Elections are slated in Runnels County on Tuesday Nov, 7. Five candidates have filed to run for four seats on the Ballinger Memorial Hospital District Board.
Incumbent and Board President Mike Dankworth will be running along with Dr. Bradly Bundrant, Bill Hunter, Brenda Joyce Waterfill and Bryan Jennings.
All of the candidates were asked to fill out a questionnaire and candidate profile. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 23.

Name: Bryan Jennings

Occupation: Rancher, self-employed.

Education: Ballinger High School class of 1999; Angelo State University class of 2003 graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with a Range and Wildlife Management minor.

Clubs, organizations:

Family: Mother, Carol, owned Ballinger Home Health 1985-2012, BS in Medical Technology 1969 and a registered nurse from 2003 to present; father, Bobby, rancher, self-employed.

What are most important issues you want to address if elected or re-elected to the board of the Ballinger Memorial Hospital?

What do you think you can bring to the district if elected?

What do you feel qualifies you for a position on the Ballinger Memorial Hospital District Board?

I was asked to answer three questions and as they are related, I believe I can answer them in one basic statement. We need our rural hospital versus a regional medical center. People need to understand that in order for our hospital to be successful the community must support it. Also, we need to have the faith that the hospital will hear our concerns and complaints and respond to them. I have experience within the medical system as the medical world has been a part of my life and my family’s for as long as I can remember. I also have personal experience as a life-long patient diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder since birth. For the above reasons I understand the critical need for a quality medical facility in our community. Whether I win or not I will always support this hospital district.