Candidate forums planned for Magnolia City Council, Magnolia ISD races


As the early voting period approaches April 22-30, multiple candidate forums are scheduled in Magnolia featuring candidates running for Magnolia City Council and the Magnolia ISD board of trustees. Election day is May 4.

Magnolia City Council

The Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce and the Voter Awareness Council will co-host a candidate forum Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Candidates running for Position 2—incumbent John Bramlett and candidate Matthew “Doc” Dantzer—as well as Position 3 candidates—incumbent Richard Carby and candidate Jon O’Der—have been invited to the forum, according to an April 1 news release from VAC. Unopposed candidate Daniel Miller for Position 1 has also been invited to participate in the candidate forum.

The forum will take place at Magnolia City Hall, 18111 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia, and Community Impact Newspaper reporter Kara McIntyre will moderate the forum.

“After our very successful forums last year, we are pleased to once again be working with the Voter Awareness Council on this opportunity for our residents to gain first-hand information and input from candidates for their City Council positions,” GMPCC president Sandy Barton said.

According to the release, candidates will answer questions in a round robin question format, having the opportunity to comment on all questions.

Community members can submit questions for consideration to as well as at the beginning of the April 10 forum.

Magnolia ISD

Two Magnolia ISD candidate forums hosted by parents of Magnolia ISD students are scheduled for April 15 and April 17.

The forums include Position 1 candidates Angie Smith and Kelly McDonald, Position 2 candidates Adrian Kaiser and Sonja Ebel, and Position 3 candidates Sean Ricker and Gary Blizzard.

Community Impact Newspaper editor Anna Lotz will moderate the two forums.

A forum is scheduled on the east side of the district on April 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Bear Branch Intermediate School, located at 8040 Ken Lake Drive, Magnolia, according to event information. More information can be found here.

A second forum is scheduled on the west side of the district on April 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Magnolia Intermediate School, located at 31164 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia, according to event information. More information can be found here.

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Anna Lotz
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.
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