Image: Left to right, Pat Spackey, Kristin Bays, and Kim Keough at the Montgomery County Republican Women on December 4, 2017.
Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer
The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorses Kristin Bays of Conroe for District Judge of the 284th District Court of Montgomery County. Bays is a clear and natural choice for this position. It certainly makes sense that someone who is truly one of the finest civil attorneys in Montgomery County and who has a background in business and court management would be the right choice to become the presiding judge of the one district court that only hears civil cases. 284th District Court Judge Cara Wood, a hardworking and very conscientious judge, is retiring at the end of this year.
Bays is a fine person in many ways. She’s a great lawyer, a great mother, a great wife to her husband and law partner, and a great friend. Bays has shown her even keel and outstanding temperament in the courtroom in her handling of a variety of very challenging cases over the years for all sorts of individuals and businesses in this community.
Bays is married to husband of 20 years, Randy. They have three children, one of whom is deceased, another who is in college, and a third who is in high school. If the criterion for parenting is the type of people your children have become, then Kristin and Randy Bays are obviously very fine parents. Bays is actively involved with Oak Ridge High School, as well as with the American Diabetes Association and Goodwill.
Bays is a member of all of Montgomery County’s Republican Women clubs, and is a founding member and Director of the Liberty Belles Republican Women. Bays and her husband have both been conservative Republican political activists for a long time.
It’s not surprising that Empower Texans has endorsed Bays in this race. She’s such a hard-core conservative that Bays attended Empower Texans’ Conservative Leaders Gala in Dallas on Saturday, December 2, after a full day of campaigning in Montgomery County. She then turned right around and got home in time to attend church in Conroe with her husband and daughter the next Sunday morning. Of the Gala, Bays noted, “It was exciting to be among the best of the best, who work valiantly in their own communities to improve local government. I was especially proud that Montgomery County was so well represented among the 500+ attendees that night. I was fortunate to be among them.”
Bays graduated summa cum laude from the Baylor Law School, and has been a civil litigation attorney for a quarter of a century. She has appeared before the Texas Supreme Court in Austin and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. She’s practiced law before many dozens of state and federal courts throughout Texas. Bays served as President for the Montgomery County Bar Association, and has taught law to judges, lawyers, law students, and paralegals. She worked for County Court at Law #2 as its Court Investigator and Staff Attorney during part of 2017.
With respect to a major issue that The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper has examined, Bays has made clear that she is prepared not only to handle the cases in the 284th District Court but also to oversee the County Auditor’s Office with the other district judges. “Having worked for the County, it became apparent that this Office requires the attention of the judges who oversee it. I plan to audit the auditor’s office to protect the taxpayers in this County.”
Among Republican activists, the Courthouse crowd, and staunch conservatives, Kristin Bays is a great community leader who will continue her great public service as the 284th District Court Judge.
Publisher’s disclosure: the Publisher has contributed $2,500 to Bays’ campaign.