With less than a month before Taylor’s next election, there’s a chance next week for any undecided voters to perhaps clear their heads.

Residents of Taylor will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates for elective office at a local candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12. People have the choice again this year of seeing it in person at the Taylor ISD Events Center, at 3101 N. Main St., or watching live on the Taylor Press Facebook Page.

“The Chamber and the Taylor Press present this forum every year because we believe that voters need to have a strong connection to their City and School leaders,” said Tia Rae Stone, Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce president, “because they have an enormous impact on residents’ daily lives.”

On local ballots this year are Todd Gratehouse and Anita Volek for Place 2 on the Taylor ISD board of trustees and Angela Belcher, Matt Rector and Brandt Rydell for the District 3 seat on the Taylor City Council.

All candidates have agreed to attend the forum.

The Taylor Press and Chamber will have some questions of their own but are also interested in hearing suggested questions from the public. Questions are welcomed with the subject line “Question for Candidate” sent to publisher@taylorpress.net prior to 5 p.m. Friday, April 9. Questions will not be accepted online during the event.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the forum will begin promptly at 6:30. Seating capacity is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. People in attendance will be expected to wear a mask in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

Election Day for these offices is Saturday, May 1, and early voting begins April 19.

“Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce is leading Taylor to a more prosperous future,” said the Chamber’s press release, “by strengthening, promoting and advocating for businesses and the area economy.”

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