First CD-08 Candidate Forum Announced

Voters in the Texas 8th Congressional District will soon get a chance to hear from the candidates running to replace retiring Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) directly and in person.

MCPLive.TV, Montgomery County’s premier local media network founded by Bill Brenza, has announced that it will be holding the very first candidate forum for the 2022 CD-08 race. The forum is scheduled for September 30 at Grace Church in The Woodlands. Doors will open at 6:00 for a meet and greet, and the candidate forum will begin at 6:45.

The event will be hosted by MCPLive.TV’s own Dr. Billy Graff, and moderated by Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, a member of The Woodlands Township board of directors. Sekula-Gibbs is herself a former member of Congress, having filled out the remainder of former GOP Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s term in 2006-2007.

“The forum is a must participate event for the candidates as well as the voters of our county,” said Graff. “This event will give the voters an opportunity to gain insight into the policy stances of each candidate. CD-08 is an important district for the state of Texas, and it needs to be filled with a true conservative Republican. The next representative who represents this area must be policy driven, issue knowledgeable, and ready to hit the ground running once they are sworn in.”

The candidates who have confirmed they will attend the forum are: Jonathan Hullihan, Morgan Luttrell, Ryan Jarchow, Taylor Whichard, Jameson Ellis, Jonathan Mitchell, and Paulette Carson. More candidates are expected to announce. State Rep. Steve Toth (R-Conroe) and former Brady campaign manager Christian Collins are both known to be considering a congressional run.

The forum is free, however, seating is limited, so MCPLive.TV encourages those interested to register as soon as possible. You can register to attend the forum in person here, or watch it streamed live on MCPLive.TV and the network’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Published by Reagan Reed

Reagan is a journalist and educator from East Texas. He has been involved in numerous campaigns, worked at the Texas Legislature, and covered Texas politics for years as a journalist.

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