Meet Your Candidates
Where to meet Democratic candidates before the March primaries
By Sarah Marloff,
8:30AM, Fri. Jan. 12, 2018
The March 6 primaries are right around the corner and dozens of left-leaning candidates are running to unseat long-term Republican incumbents at state and national levels (looking at you, Lamar Smith). In Austin, local races are kicking off as well, and suffice to say: We've got elections on the mind.
Because a lot's riding on November’s midterms (on March 6, voters will cast their ballot to nominate one candidate from each political party for the final run this fall), we figured readers might want a chance to meet the people asking for your vote. Below you’ll find a handful of upcoming meet-and-greets with a wide array of candidates, so getcher planners out and start taking notes.
Beers for Beto:public viewing party (and read Mary Tuma’s interview with Beto O'Rourke). 21 and up.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2-3:30pm, at the Liberty; 1-4pm, at St. Elmo Brewing Company.
An Afternoon With Dyana Limon-Mercado:Dyana Limon-Mercado. Snacks and discounted beers. 21 and up only.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 4-6pm, at the White Horse.
Mayor Adler’s Re-election Campaign Kickoff:
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2-4pm, at Saengerrunde Hall. RSVP.
TCDP County Chair Candidate Forum: Learn more about Dyana Limon-Mercado and Anne Wynne, the two candidates for Travis County Democratic Party Chair. Hosted by Our Revolution, LUTU, PDA-CenTEX, and the Austin Justice Coalition.
Sunday, Jan. 14, 4-6pm, at IBEW Local 520.
Sanctuary Cities: On-the-Ground Impact:
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30-7:30pm, LBJ Library and Museum.
Texas Tribune Talks With Lupe Valdez: The former Dallas County sheriff is one of several Democratic candidates hoping to oppose Gov. Greg Abbott in November. Learn about her extensive career.
Thursday, Jan. 18, 7:30-9am, at the Capital Factory (or watch online). RSVP.
TX10 Candidate Meet and Greet:
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2-5pm, at Scholz Garten.
Rainey Street Candidate Meet-N-Greet:Facebook for the full list of RSVPs.
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6-8pm, at Half Step.
The last day to register to vote is Feb. 5 and early voting runs from Feb. 20 through March 2. Translation: You have six to eight weeks to learn who’s running, what they’re running for, and vote for your favorite candidates. To help make those decisions, stay up-to-date on all of our election coverage at austinchronicle.com/elections. The Chronicle’s news team is currently scheduling endorsement meetings. Look for our thoughts on local candidates in the Feb. 9 issue, and see our full list of Civics events on the calendar.