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Forum to feature Council, mayoral candidates

Post Date:04/12/2017 9:47 AM

Voters will have an opportunity to hear from San Angelo City Council and mayoral candidates at a forum April 22 at the McNease Convention Center.

Candidates for City Council Districts 1, 4 and 6 will participate in a forum from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. Mayoral candidates will be featured from 11 a.m.-noon.

The public forums are organized by the San Angelo Standard-Times. The event will be broadcast live on SATV (Suddenlink channel 117), on cosatx.us/watch and on the City of San Angelo-Public Information Facebook page. The forum will re-air daily on SATV and will be posted on the City of San Angelo YouTube channel.

Citizens may submit questions for the forum by:

On May 6, voters in City Council Districts 2, 4 and 6 will elect representatives to serve four-year terms. Voters citywide will elect a mayor to serve a four-year term. District 1 voters will elect a representative to fill the remaining two years of an unexpired term. The candidates are: 

  • Mayor: Brenda Gunter, Charlotte Farmer, Zach Taylor, Tony Villarreal.
  • District 1: Bill Richardson, Darrin Fentress Tommy Hiebert, Anna Bartosh.
  • District 2: Tom Thompson.
  • District 4: Chris Giroux, Lucy Gonzales.
  • District 6: Rebekah Coffman, Billie F. Dewitt, Steve Hampton.

A map of the City Council districts is posted at cosatx.us/council. Determining which district one lives in can be determined by clicking the GIS map viewer on the same page.

Early voting will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24-28 and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1-2 in the Tom Green County Elections Office. Voters will have a choice of voting by paper or electronic ballot during early voting.

On Election Day, only electronic ballots will be available. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Voters may cast ballots that day at any of 18 locations, which can be found at cosatx.us/May2017, along with other election information.