The Monitor hosted six separate debates sponsored by IBC Bank via livestream on its website, themonitor.com.
The debates featured candidates for the two contested McAllen City Commission races and the four contested McAllen ISD places. The candidates made their case about why they’re best suited for elected office.
Topics for city candidates included recent immigration news, business and retail growth, infrastructure concerns, and any local political matters that have recently dominated headlines.
School board hopefuls tackled topics such as curriculum, increasing enrollment, facility needs, testing standards and teacher pay.