I moved to Magnolia in 1971 and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1975. My High School Sweetheart, Deanne “Free” Riley, and I have been married for 36 years. We have raised 2 children in Magnolia, Charles “Rip” Riley and Alicia “Riley” Curry, both of which graduated from Magnolia High School. We have been blessed with 4 precious grandchildren.
I consider it a great honor to have had the opportunity to serve as the Manager of Precinct Operations for Montgomery County, Pct. 2 for 12 years. I trust that I have been able to make a difference in the daily lives of residents who live in this Precinct. My years of experience and solid reputation make me uniquely qualified for this position. My conservative values, strong work ethics and accessibility will ensure that Pct. 2 and Montgomery County continues to have positive growth as we strive to improve the quality of life throughut Montgomery County.
My commitment to you is that I will work with other municipalities, local leaders, HOA’s and POA’s to address the issues of congestion and growth of our county. I will continue to provide a good working relationship with everyone and be a good steward of your tax dollars.
My Vision as Commissioner for Precinct 2
1. Improve safety and security for our citizens. Listening to my constituents is the most important thing I can do–”the constituent is always right”. Public offices exist solely to serve the people. Second, and equally as important, I will continue to maintain a strong relationship with law enforcement. The quality of life for the citizens of Montgomery County is my main concern and I know that feeling safe and secure is a cornerstone for their happiness.
2. Lead a fiscally conservative and transparent office. It is my desire to lower the tax burden on the citizens of Precinct 2. We enjoy great freedom in this country yet the taxpayer is is often shackled by wasteful spending and “bridges that go nowhere”. As Commissioner, I would take every opportunity to ensure the citizens of Montgomery County are able to keep more of their paychecks and enjoy the liberties of our amazing country. To that end, I will remain committed to investigating all funding options that would minimize taxpayer debt.
3. Increase mobility, promote industrial growth, and pro-actively plan for progress. I believe that, a flourishing business community will strengthen our economy. In addition to improving safety and minimizing taxpayer burden, I will look to the future of our community by helping to create an environment that is attractive for businesses. This includes increasing mobility through current and future road projects, preserving and improving public infrastructure, and working with local government to create a low business tax burden. With these steps we can bring more businesses to our community and therefore lower personal taxes.
4. Continue serving Montgomery County with Southern values and dedication to the Lord. I have been a part of Montgomery County since 1971. Because of my love for God and Southern values, I have contributed with hard work and dedication. This will not change if I am elected as your Commissioner. Those who know me will tell you that I am honest and true to my word. If you do not know me, I hope to be given the chance to serve your needs as I always have for our community.
43 year resident of Magnolia
1975 graduate of Magnolia High School
Married to Deanne Free, his wife of 36 years.
Two children, Alicia and Charles “Rip”, graduates of Magnolia High School
Four grandchildren, Kynlee, Karlee, Bryton and Kade.
Precinct Operations Manager for Montgomery County Precinct 2 for the past 13 years
Oversees day to day operations, including personnel, equipment, materials, and managing the budget of a rapidly growing Precinct
Liaison for several community and homeowner associations.
Currently serving his third term as a School Board Trustee for Magnolia ISD and is immediate past president of that Board
Founding member and past President of The Magnolia Education Foundation
Past Vice President of The Montgomery County Committee on Aging (Friendship Center)
Founding member and current board member of the Magnolia Community Foundation
Current board member of the Montgomery County United Way
Member of the Montgomery County Search & Rescue
Member of the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce
Member of Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce
Member of Magnolia Lions Club
Sponsor, supporter and actively involved in the Shattered Lives Program.
Lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association
Served on the Calf Scramble Committee
Attends Magnolia Cowboy Church where he currently serves as the music team leader