Meet your candidates Oct. 22 at Pleasanton River Park



Come engage with the candidates who will be your public servants!

The Pleasanton Express will be hosting a 2020 General Election Candidate Forum, Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park under the pavilion.

I hope the community who feels safe outside in a group environment will come participate in this political forum. This is an opportunity to come meet and greet your candidates in person. Hear your candidates share their platforms. If you are undecided, come and decide. Want to show support for candidates? Come out and share your support. Have questions? This is your time to ask in a friendly and open environment.

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 Rebeca 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)

For those that do not feel comfortable attending in person due to COVID-19, the Pleasanton Express will be streaming the interviews on our Facebook, Thursday night from 6-8 p.m. The videos will be available on the Pleasanton Express YouTube channel beginning Friday, Oct. 23.

Texas is shattering Early Voting records. Our county has had a very strong turnout. Come out and meet these candidates that will govern our community. Then, if you have not voted, go vote early and avoid the lines.

Early Voting for the Nov. 3, 2020, Election runs through Oct. 30, 2020, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Countywide voting allows you to vote at any of the following polling locations throughout Atascosa County: Atascosa County Annex II Building, 914 Main St. in Jourdanton; Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Building, 1567 FM 3175 in Lytle; Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Building, 744 Hwy. 281 South in Pleasanton; and Poteet EMS Building, 551 Broadway St. in Poteet. Extended hours are on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m and Oct. 27 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

“The right of voting is the primary right by which other rights are protected …” – Thomas Paine

NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is the Publisher and Managing Editor of the Pleasanton Express. You may reach her at

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