As the October 9th Hopkins-Rains Retired School Personnel candidate forum focused on Public Education approaches, Texas State Senate District 2 incumbent Republican Bob Hall has announced that he or a representative of his campaign will be present. The event features candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Texas District 2 State Senator, and Texas District 2 Representative. A meet the candidates begin at 5:30 and candidates will speak in turn beginning at 6 p.m. at Sulphur Springs City Hall Council Room.
Each candidate will be given 10 minutes to present their views regarding public education. Order for speakers will be Representative, Senate, and Lt. Governor. Following the candidates presentations, a question and answer session will be conducted.
All Democrat candidates have committed to attend the forum–Mike Collier, challenger for Lieutenant Governor, Kendall Scudder, challenger for District 2 Senator, and Bill Brannon, challenger for District 2 Representative.
Incumbent Hall, a Republican, joins District 2 Representative incumbent Republican Dan Flynn in committing to attend. Republican Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has yet to respond to the invitation to attend.
The Hopkins-Rains Retired School Personnel organization is the local chapter of the Texas Retired Teachers Association.