The two candidates for the Republican nomination for Burnet County judge, incumbent James Oakley (left) and challenger Doak Field, will answer audience questions in a forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Reed Building, 402 E. Jackson in Burnet. Tickets are $10 and include a spaghetti dinner. Courtesy photos
The two candidates for the Republican nomination for Burnet County judge will meet in a debate-like forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Reed Building, 402 E. Jackson in Burnet. Cost to attend is $10 per person. The event includes a spaghetti dinner cooked by volunteers with the Burnet County GOP.
“We had so much interest in this event, we had to move it to a bigger venue,” said Kara Chasteen, Burnet County Republican Party president.
Attendees can submit questions on a card as they enter the event. The cards will be put in a box and pulled out one by one to present to the candidates, who will be given about a minute each to answer.
“If anyone has additional questions, they can stay after and talk to the candidates individually,” Chasteen said. “It’s not guaranteed all the questions submitted will be asked. We won’t have time.”
The event is the quarterly meeting of the Burnet County Republican Party, which normally features a speaker. It is one of several candidate forums that Burnet County Republicans have planned prior to the March 1 primary election.