From the InBox:
Jack Morman Campaign Announcement
I am proud to announce my candidacy for Harris County Commissioner Precinct Two in the 2022 Republican Primary. I am getting started early. I expect a tough fight. With your help, we can carry it into the November 2022 General Election and unseat liberal Adrian Garcia.
In my two terms as your Republican Precinct Two Commissioner, I backed law enforcement and supported maintaining fiscal discipline and stability in County finances. My team improved transportation and mobility and enhanced the quality of life for everyone.
A lot has changed since I narrowly lost my seat on Commissioners Court in 2018. Liberals have seized county government. They are hostile to constituents and care more about coddling criminals than locking them behind bars. They flatly dismiss victims and statistics that show violent crimes hitting alarming levels. The liberal majority on the Commissioners Court has also pumped millions in taxpayer money into defending criminal illegal immigrants.
The current Precinct Two Commissioner and his accomplices send advocates for crime victims packing when they speak out publicly. They dismiss increased crime rates by saying those who work to help victims are “cherry picking” cases of real victimhood to harm “reform.” Some reform.
How many people must die on our streets before the current Precinct Two Commissioner and his liberal allies take victims and law enforcement seriously?
Before leaving office, I fought for increased pay for law enforcement officers. Now, the liberals controlling Commissioners Court have derided those efforts because they think helping those who protect our families better support their families is a bad investment.
They would rather spend your money on “reforms” that have turned our courthouse into a revolving door that puts dangerous criminals back on the street time and time again.
These so-called “progressives” who now run Commissioners Court think leadership means spending taxpayer money and emptying out public reserves meant to assist during hurricanes and natural disasters. They have used COVID as an excuse to treat the public’s money like a personal campaign account.
You know the precinct I grew up in, served and still call home is now controlled by one of these liberal Democrats. You know he is a bully who has run off respected professionals from county government in favor of politically-connected lackeys. You know he talks a big game about supporting the men and women of law enforcement by leaning on his own dubious record as a failed sheriff.
Recently, he voted with two of his liberal cohorts on the Commissioners Court to seize funds county law enforcement agencies had saved to help defray the costs of protecting families. This was your money. Know the truth.
If county departments and agencies spent less than they were budgeted – a good thing for taxpayers – they could carry those savings forward to continue defraying the costs of operations. Those saved funds were available if needed for public safety and other projects and set the table for making the county one of the strongest local governments in the nation. No more.
The incumbent Precinct Two Commissioner voted to take roughly $130 million from those county departments. About $40 million of those funds were dedicated to law enforcement, prosecutors, court services and other vital efforts tied to criminal justice. In some cases, this was money used to buy bulletproof vests for officers and patrol vehicles. Now, your elected and independent law enforcement leaders cannot take initiative without coming to the liberals any time they need help.
There was no plan announced for the taxpayer money seized by the liberals. The Precinct Two Commissioner did not have a plan for the funds, but he did vote to make sure the raid on the rollover reserves saved for taxpayers did not extend to his own coffers. He grabbed cash from other departments without a plan but voted to exempt himself and other Commissioners Court members.
While crushing county reserves, defunding law enforcement, and diminishing the financial management of your county government, the Commissioner in Precinct Two has joined his liberal team members in rejecting billions of dollars in state funds to improve Interstate 45.
Instead of working with our transportation partners on improvements to fight traffic and improve mobility – something vital to economic development – the current Precinct Two Commissioner is working to turn a needed highway project into a public works disaster. Without new direction, the result could mean the state takes those transportation dollars elsewhere while the Precinct 2 Commissioner threatens litigation to advance a mass transit agenda to please Democratic activists and liberal consultants.
All of this is being done behind closed doors. There have been secret meetings to grab cash from the Harris County Toll Road Authority for the liberal agenda. Meetings that took place while the Democrats on Commissioners Court talked a big game about transparency.
I am running because we need a conservative majority on the Commissioners Court once again. Steps must be taken to make things right again and secure County finances, fight crime and get people moving on our freeways.
Democrat Adrian Garcia cares little for these things. He cares more about posing for pictures on Twitter. It is time to reclaim our local government. For that I need your help. Look for campaign news. I will be reaching out for your support.
I have always believed in quiet and steady leadership that gets results. Together, let us now make some noise and send the professional politician who is now Commissioner Precinct Two to push his liberal agenda elsewhere.
If you have questions, email me at [email protected]. Thanks for your continued support! I will see you on the campaign trail.
Paid Political Ad., Jack Morman Campaign, Andrea Moreno Morman, Treasurer
P.O. Box 682, Deer Park, TX 77536