Video segment shot and produced by Tina Ho.
Election Day is Nov. 2, but now is the time to begin thinking about the candidates on the ballot.
Over the next several weeks, News 8 will profile key races for Central Texas.
In the video, hear from Republican Gary Cutler and Democrat Tommy Ratliff, the two candidates vying for Hays County sheriff.
You can also find these candidate interviews on News 8 On Demand, Time Warner Cable Digital Channel 1408.
Click here to hear from Republican Ray Whisenant and Democrat Karen Ford, the two candidates vying for Hays County commissioner for Precinct 4.