Sam Houston Tea Party will host three dates for Candidate Forum/Debates before the Primary Elections on March 1, 2016.
Questions from the community for each of the debates can be submitted through the Tea Party website.
Use the “Contact Us” form to submit questions. Walker County citizens can gain candidate information on the Home Page of the website and by attending the Candidate Forums/Debates in January and February. Candidate contact information is available on the website for direct contact with the candidates.
Former Texas Representative, John Otto, has retired from the Texas House and will no longer represent Walker, San Jacinto and Liberty counties. A debate will be held on Tuesday, January 19th for the six candidates running for Texas House of Representatives, District 18 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Katy and E. Don Walker Education Center at 1402 19th Street. Candidates J. Turner and James Morrison are from Walker County, Ernest Bailes and Van Brookshire live in San Jacinto County and Wesley Hinch and Keith Strahan represent Liberty County. The debate will be moderated by Dwayne Wright, San Jacinto County Republican Chairman. Questions from the community for this event should be submitted by January 14th.
On Saturday, January 30th a Step Up Texans 2016 event will be held at Alpha Omega Academy beginning with a Bar B Que Lunch from 11:00 am to noon followed by an hour long debate with the four candidates for U.S. Congress-House of Representatives, District 8. Congressman Kevin Brady, a twenty-five year plus politician, is being challenged again by former Marine Craig McMichael, who pulled 32% of the vote across District 8 in 2012. In addition, Lt. Colonel Andre Dean ,from Madisonville, and Steve Toth ,former Texas House Representative from the Woodlands, are also challenging Brady for the U.S Congress, District 8 seat. Beginning at 2:00, ten candidates running for Texas Railroad Commission have been invited to answer community questions. At 3:00 pm , a Forum with candidates for Supreme Court Justice and Judges for Court Criminal Appeals will focus on questions related to state-wide elected judicial positions.
On Thursday evening, February 11th, Alpha Omega Academy, 3891 Hwy. 30 West, will be the site for the final set of candidate debates. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be candidates debates for Walker County Commissioner, Precincts 1 and 3 and Constable, Precinct 2. Also, two candidates for Chairperson, Walker County Republican Party have been invited to answer questions.