Welcome to the Montgomery County Tea Party (MCTP) Vote Smart System
This site is intended to centralize and publish information about candidates in races that impact Montgomery County, Texas. Check back often, as it will be updated on a continuing basis, up to and after the races are decided, as new information becomes available.
Below are links to the contested races, as well as to the candidates specifically Endorsed/Recommended in each race by our 8-member Vetting Committee]. Our uniquely thorough, comprehensive and transparent processis provided below, for your convenience.
- 2014 U.S. Senate Race - MCTP Recommends Dwayne Stovall
- 2014 U.S. House District 8 Race - MCTP Endorses Craig McMichael
- 2014 Texas Governor Race - MCTP Recommends Greg Abbott
- 2014 Texas Lieutenant Governor Race - MCTP Recommends Dan Patrick
- 2014 Texas Attorney General Race - MCTP Endorses Ken Paxton
- 2014 Texas Comptroller Race - MCTP Recommends Glenn Hegar
- 2014 Texas Land Commissioner Race - MCTP Endorses David Watts
- 2014 Texas Agriculture Commissioner Race - MCTP Recommends Sid Miller
- 2014 Texas Railroad Commissioner Race - MCTP Endorses Wayne Christian
- 2014 Texas State Senate District 4 Race - MCTP Endorses Steve Toth
- 2014 Texas State House District 15 Race - MCTP Endorses Mark J Keough
- 2014 Texas State House District 16 Race - MCTP Endorses Ted Seago
Judges' Races(Recommendations by the MCTP Board)**
- 2014 Texas Supreme Court, Chief Justice - MCTP Recommends Robert Talton
- 2014 Texas Supreme Court, Justice Place 6 - MCTP Recommends Joe Pool
- 2014 Texas Supreme Court, Justice Place 8 - MCTP Recommends Phil Johnson
- 2014 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Judge Place 3 - MCTP Recommends Bert Richardson
- 2014 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Judge Place 4 - MCTP Recommends Kevin Patrick Yeary
- 2014 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Judge Place 9 - MCTP Recommends David Newell
- 2014 9th Court of Appeals District, Place 3 ` - MCTP Recommends Leanne Johnson
**4 MCTP board members of the 8-person MCTP Vetting Committee were on Conservative Coalitions' team researching the candidates for judge
- 2014 MC Judge Race - MCTP Recommends Mark Bosma
- 2014 MC Commissioner Precinct 2 Race - MCTP Recommends Rob Harmon
- 2014 MC Commissioner Precinct 4 Race - MCTP Endorses Bob Bagley
- 2014 MC Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - MCTP Recommends Wayne Mack
- 2014 MC Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 - MCTP Recommends Edie Connelly
- The MCTP recommends voting "yes" on all propositions on the Republican primary ballot
The following offices are uncontested in the March 4th primary.
- 2014 Texas State Senator District 3
- 2014 Texas State House District 3
- 2014 Texas Supreme Court, Place 7
- 2014 Chief Justice, 9th Court of Appeals District
- 2014 District Judge, 221st Judicial District
- 2014 District Judge, 284th Judicial District
- 2014 District Judge, 359th Judicial District
- 2014 Judge, County Court at Law No. 1
- 2014 Judge, County Court at Law No. 2
- 2014 Judge, County Court at Law No. 3
- 2014 Judge, County Court at Law No. 4
- 2014 District Clerk
- 2014 County Clerk
- 2014 County Treasurer
- 2014 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
- 2014 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4
- 2014 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5
About MCTP Vote Smart System
We are striving to keep all information on this site as accurate as possible, but we make no guarantees, and we recognize that information changes. If you believe that any information on this site is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact us.
This site is open for anyone to view, but if you would like to become a researcher and post information, or if you have information that you would like to submit for us to consider, please contact us.
Within each race, the Montgomery County Tea Party's Vetting Committee takes one of the following positions:
- The highest level of support is indicated by "Endorses." This means that at least 75% of the Vetting Committee voted to support this candidate with an endorsement. An endorsement means that the Vetting Committee believes not only that the candidate is the best in the race, but also that the candidate will uphold Tea Party values and is fully qualified for the position.
- The alternative level of support is indicated by "Recommends." This is granted if 50% of the Vetting Committee votes to endorse or recommend the candidate. A recommendation merely means that the Vetting Committee believes the candidate is the best in the race. In several races, 100% of the committee chose to recommend or endorse, but the candidate failed to obtain the 75% vote required for endorsement; thus, he or she is only listed as recommended.
- The Vetting Committee reserves the right to vote for "none of the above," indicating that they are not willing to take a position in the race because none of the candidates meet the desired traits.
- In some cases, the Vetting Committee may take the position of "Not enough information," indicating that research will continue.
Vetting Committee results are presented to the entire voting membership of MCTP, and a vote of 60% is required to release the information to the public. All 2014 races evaluated by the Vetting Committee passed this threshold.
For more information on our overall, transparent process, please go to the Election tab of our MCTP website.
About this Wiki
This site uses MediaWiki, the same software used to power Wikipedia, we have merely configured it to only allow members of the Research Team to edit text. If you would like to join our Research Team or submit information for us to consider including on the site, please contact us.