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Llano elections forum to feature school and city candidates


LLANO    Candidates vying for school and city positions will talk about issues in the Llano community and introduce themselves to the public during an upcoming forum.

The event on April 7 will start with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal at 6 p.m. with the forum at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 200 Legion Drive. The Llano Tea Party is hosting the event.

The election is May 7.

For Llano City Council, candidates vying for three alderman positions are John Ferguson (I), Mike Hazel, Bryan Miiller, Gail Lang (I), Sam Leverett and Mike Virdell.

Incumbent Allen Hopson did not file to run again. The top three vote-getters win the seats.

For the Llano Independent School District board of trustees, candidates are running for places 2, 6 and 7.

Place 2 candidates are Lance Dillard and Phil Hay Jr. Incumbent Cody Fly did not file to run.

In Place 6, candidates Lyn Jenkins (I) and Todd Keller are vying for the seat.

For Place 7, Jeff Kuykendall is the only candidate. Incumbent Ronnie Rudd did not file to run.

“Questions will be asked from the floor. The audience will be allowed to pass questions to the front on index cards,” said Bob Cunningham, Llano Tea Party steering committee member.

“Then, there is a certain number of questions that will come from solicitations that have occurred over the last several weeks,” he added.

Attendance is free unless visitors opt for a meal, which is $15 in advance and $17 at the door.

“It’s important for the community to attend because these candidates are making decisions for the schools and various activities the city is trying to maintain,” Cunningham said. “You’re going to be getting a good sense of their knowledge base, their experience and just how personable they are.”

To RSVP for the meal, email or call Darlene Carlson at (325) 423-2009. Reservations are requested by April 5.

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