Cameron County Democratic Party invites public to forum

BROWNSVILLE — The Cameron County Democratic Party is inviting the public to listen to the runoff candidates’ positions before the May 24 election in an event Thursday evening at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Pub and Event Center, 1801 Veterans Blvd.

The event will give voters an opportunity to make an informed decision about who they want in office, said Amber Medina, chair of the Cameron County Democratic Party.

“I would just encourage people to come to the forum to give themselves an opportunity to go to the polls as an informed and educated voter,” Medina said.

“You can hear each candidate speak to the issues at hand and see which candidate you wish to support.”

Each candidate will be posed three questions. The questions are broad and should give people a better perspective of what the candidate stands for.

“They are tailored to each race,” Medina said.

Candidates will be given a 30-second opening statement, a two-minute response to each question, and a one-minute closing statement.

The forum should be about an hour and a half long, Medina said.

The candidates in the county judge race, county commissioner Precinct 1 race, the county Court-at-Law races and the county constable race will all be present.

The exception is Cameron County Precinct 2 Constable candidate Pete Avila Jr., who may not be able to attend due to a family emergency.