Candidates Forum: Thornberry and Dyer

Mid-term elections are right around the corner and the League of Women Voters wants to make sure everyone is informed about local and state races.

Monday night the League held a Candidates Forum in Wichita Falls.

Candidates for the District 13 U.S. House of Representatives seat were in attendance.

Republican incumbent Mac Thornberry and Independent Keith Dyer faced off Monday and answered Texoma's questions.

The pair tackled questions like how to keep Sheppard Air Force Base operational.

Both said it was to assign the base to more diverse missions and to support its efforts.

As for the massive healthcare overhaul bill passed earlier this year, they both oppose it.

They also say the most important factor in any race are the people they represent.

"The most important factor for a representative at any level of government, in my opinion, is remembering who you work and listening to the people," said Thornberry.

"I would rather have volunteers and support of the people than money. That will do better than money," said Dyer.

Also at the meeting, the candidates for Texas State Representative District 69.

Those candidates are former Wichita Falls Mayor Lanham Lyne (R) and Wichita Falls Councilman Michael Smith (D).