Image: Former Florida Congressman Allen West moved to Texas and is challenging popular State Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey to try to gain that job which delegates to the 2020 State Republican Convention in Houston will decide.
Conroe, August 16, 2019 – Two Board members of the Montgomery County Pachyderm Club have confirmed to The Golden Hammer that the organization invited Allen West, the former Florida Congressman who moved to Texas and is challenging popular State Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey for his job in 2020, but West refused to attend the meeting, because he would have to debate Dickey face-to-face during the club’s dinner meeting. The dinner meeting was to have occurred on December 10, 2019, in Conroe.
West indicated that he didn’t want to appear at a function with Dickey, Joseph Sager, a member of the Board of Directors of the Club told this newspaper late this evening. One other Board member, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisal from the organization’s president Terrence Boggs, also confirmed West’s refusal to appear with Chairman Dickey at the December 10 meeting.
Boggs, the organization’s president, confirmed that there would not be a program with both West and Dickey but declined to elaborate when he spoke with The Golden Hammer last night.
Several conservative Republican activists who have contacted West over the past three days have found the candidate enormously elusive. West does not respond to emails or text messages. The Golden Hammer obtained West’s personal cell telephone number early Thursday evening. West didn’t answer the telephone call from this newspaper but a public relations spokesman responded within minutes that he would make himself, but not West, available to this newspaper on Friday morning.
West has evoked additional controversy in Montgomery County, because he has agreed to attend as the keynote speaker at a December 17 fundraiser for Wally Wilkerson, the Party Chairman who claims that the organization he heads is not “a part of the Republican Party.” Several Montgomery County Republican Party officials, including Vice Chairman Reagan Reed, Finance Committee Chair Kelli Cook, and Steering Committee member Jon Bouche, have attempted to contact West who has refused to respond to their emails and text messages, although West did get into a brief and nasty exchange over the issue.
Wilkerson intends to raise funds to support his unauthorized office rent and overhead but has refused to support the general election campaign efforts of the Montgomery County Republican Party. Wilkerson and a social party planner for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, a Republican with an enormously liberal voting record on the Commissioners Court, tried to stage a fundraiser involving United States Senator Ted Cruz for funds for Wilkerson’s rogue expenditures. Senator Cruz withdrew from the event after he discovered its purpose.
On October 2, 2018, the Republican Party of Texas Officials Committee issued a ruling tonight that Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) Chairman Wally Wilkerson failed to fulfill statutory duties as County Republican Chairman and “engaged in behavior designed to disgrace the Republican Party.” The ruling came after a majority of the elected Republican Precinct Chairs in Montgomery County filed a complaint under Republican Party Rule 8(k) that Wilkerson had refused to abide by Texas election law, Republican Party Rules, and the Bylaws of the Montgomery County Republican Party.
Wilkerson has refused to abide by the Bylaws since that ruling. Wilkerson has maintained unauthorized bank accounts from which he pays for tens of thousands of dollars of unauthorized expenditures in the form of payments to his private secretary and payments for rent for an unauthorized office.