Candidates’ forum scheduled Monday at Brady High School

Giving McCulloch County citizens a chance to get a closer look at how the upcoming election will affect them on a local level, a forum featuring six candidates in three separate elections will be presented at Brady High School on Monday, Oct. 23, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the BHS U.S. History classes and Chuck Bailey, the forum will feature the candidates in the races for McCulloch County Attorney, McCulloch County Commissioner Pct. 3 and Texas State Representative for District 54. The candidates in each of these races are scheduled to attend. These candidates are Ginger Treadwell and Ed Carrithers for County Attorney, Dick Marsden and Nelson Solsbery for County Commissioner and Suzanna Gratia-Hupp and Don Armstrong for State Representative. County Clerk Tina Smith will open the forum with a brief discusson of the position of running as a write-in candidate, the early voting procedures and voting protocol for election day. Deena Moore will also address the students in attendance to inform them of the proper voter registration requirements and procedures. According to Bailey, the format of the forum will be designed for each speaker to be allowed eight minutes in which they may present his/her views and opinions. A time-limited question and answer session will follow the last speaker. The forum is open to the public and members of the BHS student body will attend by invitation only. Political party chairpersons for McCulloch County will be in attendance and will also be recognized. A list of possible discussion topics includes individual candidate agendas, community impact, county concerns, crime and prosecution, education/vouchers, environment/ Texas’ resources, experience, family violence, federal obscenity laws/ pornography, future of Texas, presidential race, RU-486 abortion pill, school prayer, school violence, state health/ dental insurance, taxes. Refreshments and a chance to personally meet each candidate will immediately follow the forum.

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