As expected, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough is running for re-election in 2022. The judge announced his intent to seek a second term in a Facebook post Thursday morning.
“With the November election behind us now I wanted to make sure everyone knew that the March Republican primary is up next and I am running for re-election as County Judge of Montgomery County,” said Keough. “Montgomery County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and certainly Texas. It’s a wonderful place to live and raise a family or start a new business.In the days and months ahead I look forward to sharing with you the wonderful things we’ve accomplished over the last three years and how I believe the best days of Montgomery County are still ahead.”
Before entering politics, Keough ran a Lexus dealership in The Woodlands. He is the pastor of The Woodlands Bible Church and served two terms in the Texas House before unseating then-County Judge Craig Doyal in 2018 Republican Primary. Running on a platform of reform, Keough hammered Doyal on property taxes and toll roads. Keough won with the backing of the county’s two tea party PACs.
This time, it will be Keough who is defending his seat from primary challengers. He will face at least two opponents in the 2022 Republican Primary: City of Montgomery Mayor Sarah Countryman and Billy Graff, the founder of IConnect, a disaster relief non-profit. Graff ran unsuccessfully for County Commissioner Precinct 1 in 2020.
“It has truly been an honor to serve this great county and I humbly ask for your continued support,” said Keough.