Conroe, July 28 – In a July 26, 2019, email to Republican Precinct Chairman Phill Cady, Montgomery County GOP Chairman Wally Wilkerson, has continued to defy Republican Party rulings and the October 2, 2018, ruling against him by the Republican Party’s Officials Committee.
The Republican Party of Texas Officials Committee issued a ruling on October 2 that Montgomery County Republican Party 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.
This 8(k) ruling was the first time in the history of the Republican Party of Texas that the State Party had found that a County Republican Chairman “engaged in behavior designed to disgrace the Republican Party” and failed to fulfill statutory duties under the Texas Election Code. State Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey, Vice Chair Alma Jackson, and Republican Executive Committee members Jack Barcroft, Terry Holcomb, Mark Ramsey, Tanya Robertson, Sue Evenwel, Jason Ross, and Mark Dorazio signed the letter.
The three-page letter ruling told Wilkerson that he and all members of the County GOP Executive Committee should:
- abide by the Party Bylaws enacted on June 26, 2018;
- acknowledge that Treasurer John Hill Wertz should be on all Party bank accounts and that Wilkerson provide Wertz with the information to make the Treasurer’s regulatory filings with the Texas Ethics Committee and Federal Election Commission; and
- recognize all results of the June 26 organizational meeting of the County GOP Executive Committee.
In the email, dated July 19, 2016, to Cady, Wilkerson refused, once again, to abide by the Montgomery County Republican Party Bylaws, which the Republican County Executive Committee adopted in a meeting on June 26, 2018, over which Wilkerson himself presided. The full email is immediately below.
Apparently, Wilkerson craves power so much that he’ll only follow legal rules in return for grants of power.
As to the Republican Party’s three requirements to Wilkerson in the October 2, letter, here’s a list of whether he has followed them:
- abide by the Party Bylaws enacted on June 26, 2018 – WILKERSON HAS REFUSED.
- acknowledge that Treasurer John Hill Wertz should be on all Party bank accounts and that Wilkerson provide Wertz with the information to make the Treasurer’s regulatory filings with the Texas Ethics Committee and Federal Election Commission – WILKERSON HAS REFUSED, HAS SECRETED THE PARTY’S FUNDS, AND EVEN APPOINTED HIS OWN FAKE TREASURER TO FILE IMPROPER REPORTS TO THE TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION AND THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.
- recognize all results of the June 26 organizational meeting of the County GOP Executive Committee. – WILKERSON HAS REFUSED.
With a County Republican Chairman, such as Wilkerson, who refuses to abide by the law, it’s no surprise that Montgomery County’s government has the reputation as the “most corrupt County government in Texas.”