Candidates running in contested local races in the 2020 Republican Primary fielded questions from Angelina County residents during a Tuesday night forum.

The forum was hosted by the Lufkin/Angelina Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee, Young Professionals of Angelina County and The Lufkin Daily News at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. Before the official event began, the candidates spent some time meeting constituents and discussing their policies at individual booths in the convention center.

Jess Huff’s email address is jess.huff@lufkindailynews.com.