Texas House District 70 candidates set for virtual forum Oct. 1

The virtual forum can be viewed for free on the Raise Your Hand Texas Advocate-Collin and Denton Counties Facebook page from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The virtual forum can be viewed for free on the Raise Your Hand Texas Advocate-Collin and Denton Counties Facebook page from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The virtual forum can be viewed for free on the Raise Your Hand Texas Advocate-Collin and Denton Counties Facebook page from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting a virtual candidate forum Oct. 1 for the Texas House of Representatives District 70 race.

State Rep. Scott Sanford, R-McKinney, and Democratic challenger Angie Bado have been invited to the free forum, which is co-sponsored by the McKinney chamber, Raise Your Hand Texas and the League of Women Voters-Collin County.

Sanford and Bado each advanced to the Nov. 3 general election after running unopposed in the March 3 party primary elections. Sanford has held the District 70 seat since 2013.

Those wishing to watch the forum can register here and view the live stream on the Raise Your Hand Texas Advocate-Collin and Denton Counties Facebook page from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Representatives from the League of Women Voters will serve as moderator for the forum.

Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election. For instructions on registering to vote in Collin County, click here.


The Collin County early voting hours for the Nov. 3 election will be:

• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13-16;

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 17;

• 1-6 p.m. Oct. 18;

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 19-24;

• 1-6 p.m. Oct. 25; and

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-30.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Click here for Collin County polling locations.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is editor of the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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