LWV candidates’ debate scheduled for Monday

Candidates for the upcoming Hays County Primary Election will be featured in a public debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Hays County. The debate will be Monday, Feb. 12, at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins Street, at 6:30 p.m.

Candidates in the Hays County Primaries who have been invited to speak are candidates for County Judge, County Commissioner Precinct 3 and 4, Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 2, Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, County Court-at-Law Judge No. 2, and District Judge 428th Judicial District.

Candidates in contested races will discuss their qualifications for the office and answer questions prepared by the League and from the audience. Candidates in uncontested races will be able to meet and greet potential voters and distribute campaign literature before and after the debate.

The debate will be video recorded and provided to all local news media. It will be available for viewing online a few days following the debate.

Jeannie Lewis, debate coordinator, encourages all concerned residents to attend the debate to be informed of issues important to the Hays Country community. Debate moderator is Kaylene Ray.

Earlier candidates received questionnaires prepared by the League of Women Voters. Their responses will be published in the Voters Guide, which will be available to the public and is included in this edition of the San Marcos Daily Record.

Residents are also encouraged to use the non-partisan online guide to voting, Vote 411.org. Upon entering a home address, a resident can view and compare the candidates’ responses for a particular voting precinct.

Previously known as San Marcos League of Women Voters, the League is a nonpartisan organization open to both women and men dedicated to voter awareness and education.

The League believes in the representative form of government and individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States. A guiding principle of the League is that “government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen’s right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible.”

In addition to the debate, the League will hold a Forum for District and State Primary Candidates. That forum is scheduled for Th ursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Activity Center.

In-person early voting begins Tuesday Feb. 20 and ends Friday, March 2. Election date for the primary is Tuesday, March 6.

See the League’s Voters Guide for the location of local polling places, which may differ from past elections.

For more information about the League or the debate, contact Lewis by email or 512-353-2872.

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