Democratic candidate looks to unseat Rep. Flores with town hall tour

Jessica Babb | Broadcast Managing Editor

Dale Mantey, a Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Rep. Bill Flores in the 2018 midterm elections, held a town hall at Shorty’s Pizza Shack on Wednesday, September 13.

Mantey is a newcomer to the political scene and is running for office for the first time. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

He said he decided to run because he doesn’t feel like Flores, a Republican, is taking care of business in Central Texas.

“I’m presenting solutions that will make lives better in Central Texas and he has yet to do so,” Mantey said.

Mantey is a Milam County native and if elected, says he plans to bring more jobs to the area. He also believes he has a solution to the controversial health care issue.

As part of his battle for TX-17, Mantey has held numerous town halls around the Central Texas area.