Image: Former State Representative Steve Toth (wearing Cruz shirt) and State Representative Mark Keough campaigning together. Toth is running for State Representative for the seat Keough is leaving to run for Montgomery County Judge.
Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer
The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper endorses Steve Toth for State Representative, District 15. After Toth’s excellent presentation this past Thursday during a candidate forum where his only opponent in the March 6 Republican Primary Election chose not to show up, it’s clear that Toth has the knowledge and the temperament to serve as a great State Representative.
If citizens want a laser-focus on critical issues such as property tax reform, reducing State government spending, and requiring the San Jacinto River Authority to do its job “to provide flood control,” it’s clear that former State Representative Steve Toth is the right person for the job. Since Toth left the Texas House of Representatives in 2014, he has continued his work non-stop as a businessman, community leader, and path blazing conservative. Toth has worked tirelessly for conservative candidates at the local, state, and federal levels of politics. He’s motivated good people to run and worked for them every day late into the night after they’ve made the decision to do so. He’s also worked for nonprofit organizations, such as the Mighty Oaks Warrior Foundation, which assists military veterans who have trouble returning to civilian life.
Watching Toth campaign in the parking lot of The Woodlands Community Center is an amazing sight to behold. Singlehandedly, he covers a 2 acre parking lot. He talks with everyone. Whether he’s on the ballot or campaigning for someone else, Toth is ready to speak positively and learnedly about the candidates and the issues.
Toth attended seminary and is an ordained minister. He served as a teaching pastor and elder at WoodsEdge Community Church. He was one of the most successful sales executives in the history of Johnson & Johnson. He and his wife, Babette, own two small businesses, one which designs and builds swimming pools and the other which provides swimming pool maintenance services. The Toths have three grown children.
While he served in the Texas House of Representatives, Toth received top ratings from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Right to Life, Young Conservatives of Texas, and the Texas chapter of the Concerned Women of America. Empower Texans and Texas Right to Life have endorsed Toth in this election. Former Montgomery County Judge Alan Sadler, Precinct 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden, State Board of Education member Kenneth Mercer, and five of the seven members of the Woodlands Township Board of Directors have also joined Team Toth.
One substantive area where Toth’s knowledge is particularly impressive is in the field of public education. Toth has an encyclopedic knowledge of the operation and bureaucratic problems facing Texas public schools. He’s fought for greater freedom and flexibility for home schooling, but he’s also one of the state’s leaders to give school districts far more local control to free them from state and federal regulations.
In fact, it’s hard to find an issue where Toth has not made himself a genuine policy expert. He’s been a student of conservative politics for a long time, aids many other conservative activists, and serves as a resource to government officials and candidates for office.
The citizens of Texas House District 15 are fortunate to have as great a resource as Steve Toth holding himself out for public service. He’s also a heckuva nice guy.
Republican voters in District 15 should vote for Steve Toth as the Republican nominee in the Republican Primary Election.
Publisher’s Disclosure: The Publisher has contributed $10,000 to Toth’s campaign.