Sunday, March 7, 2010

KINGWOOD DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR LIBERTY COUNTY JUDGE

Democratic candidate for County Judge, Ken Morrison, recently won the Democrat nomination for Liberty County Judge with very impressive numbers. Since many of us are yet to meet one person who knew Morrison, most will interpret his victory as the voters rejecting his opponent, current County Judge Phil Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is reportedly under investigation for the way FEMA money went to people closely associated with him and how some of it went to leasing trucks that belong to him. As impressive as Morrison’s primary victory was, it is obvious that Fitzgerald’s numbers in the Democratic primary were a great deal higher than what he would have garnered if Republicans could have weighed in.

But for some the question may still be: Will the voters get another chance to vote for Phil Fitzgerald in the general election? Rumors explained that Fitzgerald’s lackluster campaign was evidence that the County Judge intended on filing suit to disqualify Morrison from the outset. Other rumors include the possibility that Morrison would be disqualified when he appeared before longtime political ally, District Judge C. T. “Rusty” Hight.

Absent any dirty tricks, Morrison’s eligibility to run should be based on residency requirements and Texas law. Morrison has been telling people he lives in a travel trailer on land he owns in the Eastgate area, but a growing number of people have discovered that Morrison’s trailer gets water from a neighbor and is not even connected to sewer. This kind of information may make it difficult for Morrison to become the chief executive officer of the county, but it still may not disqualify according to state law.

In Morrison’s lame attempt to sound like this is the only house he owns, he explains that he does spend some of his time at his wife’s house in Kingwood. Interesting arrangement to be claiming with his wife… it is “his wife’s house” … they don’t live together but are married?

Morrison has been vague when questioned about whether he meets the minimum requirement of living in the county for six-months. This whole thing is quite a murky smelly situation for someone whose main claim as evidence to live here is his participation as a music leader in a small Baptist church on the Kingwood side of the county.

As far as we know he has not been asked if he has ever been to a Dayton Bronco football game, or if he even knows the school colors. We are not sure if he has any longtime friendships here, or even why he came to the county. What we do know is he wants to come into the county and start at the top and run the county just forty miles or so from “his wife’s house” in Kingwood.

But don’t count the Kingwood candidate out. If he can dodge any lawsuits Fitzgerald and Hight may or may not have cooked up, he may have a candidate greatly weakened by the public’s weariness of FEMA questions. We may almost all be assured that a candidate living in a trailer in Eastgate with no sewage and water hooked up to a neighbor’s house will have no FEMA investigators clouding his image.

Fitzgerald not running a campaign doomed any chance he has of winning in the general election. If that was a strategy he came up with then he only has himself to blame because of the thousands of people who voted in the primaries few will change their minds and return in November to vote for Fitzgerald. Whoever came up with this idea the only possible result will be Phil Fitzgerald’s chances of being re-elected being as close to zero as possible. It could be that Hight and Archer decided this was the best way to get a self righteous Fitzgerald to go quietly. Encourage the idea of not running against Morrison and then act as if they are being forced to drop the idea of disqualifying Morrison.

They allegedly plan to use Phil Fitzgerald to file a suit in CT Hight's District court to disqualify Morrison, then throw Phil under the bus and substitute him for a yet unknown dark horse candidate.


NOTE: County Judge Candidate, Steve Stevens should be presumed innocent until he is proven guilty of a crime.

Creepy politics. Creepy politicians.

Contributor, Ray Akins

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have had my own dealing with Rusty Hight and was disappointed he was elected judge in the first place. It is sometimes difficult to vote against someone that smiles and kisses your baby, but that is what politicians know.

Anonymous said...

Whoever ultimately ends up being on the ballot for Democrats, if any of this happens it is manipulative and I do not appreciate it. As a independent voter my my is open to vote for Morrison or Stephensi=on or McNair, but I will vote against anyone else because I do not like these kinds of games in politics.

Anonymous said...

There is a great deal of difference in reacting quickly to a disaster and helping out those who are in a bind by expediting things and leasing your trucks to a close friend who can be traced back to the person who you gave a million dollar bid too. Stephenson ain't no Fitzgerald. Who in the world knows who Morrison is?

Anonymous said...

Oh there is a great deal more than rose pedals being dropped on behalf of Judge Hight, believe me.

Anonymous said...

I heard where Bill Buchanan down at the radio station says John Archer is a politcal genius for the Democrats. What can we do to fight back against this kind of stuff? If Archer is the one who drops the rose peadls on the ground in front of Rusty Hight then Hight will win again if we don't do something.

Anonymous said...

I hear Judge Hight takes Mastercard, Visa and Discover

Anonymous said...

Funny I went over and got my Webster's Dictionary out and looked up carpetbagger and finally got to see what Ken Morrison looks like.

Anonymous said...

Morrison better do better than this statement he mde when it goes to the efforts he syas he wants to make to clean up the courthouse: "I will also have the Texas Rangers investigate any allegation of potential wrong doing". The Ranger we have here, Huff, has been here too long. He is as selective in his investigating as the District Attorney is. Get in the game man if you want to clean up Liberty County you have to know where "the dumpsters" are.

Anonymous said...

hahaha The local Texas Ranger is a corrupt crook too, he wont climb into the dumpster on his own but I bet a series of lawsuits put him there. The Janet Harrelson lawsuit and others are going to show him for the criminal he is..

Anonymous said...

If Morrison has no sewer hooked up to his camper trailer out at Eastgate, then he couldn't be staying there for long. The stink smell would have over taken him in 6 months. This whole Morrison deal is already beginning to smell. Why would anyone want to live in a camper trailer and run for County judge in Liberty County, when they have a nice home in the Woodlands? Answer: More money, faster Horses and younger women. This man is very evasive on ansering personal questions. What kind of ocupation has he had throughout his life? (Just Wondering)

Anonymous said...

Is that because Bill Bill is often in on these kinds of deals?

Anonymous said...

Bll Buchanan finally covered this story this morning. He "apologized" but never gave a reason for not reporting information he says he already had.

Anonymous said...

Morrison's voter information indicates he voted in Kingwood in October? How cam he be a resident of Liberty County for six months before his December sign up and the March primary if he claims to be able to vote over there then?

Anonymous said...

The exciting question for those of us who believe this is not all an accident is WHO will they replace him with? Sureley it won't be the used car salesman county judge we have now. They may have told him it would be, but I bet it will be someone else. Follow who the replacement is close to and you will know who masterminded this attack on our system.

Anonymous said...

I know he is a Veteran, who has bled for this Country, and see Men die for it. I know he has honor, and his opponent did not. Sounds like the Fitzgerald-Hieght corrupt slander machine is already up and running. All of the above post claim to know nothing about Morrison, yet he is being accused of this and that--how stupid is that? If you have questions, then ask him, or check things out for yourself-do some research. Your question in the above post, are not a search for whats what, but rather a bunch of BS insinuations.

Anonymous said...

Buchanan held this information back because he wanted to use it AFTER the primary. Slimy old gyrating viper.

Anonymous said...

As this years campaign took place I noticed that Phil Fitzgerald had no sign's out, and usually he has those big lighted sign's on the side of the road, but I would hope to think that he has to know that he has about a snowball chance in hell of be voted back in after what he did with the fema money and to the community that voted him into office. And i hope that whom ever gets voted in will do there cival duties and hold up to there WORDS< but we are talking about liberty county!

Anonymous said...

So the Kingwood krowd kan't get elekted as Demokrats so we have Kingwood kandidates running over here. Move a trailor in around Oktober and kontinue to vote over there but run for office over here. Mr. Morrison your campaign must include a whole pile of manure to think we would elekt someone from Kingwood as our Kounty Judge. Mudslinging and slick answers on the way, or is it true you and Fitzpak will be dumped and Archer and kompany have someone else in mind down the line. How about someone from the Galleria area?

Anonymous said...

I do not need to know anything else about Ken Morrison. He is a carpetbagger deluxe. Democrats and Republicans alike should reject him.

Anonymous said...

I bet Hillary Clinton is Ken Morrison's greatest hero. Living her adult life in Arkansas, Hillary bought a house in New York and a few months later was elected Senator from there. Morrison must want his Cinderella story to end so happily ever after!

Anonymous said...

Morrison needs to get with Michelle Obama's eat a banana program and do some real running instead of bringing his big hiny into our county and bragging about all he will do. Kingwood's loss is our loss.

Anonymous said...

Peel the layers back off the Morrison mask and you will find Rusty Hight underneath there. Someone ought to investigate who he was associated with before he flew in here past the last minute. Unless Hight can get to rule on it, this guy will be known as Ken "Too Late" Morrison. He needed to set his little operation up earlier. There may still be time to move the trailer to Louisiana though. That is Huey Long country and they love slick deals....

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm sounds like Mr. I live at 6231 Breasheather Drive Houston, Texas (Les Hulsey) may end up in same situation as Morrison! There is tons of information that Hulsey lives in the Katy area and it will all come out soon. Can you say perjury for lying on Candidate Application. Tax records, marriage records and IRS records don't lie!

Anonymous said...

"County Judge Candidate, Steve Stevens should be presumed innocent until he is proven guilty of a crime."

Wow, isn't this hypocritical. The Republican front runner can get the benefit of the doubt but if your are Democrat (Lee Groce and Fitzgerald) your are guilty until proven innocent? How does the Republican justice system work?

Anonymous said...

Looks like some people want to trash Steve Stephens to try and get Ken Morrison (or the ultimate Democratic nominee) or Craig McNair elected. But this is no way to accomplish beating Mayor Stephens. First the individual, not the company, made the donation. The individual is someone who has gotten to know the Mayor and wanted to see him bring strong leadership to the county. There is nothing unusual about that. Some may say it is an indication you are honest by showing you have no campaign contributors, some may say if you look at my contributors you will see those who have worked with me think I would make a good leader. This is far from a conspiracy. As has been said, Mayor Stephens is just the mayor. He doesn’t manipulate who pays taxes and who gets off for paying late etc. All of the decisions having to do with the individual who contributed and having to do with the company he heads require approvals required from city councils, DCDC board members, etc. The idea that Stephens personally gave the discounts/credits is absolutely ridiculous. Whoever is making those allegations has too little understanding of government to weigh in on an election. If Morrison and McNair want to say something negative about the Mayor, they should point out PUBLICLY that his rush to start recovering from the hurricane, may end up in Dayton not being reimbursed by FEMA. Their people are already whispering this anyway. Stop the whisper campaign so those of us who desperately needed help can respond.