Candidates speak, voters can listen and decide at public forum

Candidates for various offices will address the public at an open, non-partisan forum to be held here in Atascosa County on February 13, 2012.

Are you not sure who to vote for or do you want to be present just to support the candidate you have already determined meet your qualifications? Either way, you will want to come and participate in the political process held as a community service by the Brush Country Tea Party. Please be aware that this forum is in every way non-partisan; all candidates, whether officially filed or intending to file (Democrat, Republican or Independent) were invited to participate. Just as our guests will, the individual members of the hosting Brush Country Tea Party will be deciding who will be their candidates of choice. And, you will enjoy the refreshments offered for your pleasure as you visit with the candidates, one on one, after their presentations.

Candidates who have registered to attend and speak as of this writing are as follows:

A. Sheriff of Atascosa
1. Eliseo Perez – D
1. Johnny Salazar – R
2. David Soward – R

B. Atascosa County Attorney:
1. Lucinda Vickers – D

C. Tax Assessor
1. Loretta Holley – R

D. Constable Pct 4
1. Bill Meadows – R
2. Rex Newman – R

E. Texas Senate District 21
1. Grant Rostig – R

F. Texas Congress, District 25

1. Dave Garrison- R

G. Judge, Court of Criminal
1. Justice Elsa Alcala – R

H. Justice 4th Court of Appeals 1. Steve Hilbig – R
2. Marilyn Barnard – R
3. Phylis Speedlin – R
4. Karen Angelini – R

I. State Senate, District 19
1. Michael Berlana – R

J. U.S. Congressman
Ciro Rodriguez – D

There will be a question and answer period after each candidate’s address to the assembly, as well as a one hour mixer at the conclusion of the formal presentations. This candidate forum will be held at the American Legion Hall in Jourdanton, on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. It is free to the public and the candidates alike. Mark your calendars and please come.

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