Meet The Candidates Before The Nov. 2 Election

The League of  Women Voters is sponsoring two  big debates and a candidate meet-and-greet this Saturday, September 18, 2010.

This is your chance to ask questions of the people who want your vote and to hear directly from the candidates who are running for the office of    Harris County Judge and Tax Assessor Collector.

The League’s national President, Elisabeth MacNamara, will also participate and introduce the candidates.

Here’s all the information you need to know if you plan on attending.

Harris County Judge & Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Candidate Debates,

Candidate Meet-and-Greet, & Infrastructure Townhall Meetings

Planned During Sept. 18 Infrastructure Day Event

(Houston, Texas)  – The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area and the American Society of Civil Engineers are set to host two debates, a candidate meet-and-greet, and infrastructure townhall meetings during the Infrastructure Day Houston (I-Day) event at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Sat., Sept. 18, 2010.  The first of two debates will begin at 6:00pm.  Candidate meet-and-greet opportunities and infrastructure townhall meetings will begin as early as at 3:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

The League is hosting and facilitating two debates for the offices of the Harris County Judge and Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector.  Elisabeth MacNamara, National President of the League of Women Voters of the United States, is introducing the candidates.  Laurie Johnson, host of NPR’s All Things Considered, is moderating the debates.  The Tax Assessor-Collector debate with Don Sumners and Diane Trautman is from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  The County Judge Debate with Ed Emmett and Gordon Quan is from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Prior to the debates, the candidate meet-and-greet and the infrastructure-related townhall meetings will run from 3:00 to 5:30 pm.  Voters will be able to meet over 150 candidates running for public office in Harris County for the election being held on November 2, 2010.  The townhall meetings will focus on topics including: Transportation, Energy, Ports and Airports, and Storm and Waste Water.  Experts, including Dr. John Lienhard, host of the Engines of Our Ingenuity program on National Public Radio, will lead the discussions and information sessions.

Free t-shirts will be given at the door for the first 100 attendees.  For more information on the event, visit our website

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