Bastrop, Smithville chambers host May candidate forums Posted in: News This week, candidates for local office in Bastrop and Smithville are answering questions and speaking to voters through forums hosted by the chambers of commerce in Bastrop and Smithville. Bastrop Votes, an initiative by the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce to promote voting in Bastrop County and provide impartial information about candidates seeking elected office, is hosting two candidate forums this spring. The forum for Place 2 on the Bastrop ISD school board took place on Monday evening, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. The candidates for this position are Joseph B. Thompson and incumbent Kellye Seekatz. The forum for Place 4 on the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!