The Montgomery County Eagle Forum will host five public candidate forums throughout January and February, to educate voters countywide leading up to the 2018 election.

The MCEF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in November 2008 with the goal of educating, motivating and activating citizens to promote voter engagement.

All forums will take place in the Shenandoah City Council Chambers, located at 29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah, and will be free and open to the public. According to the MCEF, all candidates have been contacted and invited to attend.

The scheduled forums are as follows:

Jan. 4
District Judge, 284th Judicial District (6:30 p.m.)
Kristin Bays
Jo Anne “Jo” Linzer

State Representative, District 15 (7:45 p.m.)
Steve Toth
Jackie Waters

Jan. 11
Montgomery County Clerk (6:30 p.m.)
Jeanie Stewart
Mark Turnbull*

Montgomery County Commissioner, Precinct 4 (7:45 p.m.)
Bog Bagley
Jim Clark*
James Metts

Jan. 18
Montgomery County Treasurer (6:30 p.m.)
Melanie Bush
Stephanne Davenport*

Montgomery County Judge (7:45 p.m.)
Craig Doyal*
Mark Keough

Jan. 25
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 (6:30 p.m.)
Jason Dunn
Ronald Willingham

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 (7:45 p.m.)
Matt Beasley
Ronnie Yeates
Daniel Zientek

Feb. 1
Montgomery County District Clerk (6:30 p.m.)
Cynthia Jamieson
Melisa Miller

Montgomery County Commissioner, Precinct 2 (7:45 p.m.)
Brian Dawson
Greg Parker
Charlie Riley*

For more information, click here or call Betty Anderson at 281-364-8778.

*indicates incumbent candidate