One more look at candidates forum

You’re a devoted follower of public policy, particularly local public policy.

You want to know who are the people who seek to govern your state, your county, perhaps even represent you in the halls of Congress.

Furthermore, you know that public television has broadcast some forums that enable candidates for these offices to present themselves to you, to seek your endorsement — meaning your vote. You’ve missed the forums.

Do you want another chance to see these people, to size them up and decide who among them gets your vote? Of course you do.

You’re in luck. Panhandle PBS is going to present three important candidate forums once more prior to the March 4 primary election, set for next Tuesday.

These forums will air on Panhandle PBS on Thursday beginning at 8 p.m. Two of the three forums will elect the individuals. The third one will nominate someone from the Republican Party primary. The nominee then will face a Democratic opponent in the fall.

At 8 p.m. the three GOP candidates for the 13th Congressional District face off. They are Mac Thornberry, Pam Barlow and Elaine Hays. Democratic candidate Mike Minter awaits the winner of this primary.

At 8:30 p.m., two men running for Texas Senate District 31 answer questions from a panel of journalists. They are Kel Seliger and Mike Canon.

At 9 p.m., five individuals seeking to become the next Potter County judge will take part in a 60-minute question-and-answer session from the journalists. They are Nancy Tanner, Debra McCartt, Bill Bandy, Bill Sumerford and Jeff Poindexter.

For those who take government, politics and public policy seriously, this is your chance.

Tune in Thursday night for one more look at the candidates.

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