MCALLEN, Texas – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Rio Grande Guardian are excited to announce three LIVE candidate forums covering the three congressional districts based in South Texas. 

The forums, which the public can attend at no charge, take place next week. Democratic and Republican candidates will participate. 

The forum for Congressional District 15 takes place at the Mission Event Center from 6-8 pm on Feb. 8. The forum for Congressional District 34 takes place at the Harlingen Convention Center from 6-8 pm on Feb. 9. The forum for Congressional District 28 takes place at the South Texas College Starr County Campus in Rio Grande City from 6-8 pm on Feb. 10. 

There will be a meet and greet component to the events, with the public able to meet the candidates and the organizers from 5-6 pm.

Cynthia Sakulenzki, president of RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said:

“With the Rio Grande Valley’s congressional lines having been changed, the RGV Hispanic Chamber Government Committee wishes to inform the public of their choices by introducing the candidates for each of the Congressional districts based in the Valley. 

“Thus, we will be hosting three free Congressional Forums that cover Districts #15, #28, and #34. Democrats and Republicans have both been invited. 

“We are excited to have sponsors that are also interested in getting to know the candidates that will represent the Rio Grande Valley. – UTRGV, Texas Gas Service, STC, the Greater Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, and the Rio Grande Guardian.”

Rio Grande Guardian editor and publisher Steve Taylor said: “These forums are so important. There have not been many live candidate forums this primary season so this is a chance for voters to come along and see the candidates in the flesh. And, of course, two of the three seats are open, with no incumbent, so tens of thousands of voters in South Texas have brand new choices to make.”

The forums will be streamed live on Facebook by the Rio Grande Guardian.

For more information about the congressional candidate forums email: Cynthia Sakulenzki at [email protected]; or Steve Taylor at [email protected]

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above news story shows the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives. (Credit: U.S. House of Representatives).

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