Candidates Panel & Issues Forum
Leadership Aransas County (LAC) Alumni Association will host a Candidates Panel & Issues Forum for the contested races upcoming City of Rockport General Election.
The event will open with welcome and introductions.
A panel presentation will follow highlighting three community issues:
1. Saving Little Bay
2. Communications in a Disaster
3. Construction Update
A celebrity moderator will then introduce the candidates in the contested races for Ward 1 and Ward 3 of the City of Rockport May 1 Election.
Each candidate will be given an opportunity for a 3-minute opening statement.
The audience will submit questions written to a specific candidate. After review, the questions will be read aloud by the Emcee. The candidate will have 1 minute to respond and the opposing candidate will have a 1-minute rebuttal.
Tune in at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 on the Facebook pages @RockportFultonChamber or @RockportPilot for the live stream or watch it at your leisure in the feeds of those pages.
About our Emcee...
Michael Gibson, News Anchor/Reporter-KIII TV will moderate the event.
Michael Gibson loves television news. His drive and determination to always come away with a real story has helped him win numerous Associated Press awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow honor. Michael was born in Odessa, Texas, and grew up in Houston. He graduated from Sam Houston State University and within weeks began working at his first television station. Over the years, he has anchored and reported the news in Texas and Alabama.
Some of his most memorable stories include the Shamu attack in San Antonio, a story that received worldwide attention after his vacation turned into a work assignment. One of the killer whales at Sea World in San Antonio stopped performing and went on attack. Michael and his family ended up appearing on national news shows. He also covered the Republic of Texas standoff in Big Bend, and of course reported from ground zero during Hurricane Harvey.
IMPORTANT DATES FROM THE ARANSAS COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE:
Monday, April 19: Early voting starts and will continue until Tuesday, April 27.
Location: Aransas County Elections and Voter Registration Bldg.
602 East Concho
Saturday, May 1: Election Day. Polls open 7 am to 7 pm.