Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Central Texas voters will decide competitive congressional race

WACO, TX – In just a few days, ballots will start to be counted in one of the biggest elections years, but the White House is not the only race on the ballot.

Some voters in Central Texas will also be choosing a candidate to represent them in the 25th congressional district.

Democrat Julie Oliver is running against four term Republican incumbent Roger Williams.

Oliver challenged Williams in 2018 and lost.

If she’s elected, Oliver has several goals for office including expanding Medicare and concentrating on renewable forms of energy to help with the climate crisis.

Williams also has some goals if he’s elected for another term in Congress. He wants to make the 2016 tax cuts permanent, and continue to make improvements at Fort Hood.

Williams said he would also like to bring back PPP loans and focus them on small businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

While the candidates have different goals, both Oliver and Williams said every vote counts.

“We vote for people to be our voice in Washington D.C., we vote for people to be our voice in Austin, so it is an incredibly powerful thing we have,” Oliver said.

“I’m excited about the voter turnout,” Williams said. “Because that’s the way we know what Texans want Texas and America to look like. If they don’t tell us, we don’t know.”

Voters will also have some more local races on the ballot.

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