HARLINGEN, Texas – Raise Your Hand Texas is hosting candidate forum in Harlingen on Oct. 20.

The forum, to be held at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce, will feature the candidates running for Senate District 27 and House District 37. 

The SD 27 candidates are Adam Hinojosa, a Republican, and Morgan LaMantia, a Democrat. The HD 37 candidates are Janie Lopez, a Republican, and Luis Villarreal, a Democrat.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The forum will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Raise Your Hand Texas (RYHT) will livestream the forum on its Facebook page.

“Our For The Future Candidate Events focus exclusively on public education issues and on candidates for the Texas Legislature, which plays a huge role in shaping the requirements and resources of every public school in Texas,” RYHT said. “All candidates on the ballot are invited to participate, and no candidate is endorsed.”

The RYHT website explains what the nonprofit is all about:

“The future of Texas – our economy, communities, and citizenry – depends on how well we prepare our students today. All students deserve a level playing field and equal access to a quality public education. We believe our public schools represent our greatest hope for educating and preparing all 5+ million Texas students for the future,” the website states.

For more information about the Harlingen forum email Giovanni Escobedo at: [email protected].

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