2014 Elections
9:35 am
Wed February 12, 2014

GOP candidates square off in Greenville

An overflow crowd of potential voters was in attendance in downtown Greenville Monday night, to hear from many of the candidates seeking Republican Party nominations during the March 4 primary elections.

The Herald-Banner, in cooperation with the Hunt County GOP Club, sponsored a political forum inside the Landmark on Lee Street. A total of 200 chairs were set up for the audience. All of the seats were filled, while several others lined the walls of the room. The highlight of the evening was the face-off between the GOP candidates in the race for 196th District Court, the incumbent Judge Steve Tittle and the challenger, Hunt County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Andrew Bench.

The two debated issues ranging from the amount paid to court-appointed attorneys for indigent defendants, to convictions reversed and remanded on appeal.

A story concerning the race will appear in Wednesday’s Herald-Banner.

Monday night’s forum also featured the Republican candidates for State Senate District 2, including incumbent Sen. Bob Deuell, along with Mark Thompson and Bob Hall.

Most of the candidates for U.S. House of Representatives District 4 were also on hand for the forum. While the incumbent, Rep. Ralph Hall, was unable to attend, the event included challengers Lou Gigliotti, John Stacy, Brent Lawson, and John Ratcliffe. Challenger Tony Arterburn was also unable to attend.

Early voting is scheduled February 18-28.

An overflow crowd of potential voters was in attendance in downtown Greenville Monday night, to hear from many of the candidates seeking Republican Party nominations during the March 4 primary elections.

The Herald-Banner, in cooperation with the Hunt County GOP Club, sponsored a political forum inside the Landmark on Lee Street.

A total of 200 chairs were set up for the audience. All of the seats were filled, while several others lined the walls of the room.

The highlight of the evening was the face-off between the GOP candidates in the race for 196th District Court, the incumbent Judge Steve Tittle and the challenger, Hunt County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Andrew Bench.

The two debated issues ranging from the amount paid to court-appointed attorneys for indigent defendants, to convictions reversed and remanded on appeal.

A story concerning the race will appear in Wednesday’s Herald-Banner.

Monday night’s forum also featured the Republican candidates for State Senate District 2, including incumbent Sen. Bob Deuell, along with Mark Thompson and Bob Hall.

Most of the candidates for U.S. House of Representatives District 4 were also on hand for the forum. While the incumbent, Rep. Ralph Hall, was unable to attend, the event included challengers Lou Gigliotti, John Stacy, Brent Lawson, and John Ratcliffe. Challenger Tony Arterburn was also unable to attend.

Early voting is scheduled February 18-28. - See more at: http://www.heraldbanner.com/topnews/x1708324948/County-voters-hear-from-GOP-candidates#sthash.laBNf32g.dpuf