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3 vie for spot as Commissioner Ward IV in upcoming special election

Three candidates for Commissioner Ward IV were given a series of questions by The Slatonite before the upcoming special election.

Charlie Haynes, Terry Reeves and Vernon Steese are running for Commissioner Ward IV.

Early Voting begins Oct. 21 through Nov. 1, Polling place is the Slaton ISD Administration Office, 140 E. Panhandle Ave., from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. except Oct. 27, when it is from 1-6 p.m. Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

(Editor’s note: Candidates were given the questionnaire Oct. 7 with a deadline of 5 p.m. Oct. 14 to submit answers, and had a word limit. For fairness, candidate order was done alphabetically based on last name)

Question: Why did you file to run for Commissioner Ward IV?

Haynes: I filed after much Prayer and Soul searching. I am gifted with an ability to communicate ideas that is effective in helping people. I believe that this will bode well as Commissioner. I have held leadership positions in many organizations of which I have participated. This will help me here.

Reeves: Since moving to Slaton in 1987, I was employed for 30 years at Brazos Printers and for 20 years I have been pastor of Mighty Oak A/G. Now that I am no longer bivocational I wanted to try to give back to this community that has been so good to us.

Steese: We need a change, time to drain the swamp out with the old in with the new.

For more information and answers to the question and answer forum, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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