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Local Democrats to hold candidate forum


Members of the Bandera County Democratic Club and area Democrats will host a Democratic Candidates’ Forum, beginning at noon, Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Bandera Electric Cooperative Community Room, 3172 Highway 16 North.
The forum, set in preparation for the Tuesday, March 1, Democratic Primary, will feature Ananda Tomas, regional director of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign; a representative from the Hillary Clinton campaign; and Tejas Vakil and Tom Wakely, who are both challenging incumbent Lamar Smith for United States House of Representatives District 21.
State level candidates will include Stephanie Locte Ertel for Texas House District 53; Lynn Oliver, Texas Board of Education Region 1; and Cody Garrett, Texas Railroad Commissioner. These candidates will speak during the second session of the program.
The public is invited and encouraged to bring questions for the candidates. The doors will open at 11:15 for refreshments and a meet and greet with the forum set for noon.