Saturday, September 20, 2008

League of Women Voters Debates

Dear Candidate:

Please reply immediately by email that you have received this message.

The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters commends you for offering to serve your community by your candidacy for the City Council of San Marcos. The League is providing two opportunities for you to present your views to the public --- the Voters Guide and the Candidates Debate. The League serves the candidates and the voters with these important programs. The goal of the League is to provide the voters of this area with information useful in casting their votes. We hope you will accept our invitation to participate in both activities.

The Voters Guide
Attached is a questionnaire for you to complete. (If you have trouble opening the attachments, please contact me.) The questionnaire must be received by the League via e-mail at (or via mail at P. O. Box 1034, San Marcos, Texas 78667-1034) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26. Your answers, plus those of the other candidates, will be published as part of a Voters Guide in local newspapers and distributed in local and area public facilities prior to the election. Your response is limited to 100 words for each question. Please limit your response to the allowed length. Responses will be printed as written with the exception of editing for length (we normally omit the last sentences). Responses received after the deadline may not be published. If your response to a question contains remarks about other persons or candidates, it will result in the deletion of your entire response to the question.

The Candidates Debate
The Candidates Debate will be held on Monday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 East Hopkins. A table will be provided for your campaign literature. Plan to be there early --- by 6:30 p.m. --- to meet and greet citizens as they arrive. The Debate will also be video recorded for future local television broadcast by Time Warner Cable on Digital Channel 1400 “Central Texas On Demand – San Marcos” free anytime. We hope you will stay after the Debate to further interact with voters.

Don't forget to indicate on the Questionnaire form whether you will attend the Debate.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to educating interested citizens on matters of concern to the community, state, nation, and world. It does not favor any candidate or party over another, but strives to fairly provide information to the voters and encourages citizens to participate at all levels of the governmental process.