Your Vote Counts Candidate Forum: William Foster, III

Published: Feb. 11, 2020 at 5:22 PM CST
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William Foster, III, is one of three Democrats running to replace Representative Bill Flores as District 17’s Congressional Representative.

Foster is from Hearne, Texas. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree from Prarie View A&M University. He was a math instructor at Houston Community College and Prarie View A&M University.

Foster previously ran for Congress in 1996 and 1998.

Foster participated in the Congressional Candidate Forum hosted by KBTX and KWTX on Jan. 25 held at Texas A&M University’s Rudder Theatre.

KBTX has reached out with additional questions from viewers. Foster has not responded at this time.

On the Issues:

Student Debt: Foster does not agree with the presidential candidates that want to pay for 100% of college education.

"I believe if the child goes to school and he makes it through year one, two and three, the fourth year should then be free and paid for by this government," Foster said at the Candidate Forum on Jan. 25

Healthcare: Foster would like to use technology to provide better healthcare for the elderly and low-and-middle-income individuals.

"I believe we can take some of the funding from other countries and let's look at America first. Let's make sure our people here are taken care of," said Foster.

Gun Control: Foster believes people have the right to own guns, but a better job controlling them needs to be done through different gun control methods.

For more information on Foster’s campaign visit the Related Links section on this story. To hear all of Foster's answers from the candidate forum, watch the video player.

 Important Primary Dates

Early voting:
Feb. 18-21, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 22, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 23, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 24-28, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Primary election day:
March 3, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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