Representative Will Hurd
Representative Will Hurd

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, will visit Eldorado as part of his 2018 DC2DQ town hall tour on Tuesday, September 18, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the Public Library on Main Street..

From September 15 to 21, Hurd will make 38 stops, including 32 town halls, in each of the district’s 29 counties.

Many of these town halls will take place at Dairy Queen’s in the district’s small towns. Special guests joining Hurd during the tour will be announced subsequently.

“Every year I have been in Congress, DC2DQ has given me the opportunity to hear directly from my bosses, the 800,000 people in TX-23, about the issues important to them,” said Hurd. “I am really looking forward to this year’s tour and the opportunity to discuss with voters the work I’ve been doing for them in Washington.”

Hurd, 40, is facing Democratic challenger, Gina Ortiz Jones in the Nov. 6 General Election.

Jones, 37, is a former Air Force intelligence officer from San Antonio. She points to her work on security and trade issues in the Obama administration and says she would bring urgency to health care and other matters vital to Texans.

The 23rd Congressional District in which they’re running is massive, stretching from west San Antonio to the outskirts of El Paso, including Schleicher County, and taking in over 820 miles of border with Mexico.

Hurd likes to say it takes ten and a half hours driving 80 mph to traverse its most distant points.

Following his visit to Eldorado, Hurd will hold a meeting at the Lala’s Mexican Restaurant in Sonora from 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.