We citizens of Rockwall County are a blessed people. Hall marks of our matchless quality of life are generosity, superb leaders, and wonderful neighbors.
Jerry Hogan and Kevin Fowler are two gentlemen for whom I am thankful. It was my privilege to serve on the 2008 Road Bond committee with the two of them. We worked together for a successful outcome.
I write to endorse Jerry Hogan for Rockwall County Judge.
Setting aside political rhetoric, claims and counter claims, I weigh the ideas and pledges of the two candidates.
Kevin pledges to be a consensus builder on Commissioners Court. Jerry Pledges to work to be a watchdog, a steward of our County tax dollars.
Over My Shoulder a Backward Glance
Was it not a consensus of the Court that overruled the will of the people, not once, but twice? The ageless wisdom of Ronald Reagan comes to mind:
“From time to time, we have been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?” — First Inaugural Address, January 20th 1981
Leadership vs. Consensus
In every successful organization we find a leader who has the gifts and callings to discern right from wrong and to fearlessly chart a course for a desirable outcome. We need a leader who understands our form of government – a democratic republic that derives its power to govern from the governed.
The Court twice failed to represent the will of the people, with respect to the new courthouse. Members of the Court behaved as an elite group superior to government for, by, and of the people.
Jerry, I believe, understands the importance of citizen participation in County government and his pledge toward fiscal responsibility is credible.
I ask you to vote for Jerry Hogan, Rockwall County Judge.
Early voting ended last week and Election Day is TOMORROW –April 13.
It’s your money; it’s your children’s and grandchildren’s debt to pay.