KBAD Democratic Candidate Forum

Confirmed Candidates List

Hear from Democratic candidates before the start of early voting for the primary. Candidates confirmed to attend as of Feb. 3 include the following:

U.S. Senate

• Chris Bell

• Jack Daniel Foster Jr.

• Victor Hugo Harris

• MJ Hegar (tentative)

• Sema Hernandez

• Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez

Railroad Commissioner

• Mark Watson (tentative)

U.S. House, District 21

• Wendy Davis

• Jennie Lou Leeder

U.S. House, District 25

• Julie Oliver

State Representative, District 45

• Erin Zwiener (incumbent)

State Board of Education, District 5

• Rebecca Bell-Metereau


Chief Justice, Supreme Court

• Amy Clark Meachum

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7

• Brandy Voss

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8

• Gisela D. Triana

Chief Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District

• Darlene Byrne

• Keith S. Hampton

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3

• Elizabeth Davis Frizell

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4

• Tina Clinton

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9

• Brandon Birmingham


Hays County Democratic Party Chair

• Donna Haschke (incumbent)

• Trevor Newman

• Angela “Tia Angie” Villescaz

Hays County Sheriff

• Dickey Haverda

• Alex Villalobos

Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector

• Daphne Tenorio

Hays County Commissioner Precinct 1

• Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe

Hays County Commissioner Precinct 3

• Lisa Prewitt

Hays County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 1

• JoAnne Prado (incumbent)

District Judge, 453rd Judicial District

• Sherri Tibbe

County Court at Law No. 3

• Tony Fusco

• Millie Thompson

When and Where?

Sunday, February 16

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Plum Creek Golf Course Pavilion

4301 Benner Rd, Kyle, TX 78640

Submit Questions in Advance

Do you have questions you would like to ask candidates running for a particular office?

If so, please send them to [email protected]. To try to save time and keep the flow going, the moderator will ask the questions submitted. We can identify you with your question or keep it anonymous. We'll pick two or three questions to ask each office if time allows.

Raffle for Limited Edition Print

Buy Raffle Tickets

At the candidate forum on Feb. 16, KBAD will raffle off a framed and signed limited edition print of all the new Democratic state representatives elected in 2018! Buy your tickets before the event to take home this beautiful print provided by state representative Erin Zwiener.

Purchase raffle $5 raffle tickets before attending the event. When you arrive, check-in at the front table to receive your raffle tickets before the drawing occurs.