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Southwestern to Host Forum for State Rep. Candidates Oct. 14

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Republican Larry Gonzales and Democrat Diana Maldonado will take questions from residents

Southwestern University will host a forum for the candidates running for state representative in Dist. 52 on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6-7:45 p.m. in the Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center ballrooms. 

The event is being organized by students from the Young Democrats, College Republicans and SU Libertarians. It will be moderated by Andrew McLemore, county reporter for the Williamson County Sun.

Three candidates – Republican Larry Gonzales, Democrat Diana Maldonado and Libertarian Charles McCoy – are vying for the Dist. 52 seat. Gonzales and Maldonado will participate in the forum. McCoy initially accepted, but then withdrew.

District 52 covers most of Round Rock, all of Taylor, and the portion of Georgetown that is to the east of Interstate 35 (see map at

The forum is open to the public. Audience members will be able to participate in the forum by submitting written questions that will be reviewed by a panel of students and a faculty member. The candidates will have the opportunity to make opening and closing remarks.