Power Top Ten #2: Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson

Power Top Ten #2: Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Conroe, December 19 – Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson is the Second Most Powerful of the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County. It’s great to see excellence rise to the top. Sheriff Rand Henderson has revealed wonderful talent and independent judgment as a law enforcement officer in this community.

Henderson has done a lot of good, but his greatest triumph, which he accomplished most strikingly, occurred when he refused to enforce Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough’s illegal mandate to lock Montgomery County citizens in their houses and shut down churches on March 27, 2020, in response to Keough’s panic over the China Virus pandemic.

The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, continues the tradition of listing the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County. The Power Top Ten doesn’t commemorate the ten best people in Montgomery County necessarily, but the most powerful people who are actually able to accomplish political or policy goals. In other words, she or he can get things done in Montgomery County. This year is the fifth that The Golden Hammer is publishing this list. In 2016, the former Publisher of this newspaper published the list on social media before this newspaper began.

So far, The Golden Hammer has named eight other people in the Power Top Ten:

#3, Real estate developer Danny Signorelli

#4, County Judge Chief of Staff Jason Millsaps

#5, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon

#6, Conservative Republican political activist Ginger Russell

#7, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley

#8, Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null

#9, Businessman and power broker Simon Sequeira

#10, Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Wayne Mack.

#2: Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson

Last year Henderson was #5. Those improvements are far from serendipitous. They reflect the maturity of leadership Sheriff Henderson has brought to his job as Sheriff, which he began on January 1, 2017.

Sheriff Henderson has shown great leadership: in his dealings with the Commissioners Court, in managing his excellent team in the Sheriff’s Office, and in fighting for public safety. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court often seems like five petulant primates all demanding the same banana.

Nevertheless, Sheriff Henderson has shown a maturity towards law enforcement matters which the members of the Commissioners Court would rather devolve into politics and self-congratulation. He’s made clear that he has read, understands, and believes the political philosophy behind the American experiment in self-government. Authors such as Max Weber and John Locke did not waste their pens on Rand Henderson. It appears that the Sheriff has come to understand over the past three years the difference between positive chaos (such as President Donald Trump or a methodology of this newspaper) and anarchy, which is what existed at the commencement of Locke’s “state of nature.”

Sheriff Henderson has shown much more concern for individual civil rights and the meaning of the Constitution of Texas and of the United States than the pretenders on the Commissioners Court.

Rand Henderson is well on his way to becoming one of the great Sheriff’s in Texas history. He’s using his mind and applying his own political skills to the complexity of managing three thousand people, by far the largest department in the Montgomery County government.

Sheriff Rand Henderson is truly getting the job done.



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