Image: Republican Nominee for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough spoke to a packed meeting of over 200 people at the Republican Town Hall in Montgomery on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Montgomery, August 24 – Republican Nominee for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough dazzled a packed meeting of over 200 people at the Republican Town Hall in Montgomery on Thursday evening, August 23, 2018. Keough and the Montgomery County Republican Party Victory 2018 Committee made clear that the Republican Party is the party of reform.
As soon as people arrived at the Lone Star Convention Center in Montgomery, it became clear that Republican voters are fired up for the 2018 General Election on November 6, 2018. Members of the GOP Victory 2018 Committee, under the leadership of Committee Chairman Dale Inman and Treasurer Kelli Cook, handed out Republican pushcards declaring “The Republican Party is the Party of Reform” with a striking visual appearance. All Republican candidates in contested state and local races appeared on the cards which also declared major issues for Republican voters, such as closing the borders to illegal immigration, statewide property tax reform, local ethics and transparency, and reducing government spending and taxes at the local, state, and federal levels of government.
Julie Faubel, Vice President for Legislation of the Texas Federation of Republican Women and a resident of Montgomery County, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the fun event at which speakers included State Representative Will Metcalf (R-Conroe), 359th District Judge Kathleen Hamilton, Republican Nominee for District Clerk Melisa Miller, Republican Nominee for County Judge Mark Keough, Republican Nominee for County Treasurer Melanie Pryor Bush, and State Representative Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia).
A democrat Town Hall meeting in Shenandoah at the same time drew approximately 16 people.
Keough had a full-size copy of his “Contract with Montgomery County” available for voters to sign as they entered the Hall. The State Representative, who is running for County Judge as the Republican Nominee, told the crowd, “We are servants of the people; we are not the king. It concerns me that, as elected officials, think what we decide is right. I’m out on that deal; I want to do what you think is right.”
Keough made clear that, as a two-term State Representative he fiercely advocated for the best interests of Montgomery County, even to the point of facing over fifty democrats on an issue important to this community on the Texas House floor.
The County Judge candidate had some choice words for members of the “other party.” “We are facing as Republicans the most dangerous and vitriolic party in the history of this country on the other side of the aisle. These local candidates who are running against the people in this room are standing with those people, and we need to remember that,” Keough told the audience that appreciated his willingness to stand up to the ultra-liberals who are running as democrats in Montgomery County and Texas.
One of the most interesting discussions came from a question from an audience member about high-speed rail. Keough and Metcalf both explained that they oppose high-speed rail in Texas. Bell proffered a terrific explanation of many of the pitfalls of high-speed rail. Specifically, Bell explained the eminent domain problems, problems of creating divided traffic flow for surface traffic, and problems for emergency response teams. Keough added, “We shouldn’t allow private entities to use government resources in that way.”
Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed clearly looked pleased as he oversaw the proceedings during the entire event. Party Chairman Wally Wilkerson didn’t attend. This newspaper has not confirmed whether or not Wilkerson attended the democrat event instead.
All of the Republican candidates made clear they are ready for electoral battle in the General Election. The audience clearly became excited as they heard the combative speeches. The Montgomery County Republican Party Victory 2018 Committee appears organized and firing on all cylinders.