For immediate release Dec. 2, 2013. For media follow up, please contact Jim Fredricks at (936) 520-6098. Supporters go to http://www.craigdoyal.com
Speaking to a crowd of roughly 700 supporters and elected officials at his kickoff campaign event for County Judge, County Commissioner Craig Doyal said his years of experience make him an ideal candidate not because he had “done the time,” but because he had “done my job.”
Doyal is running against two opponents for the GOP primary race for Montgomery County Judge.
He is by far the most experienced candidate in the field, having served as county commissioner for Precinct 2 since 2001. He served in a variety of regional roles as well during that time, including chairman of the Houston-Galveston Area Council and on the HGAC’s Transportation Policy Council. In addition, he spearheaded numerous mobility projects, including the Fish Creek Thoroughfare, the 242 flyovers currently under construction, and the widening of FM 1488.
Prior to holding the office of County Commissioner, Craig served for 15 years as the Administrative Assistant to Commissioner Malcolm Purvis, where he handled the day to day operations of Precinct 2.
“I’ve spent the last 12 years building relationships and gaining experience,” Doyal told his supporters at the Dec. 12 event at the Lone Star Convention Center.
“I would like to use those now to help build Montgomery County. It’s not because I’ve done my time; it’s because I’ve done my job.”
Doyal was joined on the stage by numerous local leaders and officials, including Sheriff Tommy Gage, who lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and State Rep. Cecil Bell, R-Magnolia, who lead the opening prayer.
Conroe Mayor Webb Melder, who helped introduce Doyal on stage, noted that he and Doyal had gone to Conroe High School together and that Doyal was a fellow Conroe Tiger, class of ’79. He lauded Doyal for his support of mobility and economic development benefiting the county, including Conroe.
In comments to supporters, Doyal stressed the importance of mobility to the community, and his efforts to advance it, including his work helping secure state transportation funding for 249 Tollway and what will eventually become the “Aggie Superhighway” connecting Houston to College Station.
“That project had been talked about for 50 years, and the first portion of it has been started today.”
Doyal also stressed his support of economic developing, including tax abatements offered to numerous corporations, including Anadarko, Royal Purple, and CB&I.
“These tax abatement agreements provided quality jobs and a strong tax base, and higher annual incomes to build stronger school districts.”
“We’re going to make sure we move Montgomery County forward.”
Andy Dill, former East Montgomery County Community Chamber of Commerce president, said Craig had added to his public service by serving the community on numerous organizations,
Friendship Center, current member of The Woodlands Rotary Club, and a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association.
Craig is a native Texan, 4th generation Montgomery County resident, and a proud Aggie. He is married to Amy and has three children, 30 year old Brian, 27 year old Lindsey, 20 year old Jennifer, and 7 year old granddaughter, Laylee.
In closing his comments, Dill, to thunderous applause, told the crowd “Ladies and gentleman, this is your next County Judge – Craig Doyal!”
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