Judge candidates talk taxes, racism, more Posted in: News BASTROP — County judge candidates fielded a wide range of questions and explained why they would raise taxes, address racism and discussed positions on over a dozen topics.The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate Q&A Oct. 18 at the Bastrop Convention Center. The event is part of the Chamber’s initiative called BastropVotes.com.“The purpose is pure and simple, and it's to promote the vote here in Bastrop County,” said Becki Womble, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “We conduct forums or Q&As like this one tonight so that you can hear directly from the candidates that are here and make an informed ...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!