Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 31, 2013

College group hosting forum for governor's candidates

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — A governor’s candidate’s forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Cook Center in Corsicana on the Navarro College campus.

Already confirmed to appear are Republican Lisa Fritsch, a conservative talk radio show host, Libertarian Kathie Glass, who also ran in 2010, and Republican Tom Pauken, former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, and former Workforce Commissioner; as well as representatives for Greg Abbott, the Republican attorney general, and Wendy Davis, the Democratic state senator.

The gubernatorial election will be in November 2014, and it is the first time in 24 years that there aren’t any incumbents running for the office. Current Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in the state’s history, has announced he will not run again for the office. And Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has said he will not seek the seat.

The event is free and open to the public, but because there are only 350 seats available, people are asked to RSVP to (903) 875-7713. The event is being sponsored by the Navarro College TRiO Helping Hands. TRiO is national agency dedicated to assisting students who are first-generation college students or who have financial need. Helping Hands is a local chapter.

The goal of the forum is to give the community and college students some insight into where the various candidates stand on the issues, according to DeMarcus Alford, one of the students organizing the forum.

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