Voters express disappointment after candidate is absent at forum

Posted at 10:43 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 11:59:56-04

On Friday, Brook Oaks and Carver Neighborhood Associations hosted a forum for the candidates who are running for the Commissioner seat in precinct two in McLennan County. 

Brook Oaks Neighborhood President Sammy Smith said they invited both Republican candidate D.L. Wilson and Democratic candidate Patricia Chisolm-Miller. However, only Chisolm-Miller attended the event. 

The Democratic candidate answered questions from attendees about home appraisals and her experiencing serving the county as the administrative assistant of the current commissioner for precinct two for 22 years.

Brook Oaks resident Bobby Robinson said he is disappointed about the GOP candidate not coming to the meeting. 

"I really wanted to hear what you had to say...because the more information you have the better choice you can make," Robinson said. 

Wilson who is a former Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant said he was approached by one of the organizers on Oct. 9 about a possible candidate forum on Oct. 19. Mr. Wilson said he advised the organizers to reach out to him as soon as possible. However, Wilson said didn't receive official confirmation about the event until the day before the event.

Wilson said he had already scheduled campaign events for Friday night since he had not heard from organizers. He added he is willing to participate in future events.

The winner of the race will replace Commissioner Lester Gibson. 

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