Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 11, 2014, 1:47pm

The Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum for the Republican candidates of Texas Senate District 4.

It will be held at noon, Tuesday, March 18, at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont.  


The event will provide a discussion about the candidates' vision for the country.

Forum participants are Gordy Bunch, Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. Each of the men is seeking the seat being vacated by state Sen. Tommy Williams. 

Bunch is a financier and member of The Woodlands Township board. Toth, of The Woodlands, is a representative for state House District 15. Creighton, from Conroe, is state representative for District 16.

Williams resigned in 2013 and Gov. Rick Perry has called a special election on May 10 for the position. Senate District 4 covers southeast Texas and includes all of Chambers and Jefferson counties and portions of Galveston, Montgomery, and Harris counties.

A fourth Republican candidate, former state Sen. Michael Galloway, entered the race on March 10, the last day to file. It is not known if Galloway will be added to the forum.

No Democratic or third party candidates filed to run for the seat. If no candidate receives more than 50.0  percent, a runoff will be necessary. Whomever wins the special election will hold the seat until it is up for its normal election in 2016. 


There is a $20 cost for the luncheon.

For more information, call 409-838-6582 or register online at 

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