In the race for county judge, Mark Henry has been screaming he does not want anything said about his personal relationships. After looking at his troubled relationship with “the truth” it is easy to see why he is demanding everyone shut up.
Heading into the 2018 primaries, Henry’s campaign has been divorced from the truth and he has embraced a relationship with falsehoods and phony accusations in an attempt to change his image as “Chief Bully” and the most self-serving politician in Galveston County. Obviously, the tactic is to sufficiently smear his opponent in the hopes it will make him look more acceptable — even if you must hold your nose to vote for him.
All the smears are of course baseless and this strategy can work only if “the truth” does not come out until after the election is over.
Henry is acting like he has never heard of Shawn Christopher Phillips or Greg Enos — his leading surrogates that have made this county judge race the ugliest election seen in Galveston County for many years.
Phillips lives in a low-rent apartment on the edge of poverty, yet he mysteriously has tens of thousands of dollars to finance an expensive political advertising campaign obviously intended to smear Henry’s opponent. Phillips is the treasurer and only person admitting any association with the Political Action Committee known as Red State.
The organization resides at a P.O. Box, even though that violates election law. Phillips has failed to file required finance reports, likely because he does not want to divulge the financial connection to Mark Henry until after the election. This is about as sleazy as it gets in politics (short of contacting the Russians and asking them to create a phony dossier).
Then we come to Greg Enos, one of Henry’s divorce attorneys, a longtime Democrat and vocal critic of President Donald Trump (he claims Trump raped a 13-year-old then covered it up). Just two months before the primary election, Enos suddenly filed a complaint with the district attorney alleging Henry’s opponent committed a crime when he negotiated with a local attorney to represent the position of local state district judges at a rate much lower than what Henry paid an international law firm to represent him (with your tax dollars, by the way). You do not need to be a rocket scientist to see the timing of these charges just does not pass the smell test — particularly since the fees were publicly discussed for over two years.
When Phillips (or the newest fake PAC supporting Henry) came out with political signs saying Henry’s opponent is under criminal investigation (immediately after Enos’ news release was issued), it was obvious this was all part of an orchestrated smear job — albeit baseless.
Unfortunately, this is just a small part of Henry’s deceptions. He lied about multiple facets of his vote on disaster reappraisal, property tax reform, lowering taxes and reducing debt. Even holding my nose, I could not vote for Henry.