Local Candidates Talk to Voters as Primary Approaches

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Brazos County's political candidates came together as the primaries approach.

The Bethune Women's Club hosted the event Friday night. A number of candidates were there to answer questions and make statements.

The race many are focused on is for County Attorney, as Assistant District Attorney Shane Phelps is taking on Assistant County Attorney Rod Anderson.

The winner of their matchup will not have a Democratic opponent on the ballot come November, meaning Primary Day on March 4 all but assures the winner of taking the office.

"I think the experience from the past pays in the future as we look for other things we can do, and I think that I draw on that kind of experience to help in the future as the county attorney for Brazos County," Anderson said.

"I've always been in the courtroom, and I think and there is no question in my mind that being in the courtroom, leading by example, and showing other prosecutors how it's done is critically important to this position," Phelps said.

The longtime Brazos County attorney, Jim Kuboviak, is not seeking reelection.