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Mark Keough
Party Republican
Education Cedarville Univ.; Dallas & Grace Thological Seminarys
Occupation County Judge
Religion Christian Pastor
Marital Married
Children 4

Mark Keough


County Judge Mark J. Keough was first elected to the office of County Judge for Montgomery County in 2018 and is in his first term. As County Judge, he oversees the day to day operations of county government and presides over Commissioners Court, where the body acts as the “legislative” branch of county government. In addition to serving as County Judge, Mark is also the Senior Pastor of The Woodlands Bible Church in The Woodlands, Texas.

During his first term as County Judge, Montgomery County Commissioners Court took monumental action on key issues that were of high priority for the citizens of the county.  His official first act as County Judge was to cut his own salary and since that time he has refused any salary increases the court has approved.  Additionally, when it came to budgeting the court under Keough's leadership passed a budget that adopted the "no new revenue" tax rate in 2019, the first time in county history this had been done.  Since that time in 2020, and in 2021 the court has continued to adopt the "no new revenue" tax rate during the budget process.  Also, in 2019 the fight to end the tolls on the 242 overpass at I-45 came to an end, after Judge Keough successfully got the court to vote to remove the tolls after several weeks of pushing for their removal and negotiating with TxDOT.

Prior to taking on his role as County Judge, Mark served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives for two terms, serving the southern portion of Montgomery County. Before running for public office in 2014 he spent 26 years in the private sector in the automotive industry. During which time he had the privilege of being a General Sales Manager, General Manager and Dealer Principle of a number of Houston Metropolitan Ford dealerships with his last position in the industry as General Sales Manager of Northside Lexus. He holds Masters Degrees from Dallas Theological and Grace Theological Seminaries as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Cedarville University. He has completed studies at the University of Cincinnati and most recently at the University of Texas at Austin.

Politically Mark calls himself a constitutional conservative, as he is an advocate for small business, free markets, fiscal responsibility, and an advocate for smaller government. He is an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoys shooting sporting clays. He is the father of four children and grandfather to three. Mark resides in The Woodlands with his wife Kimberly and their two dogs. The Keough’s have called Montgomery County their home since 1996 with their primary residence in The Woodlands, but also a lovely home on Lake Conroe in Willis.

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