An upcoming free event will give prospective voters a chance to hear from Bell County’s political candidates.

The League of United Latin American Citizens-Herencia Council No. 4297 and the Stars and Stripes Exchange Club will host the forum at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Killeen Community Center.

Invitations have been given to every Bell County candidate for this year’s elections, said AnaLuisa Carrillo-Tapia, district director of Central Texas LULAC District 17.

So far, three candidates have confirmed they will attend the event at 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. They are:

  • Julie Oliver, Democrat candidate for U.S. Representative, District 25
  • AJ Torres, Republican candidate for Precinct 4 Constable
  • Calvin Brow, Democrat candidate for Precinct 4 Constable

One of the Democrat candidates for U.S. Representative, District 31, Christine Eady Mann, will not be present but will have a representative read a statement, Carrillo-Tapia said.

The forum will be conducted in a Q&A format, moderated by the two organizations.

All candidates will be given an opportunity to respond to questions that are posed.

LULAC-Herencia Council No. 4297 and Stars and Stripes Exchange Club are nonprofit organizations that promote voter registration and voter turnout.


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