Come engage with the candidates who will be your public servants! The Pleasanton Express will be hosting a 2020 General Election Candidate Forum, October 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park under the pavilion.
The event starts at 6 p.m. Candidates will be interviewed in the order they appear below. Confirmed candidates participating include:
– U.S. Representative District 28: Congressman Henry Cuellar (D) via video, Sandra Whitten (R)
– State Senator- District 19: Senator Pete Flores (R), Roland Gutierrez (D),
– State Senator-District 21: Senator Judith Zaffirini (D) via video, Pastor Frank Pomeroy (R)
– State Representative- District 31: Rep. Ryan Guillen (D), Marian Knowlton (R)
• Chief Justice, 4th Court of Appeals: Chief Justice Rebecca Martinez (D), Renee Yanta (R)
– Atascosa County Sheriff: Sheriff David Soward (R), Rick Luna (D)
– County Commissioner- Precinct 1: Commissioner Mark Gillespie (R), David Caballero (D)
– County Constable- Precinct 3: Constable Cregg Thompson (R), Armando “Mando” Vidales (D)
Audrey Gossett Louis, 81st Judicial District Attorney, will also be present to provide the community with an update on the works of her office.
Each candidate will speak for five minutes on their platform. They will also be available at their table to speak to you personally and answer any questions you might have. We strongly encourage the community to please come show your support of your candidates. Come prepared to ask questions if you are undecided about your vote.
Each fiveminute interview will be broadcast on the Pleasanton Express Facebook immediately after its recording. The video will also be on the Pleasanton Express YouTube channel.
Admission is free and open to everyone. There is plenty of parking and the River Park is well lit and bright at night. Social distancing regulations will be followed. There will be a limited amount of chairs for seniors and those who need them. You are welcome to bring your own chairs as well. Drinking water and hand sanitizer will be made available for free. Masks will be free and available for those that would like to wear one.
Atascosa County is now a countywide voting county which means you can vote at any of the polling loca- tions listed in the graphics within this story from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended hours are on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Curbside voting is also being offered at all polling locations. Once you’ve arrived to any of the polling locations, just call the Atascosa County Elections Office at 830-769- 1472 for assistance.