Montgomery County Commissioner Craig Doyal has decided to run for county judge and filed the necessary paperwork to secure a spot on the ballot last week.
He said he believes his work as the Pct. 2 Commissioner has prepared him for the office.
"I love Montgomery County, have lived here all my life, and I share the great values of conservative government and responsible leadership that have made this one of the greatest places to live in Texas," Doyal said.
Doyal is a lifelong and fourth generation Montgomery County resident. He has held the office of commissioner for more than 12 years. Prior to that he worked for the previous commissioner, Malcolm Purvis, where he handled the day to day operations of the precinct.
"I grew up here and have spent my career in Montgomery County learning how this county operates and taking the lead on key projects, like the construction of the Fish Creek Thoroughfare, the expansion of FM 1488 through the pass-thru program and acquisition of right of way for future thoroughfares," Doyal said. "Those experiences have prepared me to handle the diverse challenges our county faces as we prepare for rapid population growth that is headed our way."
Doyal said he wants to guide the county down a financially responsible path.
"The county needs to take a thoughtful, conservative and responsible approach to ensure its infrastructure is prepared to cope with its rapid population growth and I am prepared to do that," he said.
Doyal also mentioned that he wants to have an open and transparent administration, if elected, that focuses on what he calls conservative values regarding the budget and social issue, while also wanting to protect the county's natural resources.
A graduate of the Conroe ISD and Texas A&M, Doyal is married to his wife Amy and has three adult children and one granddaughter.