Bastrop Chamber hosts forum for school board, sheriff candidates

Bastrop Chamber hosts forum for school board, sheriff candidates

Tuesday night’s Bastrop County sheriff forum. Top row, left to right: Incumbent and Republican candidate Maurice Cook, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce President Becki Womble, moderator Charlie Stone. Bottom row: Democratic candidate Mike Renck and time-keeper Kristi Lee. Last Monday and Tuesday, candidates for the Bastrop ISD school board and the Bastrop County sheriff had an opportunity to answer questions publicly during two virtual forums hosted by the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce. BastropVotes.com is a website run by the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce in order to be a resource for fair, impartial and informative information about candidates seeking elected office. Since 2016, they have hosted forums for candidates for positions with Bastrop County, the Bastrop City Council and the Bastrop ISD school board. On Monday evening, the forum featured the candidates for place 4 on the Bastrop ISD school board: incumbent board member Molly McClure and candidate Gwendolyn Robinson. Then, on Tuesday evening, the forum featured the candidates for Bastrop County sheriff: current Republican sheriff Maurice Cook, and Democratic candidate Mike Renck. In his opening and closing statements, Cook, who has been a commissioned Texas peace officer for the past 50 years and has worked as the chief of Texas Rangers, focused on his accomplishments during his past four years in office, including targeting narcotics use and dealing in Bastrop County. He also highlighted his involvement with the community and how he enjoys engaging with the people of Bastrop County. In his opening and closing statements, Renck, a third-generation law […]

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