District 3 runoff candidates attend meet-and-greet

With just a week away from election day, the candidates are hoping to get their message out

VICTORIA, Texas – The District 3 runoff election is Saturday, August 21, 2021. Community members had the chance to meet the candidates, Duane Crocker and Chad Austin Hall, at a meet and greet hosted by the Victoria County Democratic Party in downtown Victoria.

Democratic Party chair Woodrow Wilson Wagner said local elections matter.

“At some point, we have to step up and get involved. At some point, we have to let Victoria County know Democrats are actively engaged in making this community a better place; not just with our likes and memes on social media, yet with our real life actions,” said Wagner.

The morning coffee event was one of the few public events leading up to the runoff election, in which community members can just meet their candidates face to face and talk with them in a more personal setting. We spoke with both candidates on what they plan to do if they’re selected to serve on the city council.

“We hope to be a voice for all Victorians, to represent everybody that lives in District 3”, said Chad Austin Hall.

“Effective responsible use of taxpayer money has really kind of been my mantra through this, and that’s what I intend to do if I get on council. Just make sure we’re making wise decisions, and we’re always keeping those constituents in mind when we’re making those decisions”, said Duane Crocker.

Early voting is now open at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center. You can stop by between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. On the final days of early voting, August 16 and 17 polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with election day on August 21.

Both candidates are encouraging community members to get out and vote, just one more time for this runoff election.

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