Austin County GOP kicked off the 2018 primary season Jan. 4, with its first candidate forum for the five Republican candidates for State Representative House District 13 at Tony’s Family Restaurant in Sealy. Candidates are Ben Leman of Grimes County, Daniel McCarthy of Washington County, Marc S. Young of Austin County, David K. Stall of Fayette County and Jill Wolfskill of Austin County. The order of appearance was determined “Texas style” by drawing a domino. Richard Whitmore II served as moderator and Becky Berger was the timekeeper.
A crowd of 55 packed the meeting room at Tony’s Famiyy Style Restaurant. Also in attendance were Austin County incumbents/candidates County Judge Tim Lapham, County Court at Law Judge Dan Leedy, County Treasurer Bryan Haevischer and Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Bernice Burger.
Each candidate was allowed five minutes to address the crowd followed by a brisk and thorough question and answer period.
Please check the papers and emails for notices of other candidate forums throughout the district, Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca and Washington counties.
On Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Austin County GOP will host a candidate forum in Bellville at the historic Turnverein at the Austin County Fairgrounds.