LWV Sets Texas SBOE Candidate Debate

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With the general election campaign moving into high gear after Labor Day, voters will have more opportunities to meet and hear from candidates. League of Women Voters of the Austin Area Education Fund and public television station KLRU in Austin already have one such event scheduled: a debate featuring candidates for the Texas State Board of Education on September 28.

Organizers have invited all candidates on the ballot for the District 5 and District 10 races.

District 5 (which stretches from San Antonio and the Hill Country to southern Travis County and up to Bell County)
Ken Mercer
, Republican (incumbent)
Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Democrat
Mark Loewe, Libertarian

District 10 (which includes northern Travis County, Williamson County and bunch of other counties between Central Texas and Houston)
Marsha Farney, Republican
Judy Jennings, Democrat
Jessica Dreesen, Libertarian

Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, will moderate the debate, which is set for 7-8 p.m. at the KLRU studios on the University of Texas campus in Austin. A press release from the League of Women Voters group says the public is welcome to attend and should be able to RSVP on the KLRU website about two weeks before debate. According to the League, the debate will be taped and broadcast by KLRU in Austin and KLRN in San Antonio before early voting begins for the Nov. 2 election.

4 Responses to “LWV Sets Texas SBOE Candidate Debate”

  1. Beverly Kurtin Says:

    Well, folks, this is off topic so hope I’ll be forgiven. I’m about to have my carotid arteries unclogged which means I’ll be unable to have my system with me so I’ll be unable to participate for awhile. My main concern is that the threat of stroke is high; been there, done that and am still recovering. Hope to see y’all in a few weeks. I’m optimistic; I’ve got the best vascular surgeon in Texas doing the work. The last cutter I had popped me loose in two days; four days later I had a MASSIVE stroke which took nearly 50 units of blood to stop the bleeding!

    At least I’ve got my new Kindle with Whisper Net so I can buy new books right from my hospital room. I WILL be back with a brain full of blood!

    Ciao…

  2. TFN Says:

    We’ll keep you in our thoughts, Beverly. Hope you’re up and at ’em soon.

  3. abb3w Says:

    Also off-topic: Texas students not doing well on first end-of-course exams.

  4. Ben Says:

    Good luck, Beverly. Hope to see you here again soon.

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