Greg's Political Adventure Started Here
My story is only possible here in America. I was born in an inner city and raised by a dedicated single mother to understand the meaning of love and strength through family. I was taught the value of hard work, of getting an education and the honor of serving my country. As a U.S. Army veteran, I understand the cost exacted on those who serve and their families. I know the pain and the uncertainty our veterans and their families endure. It is our love of country, pursuit of freedom, and selfless sacrifices that continue to inspire me. I am honored to call them my brothers- and sisters-in-arms.
As a father, I am concerned about the future I am forging for my son and for his children after him. My passion concerning good government in Texas comes from the principles that drove my mother. She wanted to leave something better for her children, a future that was brighter, a future filled with promise and exciting possibilities. My goal is to work hard to ensure that my son and his children, as well as YOUR children, are left with a brighter future. We can do this together. We can deliver on the promises made to us by our parents by committing to a higher standard of leadership for Montgomery County.
“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government;... whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights." ~ Thomas Jefferson
After several years as a technology professional, I was elected to the Comal County Commissioners Court on November 2, 2004 and again in November 2008. I was the first African American and the youngest person to win election as a county commissioner in Comal County.
As a Commissioner, I worked to protect our tax dollars by exposing financial mismanagement in local agencies. I have a proven record of working alongside my colleagues to keep Comal County's tax policy fair, and I am proud that our tax rate was one of the lowest in the region. I have a proven track record of supporting economic development, fighting toll roads, reducing taxes, cleaning up government agencies, and reducing and administering multi-million-dollar budgets.
In 2008 Governor Rick Perry appointed me to the State Commission on Emergency Communications. In this position, I travel across the state, speaking and leading the states initiative for Next Generation 911. Since taking office, I also fought to protect children from abuse and violence, not only in my county, but in others as well. As a Commissioner, I was proud to give the "Guardian Angel Award" which honors volunteers, non-profit agency partners, as well as law enforcement and child protective services workers who assist in preventing child abuse and neglect and who work to strengthen families.
I have also been a City Manager, where I managed the operations and direction of all city functions and departments to include but not limited to roads, water & waste water, parks, animal control, police and fire departments. I also developed public financial projections and forecasts to create integrated public revenue and financial budgets.
I hold a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, a Masters of Public Administration, all but dissertation on my Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. I have also completed graduate-level courseware from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Public Finance, Public Economics, and Construction Management. In 2009, I was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honors Society for Public Administration. I am the author of the book "Global Warming…Really?" a critical look at the myth and liberal hysteria surrounding climate change, and the book "Conservative Essays for the Modern Era," foreword By LTC Allen B. West, (USA, Ret.), a collection of five essays exploring several of the latest issues (identity politics, democratic socialism, gun control, Islam) to reveal the liberal hypocrisy and blatant disregard for basic science and facts.