Election season is in full bloom with a crop of candidate forums popping up in Burnet and Llano counties. Candidates in key races in the March 5 primaries have already participated in several forums, but more are on the schedule before Election Day. Many of the Republican nominees will likely end up in office come 2025 due to a lack of Democratic opposition.
Below are a list of upcoming forums with times, dates, locations, and invited candidates.
Hosted by the Burnet County Republican Women. RSVPs required through the BCRW website to ensure space. Three candidates are vying for the position of tax assessor-collector: Susan Allen, Adrienne Feild, and Deanne Fisher. The tax assessor-collector is responsible for the assessment of property values in the county and collecting ad valorem taxes from residents.
Hosted by the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce. Features appearances from GOP candidates Hatch Smith and Wes Virdell. Each will give a 10-minute introduction. Following the intros, they will visit with attendees. This will be the first public appearance for both candidates in the same place in Llano County.
Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight Lane in Horseshoe Bay
Follows the regular meeting of the Star Republican Women. The forum will host candidates from the following races: House District 53, district attorney, Llano County sheriff, and justice of the peace Precinct 1.