Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker at the Blackwood Gun Club in Conroe on October 23, 2017.
Conroe, October 23 – “I’m fighting to bring Texas values back into the Precinct 2 County Commissioner’s office,” explained Gregory Parker, a former Republican Comal County Commissioner who is running against two others for Montgomery County’s Precinct 2 County Commissioner in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. Parker held his “campaign kickoff” at Blackwood Gun Club yesterday with a large crowd of officeholders, conservative activists, and interested citizens in attendance.
“I wanted the official start of my campaign to include some family fun for everyone while also making it clear to our community that I will stand for the values that make this State the great place that we enjoy. I can’t think of any political principle more important to Texans and the great people of Precinct 2 than our rights to enjoy guns under the Second Amendment,” Parker told The Golden Hammer in an exclusive interview.
Parker’s actual kickoff speech was quite brief. “Everyone here today knows what I stand for,” Parker said to a crowd of approximately ninety (90) supporters. “In Texas and in Montgomery County Precinct 2, we value our freedom, our families, our public safety, and our mobility. The incumbent County Commissioner [Charlie Riley] has failed on the mobility projects we expected him to get done. Look at all of the road bond projects from 2 years ago that Riley has barely begun. In Texas, when people make a commitment, it’s a basic value that we get to work to get it done. Instead, Riley’s been playing footsy with real estate developers in San Antonio and Minnesota who want to plunder our land while our tax dollars go to subsidize them with tollroads and taxpayer-funded infrastructure. They’re taking money away that should either stay in our citizens’ pockets or go to public safety and to road projects that will relieve the congestion, not make it worse.”
Parker and dozens of his supporters then proceeded to the Blackwood Gun Club’s range to enjoy a beautiful afternoon of clay and pistol shooting as well as other target practice.
Parker has previously explained:
“I was elected to the Comal County Commissioners Court on November 2, 2004 and again in November 2008. I was the first African American and the youngest person to win election as a county commissioner in Comal County.
“As a Commissioner, I worked to protect our tax dollars by exposing financial mismanagement in local agencies. I have a proven record of working alongside my colleagues to keep Comal County’s tax policy fair, and I am proud that our tax rate was one of the lowest in the region. I have a proven track record of supporting economic development, fighting toll roads, reducing taxes, cleaning up government agencies, and reducing and administering multi-million-dollar budgets.
“In 2008 Governor Rick Perry appointed me to the State Commission on Emergency Communications. In this position, I traveled across the state, speaking and leading the states initiative for Next Generation 911. Since taking office, I also fought to protect children from abuse and violence, not only in my county, but in others as well.”
Parker has worked as a city manager and managed city operations, including roads, water and waste water, parks, animal control, police and fire departments. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, a Masters of Public Administration, and all but dissertation on his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. Parker has also completed graduate-level courseware from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Finance, Energy Economics, Econometrics, Public Economics, and Construction Management. In 2009, Parker was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honors Society for Public Administration.
He is the author of two classic conservative books, “Global Warming…Really?” in which he questioned many of the liberal myths surrounding climate change, and “Conservative Essays for the Modern Era,” a collection of five essays exploring identity politics, democratic socialism, gun control, and Islam to reveal the liberal hypocrisy and blatant disregard for basic science and facts in those political movements.