Taylor Daily Press Story On Last Night's Forum
The TDP has the write-up, Candidates address issues at forum
All candidates made statements, and a question-and-answer session was held featuring candidates running for Williamson County judge and Pct. 4 commissioner, all of whom were present for the forum
"The precinct's population is growing, and that means more diversity," Mireles said. "We have to work at reaching out and bringing people into the process."
Mireles cited his experience as a board member on the Round Rock Independent School District in addressing the county's issuance of debt through certificates of obligation.
"You have to make proposals and build consensus first, then proceed," Mireles said.
An R even had to take a swipe at the TTC, is the pressure building?
Ron Morrison of Round Rock said he supports voter approval for issuance of county debt unless it's an extreme emergency, and he also addressed the plans for the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC), the large-scale, toll-based highway and rail system now on the drawing board.
"I want to work with the powers that be not to let the TTC cover our best farmland," Morrison said
Look out if you don't have what Ron Morrison considers the "best farmland". From the story it seems like it was a good event. The Democrats showed up very well it looks like:
Also making brief statements at the forum were Republican John Carter, the U.S. Representative from District 31, and his Democratic party opponent Mary Beth Harrell.
Tony Dale, a candidate for the State Board of Education, was represented by Bill Fairbrother, the Williamson County Republican Party chairman. Martin Tomin, the Libertarian candidate for the position, gave a brief statement.
Jim Stauber, a Democrat who is running for state representative in District 20, spoke to the audience. He is opposed by Republican Dan Gattis.
Candidates in the Republican Primary for the District 52 seat in the Texas House of Representatives, Mike Krusee and Barbara Samuelson, provided remarks, along with Karen Felthauser, who is running for the seat in the Democratic party primary.
Also making statements were Jim Coronado, Democratic candidate for the Third Court of Appeals Place 2, and Democrats Bree Buchanan (Place 6), Mina Brees (Place 5), and Diane Henson (Place 3).
All the Democratic Court of Appeals candidates, that's impressive. If anyone was there and has more info on the forum please leave a comment, we'd love to read it.