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Candidate meet and greet

Travis Ransom, current mayor of Atlanta, Tex., chats with other candidates at a Meet and Greet on Saturday, July 25Travis Ransom, current mayor of Atlanta, Tex., chats with other candidates at a Meet and Greet on Saturday, July 25 at the Alamo Mission Museum.

Nineteen candidates vying for the Congressional Rep. 4 Republican nomination for the November 2020 election were invited. The event was to provide an opportunity for the Franklin County Republican chairman and precinct chairs to learn about the qualifications of each of the candidates to replace Rep. John Ratcliffe who was appointed as President Donald Trump’s Director of National Intelligence in May leaving the place on the ballot empty. The Congressional District Executive Committee plans to meet in Sulphur Springs Aug. 8 to officially elect the nominee.