Join The Texas Tribune for a candidate forum with the two Democratic hopefuls for House District 46.
HD-46 covers much of East Austin and has been represented by state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, since 1995. Dukes was defeated in the recent Democratic primary, and the Democratic nominee for the district will be determined in the May 22 runoff election. The forum will feature the two Democratic candidates vying for the House seat: Sheryl Cole, former Austin city councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem for the city, and Chito Vela, immigration attorney and City of Austin planning commissioner.
During this hourlong forum, the candidates will discuss their ideas about education, affordability, health care, criminal justice and other issues that will confront the district in the years ahead. This event will be moderated by Alana Rocha, multimedia reporter for The Texas Tribune.
This event will be held at the AFS Cinema in Austin. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the forum will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the lot surrounding the theater.
This event is hosted by AFS Cinema. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.