Election season is in full swing and two local Republican organizations are joining forces to give voters a chance to hear from candidates running in various races.
The Erath County Republican Party and Cross Timbers Republican Women will host a political forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at City Hall at City Limits. Doors open at 6 p.m.
George Eichenberg, chairman of the local Republican Party, said attendees will have a chance to submit written questions, but he and others will screen the questions before they are posed to the candidates.
"We want to stick with the issues," Eichenberg said.
All candidates, even those in non-contested races, will begin by introducing themselves.
Candidates in contested races who have committed to participating in the forum include:
• 11th Court of Appeals, Place 3; incumbent John Bailey and challenger Cade W. Brown
• State Representative, District 59; incumbent J.D. Sheffield and challenger Danny Pelton
• County Court at Law judge; incumbent Bart McDougal and challenger Blake Thompson
• County Commissioner, Precinct 2; incumbent Herbert Brown and challenger Albert Ray
• County Commissioner, Precinct 4; incumbent Scot Jackson and challengers Billy Van Diest and Shane Stegall.
Candidates who are unopposed but will take part include District Judge Jason Cashon, County Judge Tab Thompson, Justice of the Peace Bart Greenway, District Clerk Wanda Pringle, County Clerk Gwinda Jones and County Treasurer Donna Kelly.