Feb. 10 – Meet the candidates vying for Barton’s seat Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Ellis County, Headline on February 05, 2018 by Staff Report Photo courtesy CD6 Coalition for the Constitution. ELLIS COUNTY — The people of Texas’ Congressional District 6 have the first opportunity in almost 30 years to choose a new Representative to Congress.The newly opened seat vacated by the retiring Joe Barton has brought 11 Republican candidates out to run to fill the vacancy. The 11 candidates will face off in the Republican Primary on March 6. Early voting begins on February 20.Nine of the CD6 Republican candidates will gather for a candidate forum and meet & greet on February 10, 2018 from noon until 7 p.m. at The Texas Motorplex Champion Club. This free event is open to the public.This is an extraordinary opportunity to be part of history hosted by the CD6 Coalition for the Constitution. Constituents will have a chance to get to know the individual who will be the next congressional representative for Ellis, Navarro and part of Tarrant counties.The occasion to have one-on-one time with one or all of the contenders gives insight to the policies and beliefs of the person who will run in the general election on November 6. To quote Thomas Jefferson, “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.”There will be plenty of parking for the come and go event and the day will be divided up into an early meet & greet period followed by a session when the candidates will be questioned over issues of the day and policy differences among them. The day will be finished with another personal time between voters and candidates. Light refreshments will be served.The CD6 Coalition for the Constitution is a grassroots organization formed to vet candidates and work directly with the elected representative who serves the district. You may also be interested in readingJoe Barton Family Foundation accepting grant applicationsCongressman Joe Barton files for re-electionTxDOT to hold free child safety seat checkup Sept. 26Speaker Straus appoints Rep. Wray to two committeesDecorated military officer announces candidacy against Joe Barton in TX-6Candidate profile: Wess WinnHighway Patrol to increase enforcement of move over or slow down lawCosts for housing one immigrant child for 21 days to rival raising one U.S. child for entire yearDA clarifies same-sex marriage applications for Ellis CountyTexas Republican delegation endorses Chairman Paul Ryan for Speaker after demands made ← Palmer officer trapped in squad car after accidentCandidate 2018 profile: Charles E “Chuck” Edge → You must log in to post a comment.