Chairman Wally Wilkerson boycotted in light of not getting his way.
Conroe, August 8 – “We had a great meeting with a lot of unity where we moved forward with our Victory 2018 General Election Campaign and appointed all of the Republican Party committees for the coming two years,” Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed told The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper last night after a hardworking meeting on August 7 of a quorum of the Republican Precinct Chairs. Although the County Executive Committee (CEC) duly adopted new bylaws after an overwhelming vote on June 26, 2018, in favor of them. The August 7 CEC meeting was a valid meeting under the new bylaws, as well as under the old bylaws to which Wilkerson clings, because the Precinct Chairs followed the proper procedures for calling meetings under both.
As Reed called the meeting to order, he announced, “Lets work together …lets roll up our sleeves and get ready for the general election”
Montgomery County Republican Party Treasurer John Wertz presented the the Treasurer’s report: “In essence the same as Dr. Wally presented at the last meeting… Dr. Wally has been instructed not to spend any money from the … accounts without approval.. .yet he has continued to do so.”
State Republican Executive Committeeman Walter West, II, announced a workshop aimed at bringing unity to the Republican Party.
The CEC confirmed Conroe attorney Jay Wright as attorney for the Republican Party and attorneys Briscoe Cain and Keith Strahan as outside litigation counsel.
The CEC spent over an hour considering nominations for various Party committee. The Committee approved the nominations. There was some discussion about the proposed August 28 meeting, which rogue County Chairman Wally Wilkerson has called, and whether it would be legitimate. Reed clarified that, according to the adopted bylaws, the committees confirmed last night would be the committees, so a future meeting would not have authority.
The CEC unanimously adopted a resolution to “endorse the entire slate of Republican candidates in the 2018 November General Election.”
On a very upbeat note, the CEC adjourned to organize and implement the strategy for the November General Election. “I’m very excited about the upcoming election in this County. We’re organized and we have a lot of people who want to get involved to run a stronger campaign than this County has ever seen,” Reed told this newspaper.