Meet Georgetown candidates ahead of May 4 election at these local forums


Several organizations in Georgetown are hosting candidate forums to give constituents the opportunity to meet and ask questions to those running for local office.

Georgetown City Council has six candidates running for three seats with incumbent John Hesser and Michael Triggs running for District 3, incumbent Steve Fought and Joe Reedholm for District 4 and incumbent Tommy Gonzalez and Jaquita Wilson for District 7.

Georgetown ISD has five candidates running for three seats with current President Scott Stribling running unopposed in Place 1, Brian Ortego and Elizabeth McFarland running for Place 2 and incumbent Andy Webb and Jennifer Wood running for Place 3.

Here is where you can meet and learn about the candidates:

Sunday, April 7

All 70 candidates in Williamson County have been invited to this bipartisan forum. The event is hosted by the Democratic Women of Williamson County. 4-6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown.

Monday, April 8

The Georgetown Neighborhood Alliance hosts a City Council candidate forum for District 7. The two candidates running are incumbent Tommy Gonzalez and Jaquita Wilson. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Community room in the Georgetown Parks & Recreation Administration Office, 1101 N. College St., Georgetown.

Thursday, April 11

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce hosts a local forum with City Council and Georgetown ISD candidates. Each candidate will have a two-minute introduction period followed by moderated questions as well as selected questions submitted by audience members. 6-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber Way, Georgetown. 512-930-3535.

Early voting begins April 22 and runs through April 30. Election day is May 4.

If you know of other forums to be added to this list, please email the details to

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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