Forum Draws Nine Texas Senate and House Candidates

Candidates at Candidate Forum

Candidates at Candidate Forum.

Coffee Party Austin and the League of Women Voters Austin Area co-hosted a Texas candidate forum on Saturday, October 13.  All candidates for Texas Senate Districts 21 and 24 and for Texas House Districts 47, 48 and 51 were invited to participate. Of the 13 candidates invited, 9 candidates participated:

  • Grant Rostig (L) for SD21
  • John Courage (D) for SD25
  • Paul Workman (R, incumbent), Chris Frandsen (D), and Nick Tanner (L) for HD47
  • Donna Howard (D, incumbent), Joe Edgar (L), and Robert Thomas (R) for HD48
  • Arthur DiBianca (L) for HD 51

The forum moderator was Jim Henson of the Texas Politics Project at UT Austin.

Videos of the candidates’ opening and closing statements, along with five questions and answers are available here.   Questions 1 through 3 were given to them in advance; questions 4 and 5 were submitted by members of the audience.

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