King expects to face Britt in forum

By Bob Buckel | Published Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Matthew Britt of Decatur, the Democratic candidate for the District 61 seat in the Texas House of Representatives, issued a news release this week questioning why his opponent, incumbent Rep. Phil King, has not responded to an invitation to debate the issues facing Parker and Wise counties.

Britt said Democratic party chairs in both counties had invited candidates on June 14 to take part in a series of debates. As of July 2, King’s campaign had still not responded.

“I would like to think my opponent believes in the value of discussing the issues publicly,” Britt said, adding that his campaign is willing to work with any and all parties to negotiate the details of a debate.

He invited local media and service organizations to consider hosting a debate or candidate forum.

King, contacted Wednesday, said he would be happy to take part.

“There are regular candidate forums sponsored by various groups before every election in Wise County and in Parker County,” he said. “I look forward to participating in those events. I know the other Republican candidates on the November ballot do as well.”

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