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February 11th, 2010
View stream of Thursday night LWV debate

STAFF REPORT

Candidates for contested Hays County offices in the March primary will participate in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters Candidates Debate Thursday at the San Marcos Activity Center (7 p.m.). Click here to see the debate stream.

The stream will be made available by the San Marcos Local News, in association with SMTX.tv, until the March 2 primary election.

The featured races are for Hays County judge, Hays County sheriff, District 45 state representative and Hays County Court at Law No. 1 judge.

Two races for Hays County Judge will be front and center. On the Republican side, San Marcos surgeon Bert Cobb is running against Kyle business owner Peggy Jones. On the Democrats’ side, incumbent Judge Liz Sumter is being challenged by Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton.

Another debate features the two Democratic candidates for District 45 state representative. The incumbent, Patrick Rose, is being challenged by Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District board member Andrew Backus.

The other race highlighted in the debate is the Democratic run for Hays County Court at Law No. 1 Judge. Anna Martinez Boling, appointed to the position after the death of Judge Howard Warner last summer, is in a race against Hays County Assistant District Attorney David Mendoza.

The Hays County sheriff candidates debating on the Democratic side are the incumbent Tommy Ratliff, appointed to the position by the Hays County Commissioners Court in December 2008 after the death of Sheriff Allen Bridges, and Bill Huddleston, who lost the November 2008 election to Bridges.

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