Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones and Republican Tony Gonzales, two candidates seeking the position of U.S. Representative for District 23 currently held by Will Hurd, will debate from the Tate Auditorium on the campus of Southwest Texas Junior College today at 7 p.m.
The debate is being hosted in partnership with Sul Ross State University and will be broadcast on KSAT-12, and online through KSAT-12 streaming platforms, including Facebook.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a live audience.
Members of the community may submit questions for the candidates through the KSAT 12 website at tinyurl.com/y39heec3. The debate will be moderated by Steve Spriester of KSAT-12.
This is the second time Jones, a U.S. Air Force veteran, has pursued the District 23 seat. In 2018, she came within 926 votes of unseating Hurd, the incumbent, who opted not to seek re-election this year. Jones has been endorsed by former President Barack Obama, former Vice President and current Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris.
Gonzales, a U.S. Navy veteran, has been endorsed by Hurd, President Donald Trump, Uvalde County resident and former contender for the Republican Party’s nomination for the District 23 spot Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.