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Montgomery County
Kenny Speight Announces Candidacy
News Release
Friday, May 20, 2011

Kenny Speight Announces Candidacy
For Montgomery County Commissioner Precinct 3 

Kenny Speight, local business owner and community activist, has announced his intent to file as a candidate for County Commissioner of Precinct 3, seeking to follow retiring Commissioner Ed Chance.  Speight will file to run in the Republican Primary Election in early 2012, and if successful, will continue his candidacy in the November 2012 General Election, hoping to take the oath of office in January 2013.  Chance’s final term as County Commissioner will extend through December 31, 2012. 

 “My family and I have lived in the area for over twenty years.  I own and operate an insurance agency serving residents and businesses throughout the region.  My commitment to numerous civic and volunteer organizations is clearly evident throughout this period” says Mr. Speight.  “I am excited and honored to seek this new opportunity of serving my family, friends and neighbors in south Montgomery County” he adds. 

Since 1987 Mr. Speight has been President of Kenny Speight Agency, an independent insurance agency serving customers throughout the region.  His professional career also includes ten years of electrical infrastructure services at Armco Steel, and eight years of experience as Maintenance Services Director for the City of Pasadena where he led efforts to reduce tax burdens for residents.  This broad level of corporate, municipal and small business ownership experience equips Kenny with a unique set of qualifications to successfully serve in the vital County Commissioner position.

His volunteer and leadership activities in the community are extensive.  These include The South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce former board chairman, The Woodlands Fire Department past board chairman, and past board member of The Woodlands Community Service Corporation.  He currently serves as a director of the Montgomery County Fair Association, Conroe ISD Education Foundation and Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber, as well as President of The Woodlands Lions Club.  Honors he has received include 1999 Small Business of the Year Award from the Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County, and the 2005 Hometown Hero Award from The Woodlands.

"Kenny Speight is an excellent candidate for County Commissioner.  Having worked with Commissioner Ed Chance during his entire 25 years in office, I want to know that as Ed retires, our next Commissioner can follow in his footsteps.  Kenny has been a personal and professional acquaintance for decades.  I can attest to his competence, experience, common sense and dedication to our community.  That is why I am excited for Kenny Speight to become my County Commissioner." adds Nelda Luce Blair, Treasurer of the Kenny Speight for Commissioner Campaign.

Further information on Mr. Speight and his campaign is available on his website www.speightforcommissioner.com or from Campaign Manager Bev Earl at 281/362-0532.






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