by Jesse Mendoza
May 27, 2014
According to unofficial results, Charlie Riley has won the Republican nomination for Montgomery County Precinct 2 commissioner.
Riley tallied 6,021 votes, compared to 4,372 votes for opponent Rob Harmon, with 87 of 89 precincts reporting. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
“I want to thank the people for believing in us, for believing in me, for coming out and voting and paying attention to the issues,” Riley said. “I also want to thank my family and my team.”
Riley will run unopposed in the November general election to be held Nov. 4.
For the past 12 years, Riley has overseen day-to-day operations, personnel, equipment, and the budget as the Montgomery County Precinct 2 manager of precinct operations.
Riley said he plans to continue mobility efforts in the county, in order to attract commercial development to the area.
“I would certainly want to continue working on 1488. 2978 is a mess, I don’t know of anybody that goes up 2978 at any time of the day, that’s a nightmare,” Riley said. “Of course we want to look real seriously at Woodlands Parkway, expanding from where it stops at 2978 and bringing it all the way to 249, you know the so-called Aggie expressway.”
Riley said public safety officers in the Magnolia area could benefit from a local holding cell, which would spare them long trips to Montgomery County Jail in Conroe after an arrest.
“When we have to arrest somebody or take somebody from Magnolia that has done something wrong, one of our officers has to take somebody from here to Conroe to put him in the jail over there,” Riley said. “I think we need a holding cell or a jail facility over here in Magnolia, maybe on Unity Park Drive where our complex is to maybe hold these guys overnight or during the day. It keeps our deputies here in our precinct where they need to be.”
Charlie Riley is leading the race for the Republican nomination for Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner after early returns with 3,742 votes over opponent Rob Harmon, who has garnered 2,551 votes.
Riley is leading the race with 59 percent of the early votes, according to unofficial results. The runoff election was necessary after Harmon and Riley each fell short of the 50 percent mark during the primary election, receiving 43.48 percent and 39.95 percent of the votes, respectively.
The winner will replace Craig Doyal as Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Montgomery County Judge after 12 years at his current seat.
For the past 12 years, Riley has overseen day to day operations, personnel, equipment, and the budget as the Montgomery County Precinct 2 manager of precinct operations.
Harmon retired from the U.S. Navy in 2011 with 27 years of military experience, having been deployed multiple times, completing the Army Nurse Anesthesia Program, overseen construction of military facilities, and negotiated government and union contracts.
Because there is no Democratic challenger, the winner will run unopposed in the November general election.