The League of United Latin American Citizens Herencia Council No. 4297 will host a forum for county, state and national election candidates Feb. 1 at the Killeen Community Center.

The forum will host candidates for U.S. House District 31, Texas House District 54 and Bell County commissioner seats.

In a news release, LULAC did not say which candidates are expected to attend.

The candidates, by race, include:

U.S. House District 31 — incumbent Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock; Republican Mike Sweeney; Democrat Mike Clark; Democrat M.J. Hegar; Democrat Kent Lester and Democrat Christine Mann.

Texas House District 54 — incumbent Rep. Scott Cosper, R-Killeen; Republican Dr. Brad Buckley; Republican Larry Smith and Democrat Kathy Richerson.

Bell County commissioner, Precinct 2 — Republican incumbent Tim Brown, Republican Brit Owen and Republican Bobby Whitson.

Bell County commissioner, Precinct 4 — Republican incumbent John Fisher, Democrat John Driver and Democrat Louie Minor.

If you have a question for any candidate that you would like answered, submit it at www.lulac4297.org.

The forum is scheduled to last from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

kyleb@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

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BTW when or have there been any forums for State REP dist 55, as Killeen tx is divided by 2 state reps?


sorry posted wrong link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ThfdMtUms

The other link shows how when elected officials like Cosper hold stock in spectrum they gain monies by the new rules on net neutrality.


Sadly, if a candidate does she/he is deemed to be racist. What we need is a few local bars or other groups to get together and hold their own forums as well. This would give people more of a chance to meet all the candidates on a fair playing ground. We also need to ask KWTX to host a forum as well so that the candidates can be fuller hard, with out having their words cut off or misprinted in the news. I found that many things are shortened or not even printed in kdhnews, depending on rather or not a person buys ads with them. This I find to be high pressure sells. The NAACP also uses high pressure sells when it comes to hosting dinners during local elections. If a candidate refuses to take part, then they are once again labeled. This is unethical for one to belong to any group, no matter what the groups is to uses them for free political advertisement under the disguise of a free fair forum hosted by any group to leverage votes from their connections with a group. As you can see that last year dist 1 election was not fair and violated many rules. Here is a video, you can also see another candidate trying to get the goy before he spoke to Mrs. Teel http://www.kxxv.com/story/37342699/burger-king-explains-net-neutrality-with-whoppers?utm_content=buffercf4a8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Every election cycle, this is such a bad forum. The questions are always liberal and mostly race based and, quite frankly, ridic. At some point, candidates just need to have the courage to refuse to participate in race-based events.

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