February 2016

Montgomery County Republican Party


In This Issue

County Exec Committee Meeting February 9
Munch & Mingle at Headquarters Prior to Meeting
Sponsored by Congressman Kevin Brady

The 2016 first quarterly meeting of the Montgomery County Republican Party Executive Committee (CEC) will be held on Tuesday evening, February 9, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm in Room 402 of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building in Conroe at 501 North Thompson Street in Conroe 77301. The CEC consists of all current Voting Precinct Chairs. A Vacancy Committee meeting will convene at 6:45 pm on the same day in the same location to fill a vacancy for Precinct #67 Chairman in The Woodlands and any other Chairman vacancies that may exist at the time of the Vacancy Committee meeting.
The Munch & Mingle Social, sponsored by Congressman Kevin Brady, will begin at 5:30 pm in the County Headquarters at 310 Metcalf (formerly Collins) Street in Conroe 77301-2856. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend all of these meetings. "This will be a great opportunity to meet other activists, officeholders and candidates", County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson advised.
The CEC will hear reports from the Vacancy Committee, Party Treasurer, Candidates Committee Chairman Charlie Parada, Organization Committee Chairman Dr. Jim Schulze, Social Media Chairman Scott Baker and a Primary election report from the County Chairman. A vote will be taken on moving the location of the March 19th Senatorial District #3 & #4 Convention because Spring Break prevents the use of the Conroe High School, as well all schools including Lone Star College, selected at the November 17, 2015 CEC meeting. The Lone Star Community Center building, 2500 Lone Star Parkway in Montgomery 77356 will be recommended as the site for both the Senatorial District #3 and #4 Conventions. The District #3 Convention will convene at 10 am and the District #4 Convention at 2 pm.
District #3 has been allocated 48 Delegates and Alternates to attend the May 2016 State Convention in Dallas and District #4 has been allocated 221 Delegates and Alternates for a total of 269 County Delegates and Alternates. The Conventions may not elect more Delegates or Alternates than allocated but may elect fewer. At the State Convention, each SD District may vote only its full strength regardless of the number of Delegates & Alternates selected.

  Candidates on Republican Primary Ballot

The Montgomery County Republican Party welcomed forty-five candidates who will represent every county and district office on the March 1, 2016 Primary ballot in Montgomery County. In thirteen of those offices there will be no opponent to the incumbent officeholder. Those without an opponent are: State Senator District #4 Brandon Creighton; State Board of Education District 8 Barbara Cargill; Justice Charles Kreger of the 9th Court of Appeal District; State Representative District #3 Cecil Bell, State Representative District #15 Mark Keough, State Representative District 16 Will Metcalf, 418th District Judge Tracy Gilbert, County-Court-at- Law #5 Keith Stewart, District Attorney Bret Ligon, Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae, County Commissioner Precinct #1 Mike Meador and Constable Precinct #4 Ryan Gable.
Incumbent District 8 U. S. Congressman Kevin Brady drew three opponents- Andre Dean, Steve Toth, and Craig McMichael. Open seat for Judge 9th Judicial District Court attracted thee candidates- Phil Grant, Eric Yollick and Kate Shipman Bihm; and open seat for Judge 410th Judicial District Court attracted three candidates- Jennifer James Robin, Chuck Meyer and Kristin Bays. Incumbent Judge in the 435th Judicial District, Mike Seiler drew two opponents- Thomas (Tom) Brewer III and Patty Maginnis. County Attorney JD Lambright is opposed by Gary Beauchamp and County Commissioner Precinct #3 is opposed by Jay Mac Sanders. For the open seat for Sheriff, Rand Henderson and Jim Napolitano will face off in the Primary.
Constable races in four of the five Constable Precincts attracted a total of fourteen candidates. In Constable Precinct #1 six candidates will be vying for the open seat held by retiring Don Chumley. They are- Kim Franklin, Sam Laird, Ike Fluellen, Billy Ballard, Philip Cash, and Rusty Fincher. The winner will face Democrat T. Mack in the November General election. Mack is the lone Democrat who filed for a County office. In Constable Precinct #2 two candidates are challenging incumbent Gene DeForest- James E. "Jimmy" Cox and Billy Beavers. In Constable Precinct #4, incumbent Constable Kenneth Rowdy Hayden will face Tim Hayes and in Constable Precinct #5 sitting Constable David Hill will face two challengers, Brian Clack and Logan Gatewood.

AA+ RATING ASSIGNED TO COUNTY- A January news release from the Office of County Judge Craig Doyal announced that both Standard & Poors and Moody's had awarded the highest possible credit ratings to the county. S & P awarded AA+ and Moody's Aa1 ratings based on the county's "conservative" budget and fiscal practices according to the agencies. Both ratings are the second highest ratings possible among the 19 possible ratings. Judge Doyal said: "We are extremely pleased with these ratings; they reflect the hard work we have done in recent years to ensure this county is on solid financial footing and is being responsible and conservative with taxpayer's dollars. These ratings will help us ensure the lowest possible interest rates for the county's debt."
HR 3762 Passes U. S. Senate and House- Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan proudly announced on December 3, 2015, passage of HR 3762 by both the House and U. S. Senate using budget reconciliation instructions which dismantles the key pillars of Obamacare and defunds Planned Parenthood for one year halting its gruesome and unethical medical practices. HR 3762 repeals Obamacare coverage subsidies, tax credits and Medicaid expansion in 2018 and the majority of the Obamacare taxes. Ryan said the House will schedule a veto override in the very near future.
David Brooks Says Millennials Lean Left- New York Times columnist wrote on January 11: "..a Harvard Institute of Politics poll of Americans 18 to 29 found that 56% want a Democrat to win the White House while only 36% favor a Republican. The leftward shift is striking even within the GOP." Brooks found Millennials, defined as persons reaching adulthood around the year 2000, are less likely (32%) to believe "America is the greatest country on Earth", 26% are married, only 42% plan to have kids and most expect to see no Social Security. Brooks concludes: "Politically, this means that millennials may lean Democratic, but unless Barack Obama (or Bernie Sanders) is on the ticket, they don't strongly attach to the party and it is not clear they will vote....My own guess is that millennials will be a muted political force, at least in 2016...You just can't be as detached from solid supporting structures as millennials now are and lead a happy middle-age life."
Political Spin- David Greenberg in the WSJ wrote: "Americans gripe about today's shallow, scripted politics, but presidents have been using tools like photo ops, speechwriting and polling for a long time and often for their biggest achievements."
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Calendar of Events


Many fun and important activities are on the horizon! Republican Womens' clubs are having great speakers at their monthly meetings. Young Republicans and Teenage Republicans are making plans. Elected officials and candidates for the 2016 elections are having fundraisers. And more!