Jessica Cisneros Challenges Henry Cuellar to town hall debat

Cisneros presents longtime Texas 28th congressional district Rep. Cuellar’s first competitive primary challenge in 13 years

AUSTIN, TX – Today, after candidate for Congress in Texas’ 28th Congressional District Jessica Cisneros filed to be on the ballot in the March 3rd Democratic primary, she challenged her opponent, 15-year incumbent Representative Henry Cuellar to a four-part series of town hall-style debates across the district.

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“For the first time in over a decade, the people of South Texas have another option on the ballot — someone who they know has lived their struggles and will truly fight for them in Washington,” said Cisneros. “Henry Cuellar hasn’t been held accountable for his record of putting the concerns of corporate special interests ahead of working families in our district. That’s why I’m calling on Congressman Cuellar to finally meet with members of our community face-to-face and join me for a series of four public debates across our district to discuss the issues we’ve heard about most over the past few months: health care, immigration, the environment, education, and our jobs.”

The issues in Texas 28th congressional district

Cisneros has challenged Rep. Cuellar to join her at the following four public, televised town hall-style debates based on issues of top concern to voters in Texas’ 28th Congressional District, including but not limited to:

  1. Laredo – on issues related to the border and immigration
  2. San Antonio – on issues of health care access
  3. The Rio Grande Valley – on issues of education and the environment
  4. Spanish language debate – on issues related to jobs and the economy

“Since we launched our campaign in June, I’ve held town halls and participated in public forums with members of our community,” continued Cisneros. “Meanwhile, my opponent has held this office since 2005, yet he hasn’t hosted an in-person town hall in years. It’s time to let voters know where he stands. Listening to our community is my priority; Congressman Cuellar, I’m happy to work around your schedule.”

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