Political debate, candidate forum scheduled in April for County mayoral, RISD, Council candidates

ROCKWALL – A non-partisan Rockwall Mayoral Debate, Rockwall ISD Candidate Debate and a City Council Candidate Forum for all Rockwall County candidates will be hosted by Tuesday, April 19 and 26, at Rockwall High School to help voters select which candidates for whom to vote in the May 14 municipal and school board elections in Rockwall, Heath, Fate and Rowlett.

There are no contested elections this year in either Royse City or McClendon Chisholm.

The first event, April 19, 7-8 pm, will feature a debate between the three Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees candidates – incumbent dentist Dr. Stan Lowrance, realtor Stephanie Adams and technical project manager Randy Oakes.

Adams and Oakes have thus far agreed to attend. A reply from Dr. Lowrance is expected soon.

From 8-9 pm will be the Rockwall mayoral debate between former Rockwall Councilman Sam Buffington and two current two-term Council members, Glen Farris and David Sweet.

All three have agreed to participate.

The debate will include a moderator and panel of three Rockwall citizens to ask questions of the candidates. Questions will be provided to the candidates at least one week in advance so they can prepare. Final rules are still being determined.

The City Council Candidate Forum for all 23 candidates now running for nine seats will be April 26, 7-9 pm. Many have already accepted the invitation to take five minutes each to introduce themselves, plus answer a few general questions from a panel of area residents organized by

There are nine candidates running for three Rockwall Council seats, two running against each other in Fate, four running for two seats in Heath and eight competing for three seats in Rowlett.

Citizens may submit questions they would like candidates to be asked by submitting them to via the Contact page, or by calling publisher J.J. Smith at 214-317-1718.

Local businesses or organizations may also help co-sponsor the events.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher


1 Response for “Political debate, candidate forum scheduled in April for County mayoral, RISD, Council candidates”

  1. Kenna Erkelens says:

    I would like to know each candidates policy on immigration and refugee criteria, without the ‘Politically correct overtures’. Our world is changing radically are oue lefties?

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