Wimberley Democrats to hold forum with 16 national, state and county candidates

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This Sunday, 16 Democrats running for state, local and federal elections will gather in Wimberley for a candidate forum.

Held at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12, Wimberley, the candidate forum is being held in partnership with Wimberley Indivisible—a grassroots organization whose mission is to educate, inspire, mobilize and give voice to our members to restore the principles of truth, social justice, environmental stewardship and financial responsibility to government at all levels—the Hays County Democratic Party and Our Revolution Hays County, which aims to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate the political consciousness.

Candidates for federal, state, and county positions will introduce themselves and answer questions
from the audience. The forum will be a moderated and timed to allow voters to evaluate each candidate.

The forum will be held from 2-5 p.m.

Candidates participating in the forum include the following:

U.S. House District 25

  • Julie Oliver
  • Chetan Panda
  • Kathi Thomas
  • Chris Peri
  • West Hansen

State Senate District 25

  • Steve Kling
  • Jack Guerra

Texas House District 45

  • Erin Zweiner
  • Les Carnes
  • Rebecca Bell-Metereau

Hays County Judge

  • Ruben Becerra
  • Abel Velasquez

Hays County Clerk

  • Elaine Cardenas

Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner

  • Jimmy Alan Hall

Hays County Democratic Party Chair

  • Rodrigo Amaya
  • Donna Haschke

The primaries are March 6. Early voting begins Feb. 20 and ends March 2. The voter registration deadline is Feb. 5.

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Marie Albiges
Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.
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