Tuesday, April 16, 2024
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center | Activity Room
2300 Butternut Lane
Midland, TX 79705

To register, please click the red “RSVP for this event” button OR use the registration form at the bottom of this page and enter the password MIDLANDLLC when prompted.

Join the Midland Liberty Leadership Council* for an engaging and insightful City Council Candidate Forum where community leaders will gather to discuss pivotal topics shaping the future of Midland. This forum provides an invaluable opportunity for residents to hear directly from the candidates and gain clarity on their visions and priorities for our beloved city.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of the conversation shaping the future of Midland. RSVP now to join us for an enlightening event dedicated to the betterment of our community.


  • Cheston Blank (confirmed)
  • John Burkholder (confirmed)
  • Eric Davidson (confirmed)
  • James “Bull” Henry (confirmed)
  • Ben Roberts (confirmed)
  • Moderated by The Honorable Ernest Angelo, former Mayor of Midland and current board member of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

For more information on each of the candidates, please click here.

Topics to discuss include, but are not limited to:

1. **Vision for a Better Midland:**

Explore the aspirational visions of each candidate for a better Midland. How do they envision the future of our city, and what strategies do they propose to achieve this vision?

2. **Public-Private Partnerships:**

Delve into the candidates’ perspectives on public-private partnerships (PPPs). How do they perceive the role of PPPs in fostering growth, development, and community well-being? What strategies do they propose to leverage these partnerships effectively?

3. **Community Threats and Challenges:**

Identify and address the most pressing issues threatening the prosperity and vitality of our community; candidates will discuss their insights and proposed solutions to ensure Midland continues to thrive and flourish.

4. **Driving Force Behind Candidacy:**

Gain insight into what motivates each candidate to run for City Council. What values, experiences, and aspirations drive their candidacy? How do they plan to translate their passion into tangible actions that benefit the residents of Midland?

5. **Vision and Purpose:**

Learn what each candidate’s top priorities would be if elected and what they believe are the core responsibilities of a city council.

RSVP is required to attend. Complimentary lunch will be served. Please extend this invitation to any other Midland County resident who may be interested in this event.

*This event is hosted by the Liberty Leadership Council (LLC) but open to all ages. The purpose and vision of the LLC is to foster meaningful relationships among young professionals who share the values of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise and to engage these individuals in the mission of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Click here for more information.

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