A meet and greet was hosted over the weekend at The Magic Scoop in Sulphur Springs for Lou Antonelli, who is the Libertarian candidate running for Texas 4th Congressional District seat, a seat held by John Ratcliffe until he was confirmed as the Director of National Intelligence.
Antonelli faces Democrat Russell Foster and Republican Pat Fallon, who currently serves Senate District 30 and was elected last month by a Republican Congressional District Executive Committee to replace Ratcliffe on the November ballot, in the November election for District 4.
Antonelli lives in Clarksville in Red River County, where he and his wife own The Clarksville Times. He is the managing editor, and has been a community journalist for 40 years.
He told KSST he chose Sulphur Springs to start holding events due to it’s location in the middle of Congressional District 4, which spans from Collin County to Texarkana.
Antonelli said he wants to bring fresh blood to the political system and, if elected, plans to serve one term in office. He said he believes in the Libertarian platform of limited government, including lower taxation, and less government infringement on personal liberties.