A number of local residents attended the Hopkins County Democratic Women's Candidate Forum, in
SSISD Administration Building, on Tuesday night, to be better informed voters.
Hopkins County Democratic Women
Host Local Candidate Forum, Tuesday Night
by: Bobby McDonald
Local Democratic Party leaders opened the meeting and
outlined the forum for presentations and questions.
A number of interested Hopkins County voters made their way to the Sulphur Springs ISD Board Room, as they joined local candidates, to become better informed voters. The forum on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. was hosted by the Hopkins County Democratic women and featured candidates for the SSISD Board of Education, Hospital Board, and the Sulphur Springs City Council.
Sulphur Springs ISD School Trustee Candidates were the first to address the crowd. The election will decide two candidates for the board and has attracted three candidates for the two seats.....Don Sapaugh and Jason Dietz, incumbents, and challenger Leesa Tolivar. Tolivar and Sapaugh addressed the crowd and Jason Dietz sent regrets that he was unable to attend the forum because of a conflict.
Leesa Tolivar Don Sapaugh
Next, four candidates for the two seats on the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board made their presentations. They include: Brent Barclay, Suzanne Thomas Bankston, Dr. David Black, and John Reed.
Brent Barclay Suzanne Thomas Bankston
Dr. David Black John Reed
The final group of candidates were those seeking a position on the Sulphur Springs City Council. Two seats on the council are to be filled, Place #1 and Place #2. Candidated Craig Johnson, the current mayor of Sulphur Springs is running unapposed for the Place #1 seat on the council, while incumbent Clay Walker is facing challenger Charles Oxford for the Place #2 Seat.
Craig Johnson running unapposed for Place #1.
Place #2 Candidates:
Charles Oxford Clay Walker
Voters will go to the polls on Saturday, May 12th to decide on these office holders. Early voting begins on April 30th and extends through May 8th.