Rockwall mayoral candidate debate set April 19

ROCKWALL – A political debate between Rockwall’s three mayoral candidates, Glen Farris (left), David Sweet and Sam Buffington (no photo available), will be hosted by The Rockwall News, Tuesday, April 19, from 8-9 pm, at the Rockwall High School cafeteria.

Buffington is a former three-term City Council Member. Farris and Sweet are currently two-term Council members who are vacating their seats to run for Mayor.

The format will allow each candidate to make opening and closing remarks, plus answer three pre-selected questions provided to the candidates ahead of time.  A fourth question will also be asked, requiring an on-the-spot response from each candidate to the same question which they will not be given ahead of time.

Norma Valles, managing partner of Rockwall’s new El Cayote Rojo “Tex-Mex” restaurant in Old Town Rockwall, will sing two patriotic songs to help start the event. She has sung the national anthem at Dallas Mavericks games, numerous other events, plus produced several CDs to raise funds for U.S. troops.

Prior to the mayoral candidate debate, beginning at 7 pm, RISD Board of Trustees candidates Stephanie Adams, incumbent Dr. Stan Lowrance  and Randy Oakes will also debate issues pertinent to the school district.

Election day is Saturday, May 14. Early voting runs from May 2-10.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher


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