Meet the candidates at TWO town hall-style forums in Floresville
Plan now to meet the candidates in contested local races during the first of TWO live forums, hosted by the Wilson County News.
Both will take place in the American Legion Hall in downtown Floresville.
These moderated events will include a brief introduction of all candidates (about 2 minutes each), followed by several questions for each candidate’s response. Individual responses will be limited to 3 minutes. This is NOT a debate. If time permits, questions may be invited from the audience
The first forum, set for Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., will feature candidates for 81st Judicial District attorney, Wilson County sheriff, and constables for Precincts 1 and 2. All candidates on the ballot, and current office-holders, are welcome to attend.
A second forum will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. for candidates for Floresville City Council and mayor. Questions will be sent to them in the near future.
District attorney candidates have been asked:
•Citizens with concerns about open meetings violations by school boards, city councils, and other elected bodies are directed to the DA for investigation/redress. How will your office handle such requests for investigation? How will you communicate with citizens (complainants) about these cases, and their progress or lack of?
•The county has had a number of vehicular homicides involving alcohol. Citizens have raised concerns about the perceived lack of substantial jail time or punishment in such cases. How will your office pursue these? What do you consider a “just” outcome in such cases?
Sheriff candidates will respond to:
•A trusty on work detail from the jail carjacked and injured a citizen, and escaped custody of the WCSO. Describe how you will manage a trusty program, what kind of inmates will participate, the vetting process, and security measures to ensure public safety.
•Many area law-enforcement agencies -- including small municipal police departments -- utilize COPsync or similar technology, and all patrol vehicles are equipped with computers to readily access such systems, which allow officers on patrol to access -- in a timely manner -- background information, warrants, and other items that help identify persons of interest, risks, and safety issues for officers on the scene. What technology does the WCSO employ? What plans do you have to improve or address this?
Candidates for constable have been asked:
•Describe the role of Constable in Wilson County as you understand it. How do you compare this to the same role in other Texas counties? Would you change the role you seek? Describe how and why.
--Learn more about the candidates in contested races at wilsoncountynews.com/articles.php?c=62&n=special-section
--Early voting, see wilsoncountynews.com/75320
--List of candidates at wilsoncountynews.com/75321
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