About 60 people filled a room at Cross Timbers Church in Valley View, Texas, on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2021, to hear from the four Republican candidates on the ballot for the Texas House District 68 special election.

John Berry, Jason Brinkley, Craig Carter and David Spiller are vying to fill the seat vacated by state Sen. Drew Springer, R-Muenster. A fifth candidate, Charles Gregory, is running as a Democrat on the ballot. He was not invited to the forum put on by the Cooke County Republican Women.

All four Republican candidates were given three minutes for opening and closing remarks. They were also allotted one and a half minutes per question asked.