DEBATE VIDEO: LWV 2018 Hays County Primary Election Debate

DEBATE VIDEO: LWV 2018 Hays County Primary Election Debate

The Hays County League of Women Voters held their Primary Debate on Monday for Hays County Candidates…


The Hays County League of Women Voters held their Primary Debate on Monday for Hays County Candidates.

The candidates running for the following offices were invited

  • County Judge
  • County Commissioner Precinct 3 and 4
  • Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 2
  • Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
  • County Court-at-Law Judge No. 2
  • District Judge 428th Judicial District



Hays County candidates in contested races in the primary election discussed their qualifications for office and answered questions from the League and the audience. Candidates, who are running unopposed, greeted citizens and distributed campaign literature before and after the debate.

Citizens were encouraged to attend the debate to learn of issues important to the Hays County community. Kaylene Ray was the moderator. The event was coordinated by LWV event coordinator Jeannie Lewis.

Earlier candidates received questionnaires prepared by the League of Women Voters. Their responses will be published in the Voters Guide, which is available to the public here and on the LWV’s website.

Citizens are encouraged to use the non-partisan online guide to voting, Vote Upon entering a home address, a citizen can view and compare the candidates’ responses for a  particular voting precinct.

Known as the League of Women Voters of Hays County these days, the League is a non-partisan organization open to both women and men dedicated to voter awareness and education.

The League believes in the representative form of government and individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States.  A guiding principle of the League is that  “government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen’s right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible.”

In addition to the Debate, the League will hold a Forum for District and State Primary Candidates.  That Forum is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Activity Center.

In-person early voting begins Tuesday Feb. 20 and ends Friday, March 2.  Election date for the Primary is Tuesday, March 6.

For more information about the League or the Debate, contact Jeannie Lewis at or (512) 353-2872.

Hays County League of Women Voters Primary Election Debate 2018


09:15:10                 District Judge, 428th Judicial District

Republican Candidates
Bill Henry Incumbent

16:10:00                 Judge, County Court at Law

Republican Candidates
David S. Glickler Incumbent
Christopher Johnson

38:24:06               Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2

Democrat Candidates
Maggie Hernandez Moreno Incumbent
Lisa Hernandez DeLeon

57:53:02               Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

Republican Candidates
Robert Avera
John Burns

01:10:00:24        Hays County Commissioner Precinct 3 – Unexpired Term

Republican Candidates
Lon A. Shell
Colin McFerrin

01:34:19:03        Hays County Commissioner Precinct 4

Republican Candidates
Jimmy Skipton
Walt Smith

01:59:52:26        Hays County Judge

Democrat Candidates
Ruben Becerra
Abel Velasquez


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