RWOYA announces upcoming candidate forums in Yoakum


In keeping with the mission of educating the voting public, the Republican Women of the Yoakum Area are providing two opportunities for Republican candidates to meet and speak to the voters.

Forums are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Yoakum Community Center, 105 Huck St., Yoakum. Local candidates will be invited to participate in “meet and greets” at both forums.

Jan. 13 forum

Candidates will set up tables at 4 p.m. and doors open to the public at 5 p.m. There will be a meet and greet the candidates with light refreshments available from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The forum with questions begins at 6 p.m. for state and federal candidates, while local candidates will be recognized.

Invitations for participation in the forum have been sent to contested candidates for state and federal offices. Regional, district and local candidates have been invited to participate in the meet and greet.

State and federal candidates for U.S. District House 27 and State Representatives District 30 and other state candidates have confirmed. They will speak and be asked questions by a moderator.

Campaign, materials and signs will be available at federal, state and local candidates’ tables.

Feb. 7 forum

Local candidates from DeWitt, Lavaca, and Gonzales counties will have a second opportunity to meet and greet the voters. They will also be given an opportunity to make opening and closing statements and receive a limited number of questions from a moderator at the forum program, scheduled for Feb. 7. Time schedule will be the same as the Jan. 13 forum.