The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Montgomery County, November 25 – Eric Yollick, the Founder and Former Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, announced his candidacy for the Republican Nomination for the 457th District Court, a Civil District Court, in the March 3, 2019, Republican Primary Election. Yollick formally announced his candidacy during an interview on the “It’s Hammer Time” show on MCPLive.TV on Facebook Live and YouTube on Friday, November 22, 2019. Renowned conservative Republican activist Jon Bouche, who is running for GOP County Chairman, interviewed Yollick on the show as a Guest Host. (The video is available at MCPLive.TV on Facebook and also on the Yollick for 457th District Judge Facebook page.)
Yollick has been a leading conservative Republican activist in Montgomery County for almost a quarter of a century and has been involved in Republican politics for almost 40 years. He is a graduate of SMU Law School, completed his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, at Princeton University, received a Masters Degree in History from Sam Houston State University, and a Certificate in Advanced International Relations from the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University. Yollick was born and raised in Dallas where he graduated, cum laude, from St. Mark’s School of Texas in 1979.
Yollick is a Board Certified attorney in the field of Consumer and Commercial Law. He has focused primarily on business litigation and real estate litigation, as well as environment law and creditors’ rights law, during his 30-year law practice. He’s a Past President of the Montgomery County Bar Association, was a Standing Committee Chairman of the State Bar of Texas, and served a two-year term as a State Delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Yollick was President of the Montgomery County Pachyderm Club in the mid-1990s and was the Founder and first President of the Republican Leadership Council (RLC) from 1997 to 1999. The RLC was a precursor to the Tea Party movement. He’s been a Republican Precinct Chairman and Election Judge, a State Convention Delegate,
During the past three-and-a-half years, Yollick has focused on reducing County government spending and getting the County government’s tax rate as low as possible. As a part of those goals, he began this newspaper on January 14, 2017, and developed a huge network of sources within the Montgomery County government and other government entities. Yollick has consistently fought for lower government spending but increased financial support for law enforcement. Yollick explained, “I believe law enforcement and national defense are the two reasons why government exists. Of course, I strongly support them. Otherwise, I have many reservations about the exercise of government power, although I do believe the resolution of disputes is a proper form of government power under ‘state of nature theory’ from the Holy Scriptures, Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, and the amazing modern writings of Robert Nozick in his treatise Anarchy, State, and Utopia.”
In his announcement, Yollick said, “In June, 2016, I made a decision that I would spend the rest of my life working towards smaller government and greater freedom from government interference for all. During that time period, I started an online newspaper, The Golden Hammer, and have been involved in numerous issue campaigns, candidate campaigns, and conservative organizations. During that time period, I believe my greatest accomplishment has been to provide information to other conservatives to empower them in accomplishing their political goals. As part of that process, I’ve worked very hard to root out Montgomery County government corruption, such as the Phonoscope fiber optic cable scandal (and its main perpetrator Marc Davenport) and such as a County Auditor (Phyllis Martin) who just wasn’t doing her job.”
He added, “I also worked very hard to elect Mark Keough as a ‘reform’ County Judge and to elect Steve Toth to the Texas House of Representatives. I was actively involved in the strategy and funding of the Victory 2018 Steering Committee of the Montgomery County Republican Party where we led Montgomery County to a huge General Election margin for Republicans over democrats which was instrumental in the re-election of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. In 2018, the Victory Committee organized the most successful General Election campaign this County had seen in decades. I was proud to be one of the leaders of that Committee. I have devoted my time, treasure, sweat, and tears to my quest for government reform. My candidacy for District Judge of the 457th District Court is a part of my efforts to reform government. I hope to be an exemplary District Judge and show the world how great a District Court can be.”
Asked why he specifically wants to be the 457th District Judge, Yollick said:
“Courts must operate efficiently while following the law.
“My three primary goals are:
“#1. Efficiency. I will work tirelessly to move the civil docket in Montgomery County to free up courts and save the taxpayers money.
“#2 Reform. I will watch County government finances like a hawk as a member of the Board of District Judges to ensure the “Reform” the Republican Party has promised will actually occur.
“#3 Unify. I will work to unify the Republican Party behind our strong slate of candidates and the GOP Platform to beat the democrats like a worn out drum.”
On Sunday, Yollick released a list of over one hundred community leaders who are on his Steering Committee, including former Montgomery County Judge Alan B. Sadler, former Montgomery County Judge and Conroe Mayor R.A. “Mickey” Deison, State Representative Steve Toth (R-Conroe), famous civil litigation attorney Randy Bays, and renowned conservative activist Kelli Cook, among others.
After Yollick’s announcement, liberals in Montgomery County expressed their shock due to the utter hatred of Yollick, who has dared to confront their irrational behavior and their dirty tricks. Liberal activist Keith Lincoln said, “Just FYI. We’re not going to let this happen” in reference to the election of Yollick, who would follow and enforcement the law rather than legislating from the bench.
During the November 5 General Election, Yollick confronted ultraliberal democrats over their dirty tricks at local polling places. In response, Rashmi Gupta, Jennifer Baca, and other ardent supporters of former burglar Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, have gone to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court and to the Woodlands Township Board of Directors to ask them to restrict the Free Political Speech of Yollick, Cook, Montgomery County Republican Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz, Bouche, and Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed, among others.
“I look forward to robust civil discourse as we beat the democrats during the General Election. That is one of the three primary reasons I’m fighting to become the Republican Nominee for the 457th District Court. I want Montgomery County to deliver our votes in a giant way for the President’s re-election and for the election of the entire Republican slate,” Yollick said.