The Closing Argument, Part 3: County Judge, County Commissioner, County Treasurer Races

Montgomery County Judge candidate Mark Keough. Keough currently serves as State Representative, District 15.

Conroe, February 28 – On March 6, 2018, in the Republican Primary Election, Montgomery County voters will fundamentally determine the direction this community will head. The choice is clear.

Do voters want to continue the corrupt government interference that has made Montgomery County into a laughingstock that has begun to drive businesses away from conducting their operations here? For example, could you really imagine a company such as Amazon or Apple moving a headquarters here? Notice that Exxon Corporation ultimately decided not to relocate its corporate headquarters from Plano, leaving the commercial office rental market with enormous vacancies for several years.

Or do voters want to take a positive step towards cleaning up the Montgomery County government by putting conservative principles into action?

For this community, there are very clear choices in four of the races in the Republican Primary Election, which will likely determine the officeholder after the November General Election.

County Judge. Mark Keough, currently a State Representative, is the clear reform choice. Incumbent Craig Doyal is the “establishment” candidate. Here’s an analysis of that race on issues.

Precinct 2 County Commissioner. Incumbent Charlie Riley is the “establishment” choice. His challengers are Gregory Parker, who has received support from the two Tea Party organizations (Texas Patriots PAC, Montgomery County Tea Party), and Brian Dawson (who has received endorsements from local firefighters and Commissioner James Noack). Here’s an analysis of that race on issues.

Precinct 4 County Commissioner. This race is a bit unusual, to say the least. A challenger, James Metts, who is currently a JP, is the “establishment” candidate. Both incumbent Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark and Montgomery County Hospital District Board member Bob Bagley are reformers.

County Treasurer. This race has become important, because the incumbent officeholder, Stephanne Davenport, is one of the most corrupt politicians in Montgomery County. There are serious issues with respect to qualifications for the job as well. Martha Gustavsen, Davenport’s longtime predecessor in the Treasurer’s position, has endorsed challenger Melanie Pryor Bush, who is currently President of the Conroe ISD Board and owner of a successful bookkeeping and accounting firm.




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