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Local residents meet Texas House candidates at forum

Local residents meet Texas House candidates at forum
February 24
08:19 2020

About 30 local citizens turned out to meet Republican candidates vying for the Texas House District 60 position being vacated by Mike Lang on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the TSTC Technology Center. The candidate forum was sponsored by the Stephens County Republican Party.

Local residents listen as Republican House candidates field questions during the candidate forum. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Three of the four candidates running for the position, Jon Francis of Cisco, Christopher Perricone of Mineral Wells and Kellye SoRelle of Granbury, were on hand to answer questions during the forum and met with citizens before and after the questioning session. Candidate Glenn Rogers of Graford was unable to attend because of a scheduling conflict.

During the forum, which was moderated by Stephens County Judge Michael Roach, each candidate was asked eight questions about their views on issues ranging from their criteria for selecting a new Texas Speaker of the House to gun laws such as constitutional carry and Red Flag Laws. Each candidate was then given three minutes to answer each question.

Following the formal question and answer session, there was a Lighting Round question session in which Roach asked an additional 10 questions and each candidate was allowed to just answered yes or no answer on whether the candidate supported the issue he was asking about.

There have been other forums in the area that featured all four candidates. Here are links to videos from a couple of those events:

Mineral Wells – Jan. 30

Granbury – Jan. 28

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

House candidate Kellye SoRelle talks with citizens during the Republican candidate forum for the Texas House District 60 race sponsored by the Stephens County Republican Party. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Candidate Christopher Perricone speaks with citizens at the candidate forum sponsored the Stephens County Republican Party. (Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Texas House Candidate Jon Francis speaks with citizens during the Candidate Forum sponsored by the Stephens County Republican Party. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Stephens County Judge Michael Roach, at the podium, asks questions of the three candidates who participated in the Candidate Forum on Feb. 11. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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