The Llano Tea Party held a candidate forum on Feb. 6 at Inman’s Kitchen for county candidates running in the upcoming March 4 Primaries.

Most of the candidates were present at the forum, with the exception of two running for State Representative District 53, Lyn Jenkins, who is running for Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace, and Evan Stubbs, who is running for 424th District Judge. Stubbs released a statement after the forum saying that there was another forum being held in Burnet County at the same time; prior to the events, it had been arranged that the candidates for the 424th District Judge would speak first in Burnet, last in Llano, however, according to Stubbs, the arrangement was changed a couple of days prior to the event, and thus he was unable to appear before the Llano forum concluded.

Three of the candidates vying for State Representative, District 53 attended last week’s forum; Rob Henneke, Karen Harris, and Andrew Murr.

Rob Henneke, a Kerrville native, told the audience that he believes that in education, children come first, in protecting our pristine rivers and land, and protecting the second amendment.

Andrew Murr, current Kimble County judge and rancher, seeks office to help secure water for the Hill Country, and keep control in the hands of the local people. As a judge, he said that he worked hard to keep the budget and taxes low.

Karen Harris, a Detroit native who has lived in Texas for over 30 years, told those in attendance that she believed in protecting water rights, and said that she would bring a unique perspective to the perspective to the position

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