Image: Precinct 2 Constable Gene De Forest.
Kelli Ann Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer
The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorse Precinct 2 Montgomery County Constable Gene DeForest for re-election in the July 14, 2020, Republican Runoff Election.
DeForest was a Conroe Police Officer for approximately twenty years before he became the Constable of Precinct 2, a position DeForest has held since January 1, 2001. DeForest has been a certified peace officer for 35 years.
DeForest has served Constable Precinct 2, which includes the City of Conroe, very well. Precinct 2 is the main hub for civil process service in Montgomery County. Constable DeForest developed a reserve unit along with a Mounted Posse Division of volunteers. Unlike many other southeast Texas constables, DeForest has chosen to permit the Sheriff’s Office to do its job with law enforcement while not duplicating that function extensively and expensively.
DeForest has stood alongside conservatives politically for many decades. He stood up to the cronyism of former Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and even earned membership on Doyal’s political “Hit List.”
Married to his wife for 41 years, with a daughter and two grand-children, DeForest is a Marine Corps veteran. He’s a Life Member of the 100 Club, a Life Member of the Montgomery County Fair Association, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a longtime and active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Constable DeForest holds a Master Peace Officers Certificate, with over 3000 hours of education. He also obtained 18 hours of College in Law Enforcement at Del Mar College. While he worked at Conroe Police Department, DeForest earmed two commendations as Officer of the Year and Detective of the Year.
Gene DeForest has been a loyal ally to conservative voters for two decades. Conservative voters should be loyal to DeForest in return and re-elect him as Constable Precinct 2, truly one of the finest in Texas, on July 14 in the Republican Runoff Election.