Thursday, August 5, 2021

2021 Candidate Forums to be Held Virtually

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) is hosting the virtual SPIN Town Hall Candidate Forums for the public to hear from candidates for Southlake mayor, City Council and the Carroll ISD Board of Trustees.  

SPIN is a non-political program dedicated to facilitating citizen engagement and communication between residents and the City. The CEC is a group of citizen volunteers who oversee and facilitate SPIN events. This hosted session is intended to provide an opportunity to familiarize residents with each of the City Council candidates and their platforms. 

The virtual SPIN Town Hall Forum for mayor and City Council candidates takes place on Wednesday, April 7, from 6 – 8 p.m. The virtual forum for Carroll ISD Board of Trustees candidates takes place on Monday, April 12, from 6 – 8 p.m.   

Forums will be broadcast on the City’s cable channel (Frontier channel 34 and Spectrum digital channel 190) and online via Video on Demand. A recording of the forums will be made available within 48 hours of the end of the program.  

 The candidate forums are a public opportunity to familiarize residents with each of the candidates:  

Mayoral and City Council Candidates  

Mayor  

  • John Huffman  
  • Debra Edmondson  

Place 2  

  • Sabreena Hakemy  
  • Randy Robbins  

Place 5  

  • Elisha Rurka  
  • Amy Torres-Lepp  

  

Carroll ISD Board of Trustees Candidates  

Place 4  

  • Lynda Warner  
  • Cameron “Cam” Bryan  

Place 5  

  • Hannah Smith  
  • Ed Hernandez  

  

Program  

Both forums will use a virtual format. Questions for the candidates should be submitted using the links below:  

Submit a question for City Council candidates.  

Submit a question for Carroll ISD School Board candidates.  

All questions must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. March 26  no questions will be accepted after this date or during the forum. Similar questions may be consolidated or edited for clarity by the CEC.  

Make sure you’re ready for either early voting, starting April 19 or election day, May 1. For more information about the election, visit CityofSouthlake.com/Elections. 

2020 Southlake City Council Candidate Forum Goes Virtual

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the candidates for Southlake City Council at the upcoming virtual City Council Candidate Forum, hosted by the Community Engagement Committee (CEC).

The CEC is a City of Southlake Committee and a nonpartisan body dedicated to facilitating citizen engagement opportunities and communication between residents and local government, typically through SPIN Town Hall Forums.

This SPIN Town Hall Forum takes place on Monday, October 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will be broadcast on the City’s cable channel (Frontier channel 34 and Spectrum digital channel 190) and online via Video on Demand. A recording of the forum will be made available within 48 hours of the end of the program.

The candidate forum is a public opportunity to familiarize residents with each of the candidates:

Place 1:

Sabreena Hakemy
Kathy Talley

Place 6

Randy Williamson
Victor Avila

Program

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program will use a virtual format. Questions for the candidates should be submitted using this form: http://bit.ly/AskSLKCandidates2020. All questions must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on October 5—no questions will be accepted during the forum. The moderator will consolidate similar items and may edit questions for clarity.

The forum will begin with each candidate providing an opening statement. Next, all candidates will have the opportunity to respond to questions submitted by the audience. Finally, all candidates will be asked to provide a closing statement.

Make sure you’re ready for either early voting, starting October 13 or election day, November 3, by checking out our voting guide. For more information about the election, visit CityofSouthlake.com/Elections.

CISD Place 4 Board of Trustee Candidate Forum April 24

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC), in partnership with the Carroll Education Foundation (CEF), will host a SPIN (Southlake Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods) Town Hall Candidate Forum for Carroll Independent School District Board of Trustees Place 4 Candidates on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Marq Southlake, located at 285 Shady Oaks Drive.

The CEC is a City of Southlake Committee and a nonpartisan body dedicated to facilitating communication between residents and local government, typically through SPIN Town Hall Forums. The candidate forum is intended to provide an opportunity to familiarize residents with each of the Carroll ISD Board of Trustee Place 4 candidates and their platforms.

Candidates List

Program

The program will start with a meet and greet open house beginning at 6:00 p.m. During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with candidates. Following the open house at 6:30 p.m., the forum will begin with each candidate providing an opening statement. Next, all candidates will be given the opportunity to respond to questions from the audience; the question and answer portion of the program will be moderated by a member of the CEC. Finally, all candidates will be asked to provide a closing statement

Important Dates

  • Monday, April 23, 2018, to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Early voting by personal appearance at Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Election Day – Voting for board elections will be held at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 W. Southlake Blvd.

Additional election information can be found on the Carroll Independent School District website at www.SouthlakeCarroll.edu. For additional information about SPIN, please visit www.SouthlakeSPIN.org.

Participate in Southlake Candidates’ Open House: Aug. 30, 2017

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) will host a SPIN (Southlake Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods) Candidates’ Open House for City Council Candidates on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Legends Hall at The Marq, 285 Shady Oaks Drive.

The session will begin with a fifteen minute open house style meet and greet, then candidates will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and speak about their platform. Next, all candidates will be given the opportunity to respond to questions from the moderator. Finally, all candidates will be asked to provide a closing statement. The question and answer portion of this event will be recorded and posted to CityofSouthlake.com with 48 hours.

The moderator, a member of the CEC, will select questions submitted by candidates and residents. Residents have the opportunity to submit questions to be considered by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29.

In order to vote in the September 9, 2017 Special Election, a citizen must have registered to vote no later than August 10, 2017. Voters are required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas elections. Click here for acceptable forms of identification.

Important Voting Deadlines
August 23, 2017, First day of early voting
August 29, 2017, Application for Ballot by Mail Form Due for both Tarrant and Denton Counties
September 5, 2017, Last day of early voting
September 9, 2017, Election Day (Saturday)

Additional election information can be found on the City’s website www.CityofSouthlake.com. If you have questions about the election processes please call the City Secretary’s office at (817) 748-8016.