Burnet County Democratic Club Hosts the Candid Candidate Series

Burnet County Democratic Club Hosts the Candid Candidate Series

Beginning Sunday, September 13, BCDCTX will host a virtual town hall with select candidates running for office in Texas. The town halls will be held via Zoom and Facebook Live. Registration information can be found at bcdctx.org.

BCDCTX Multi-Media Manager Christine Bowman is excited to bring this informative event to anyone who wants to know the candidates on their November ballot.

“It’s 2020. We’ve moved from door knocking and campaign rallies to virtual events. We are making it easy for Burnet County voters to tune in and meet our candidates,” stated Bowman.

The series will lead off with Texas Ra ilroad Commission nominee Chrysta Castañeda. Castañeda is facing off against oil and gas businessman Jim Wright, who is currently involved in lawsuits and environmental violations regarding oil and gas waste disposal in South Texas. Castañeda, an engineer and attorney focusing on oil and gas litigation, stands for clean air and protecting our environment while enforcing the current laws regulating the oil and gas industry. 

On September 20, Julie Oliver, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 25 will join the BCDCTX town hall. Oliver is opposing four-term incumbent Roger Williams, who is embroiled in controversy over the Paycheck Protection Program.  “I am running for Congress because Austin and Central Texas deserve a representative who will show up, listen to those she serves, and work for all of us,” Oliver said.

Next up will be Texas House District 20 candidate Jessica Tiedt on September 27. She is vying for the seat held by Terry Wilson. Tiedt is campaigning with a focus on infrastructure, rural broadband internet access, and reform in our elections, health care, and cannabis laws.  Above all, she believes in the promise of progress and is working to bring that to our community.

Finally, BCDCTX presents “Here Come the Judges” to wrap up the series on October 4with a panel of Texas judicial nominees. The panel will include nominees for the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Texas Third District Court of Appeals. 

“Join us for this educational and fun event on Sunday afternoons at 4pm from the comfort of your home. Wine, cheese, and fruit allowed,” added Bowman.

Follow BCDCTX on Twitter and Instagram and visit bcdctx.org for voter information. BCDCTX meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month via Zoom.  The meetings and the Candid Candidate Series are open to anyone who supports Democratic ideals.

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