Rockwall County Judge – My Choice

Giving Thanks

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.

My Choice

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.

Jerry Hogan - Candidate for Rockwall County Judge
Jerry Hogan - Candidate for 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.

2 thoughts on “Rockwall County Judge – My Choice

  1. You have it wrong. Fowler is a man of action rather than negativity and rhetoric. Fowler should be our next County Judge.

    1. Bob,

      Thanks for the comment.

      I know you want Kevin to win, but the fact of the matter is, Jerry Hogan is the action man. Kevin has consistently emphasized his intent to be a go-along-to-get-along judge. He calls himself a consensus builder. We have had a major problem with “consensus” for several years, leading us to a costly project we the voters opposed twice at the ballot box. I don’t know who you talk with, but everyone I know agrees we need accountable leadership and I see that in Jerry Hogan.

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