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In-Person, TV Debates Scheduled Ahead of November Elections
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In-Person, TV Debates Scheduled Ahead of November Elections

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) will hold both in-person and televised forums for the public and the press to learn about the candidates who are running for election to the Virginia House of Delegates. “The purpose of these forums is to educate voters about the candidates and where they stand on the issues, by hearing them answer questions from the public, so voters can make informed choices at the ballot box in November,” said Wendy Fox-Grage, LWVFA co-president.

There will be four in-person forums and three televised forums. The League invited all certified candidates campaigning for office in their respective districts. At the in-person forums, question-and-answer sessions will be followed by an opportunity for informal conversations with individual candidates.

The public and press are encouraged to attend these in-person forums:

  • Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Reston Community Center: Hunters Woods Village Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Invited candidates: Kathleen J. Murphy (D), Cheryl A. Buford (R), Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum (D), Donte T. Tanner (D), Timothy D. "Tim" Hugo (R), R.C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr. (D), Karrie K. Delaney (D), James M. "Jim" LeMunyon (R), Jennifer R. Boysko (D), and Linda C. Schulz (R).
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Providence Community Center: 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax. Invited candidates: Mark L. Keam (D), David L. Bulova (D), Eileen Filler-Corn (D), Kathy K.L. Tran (D), Lolita I. Mancheno-Smoak (R), Marcus B. Simon (D), and Mike S. Casey (I).
  • Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School, Lecture Hall: 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. Invited candidates: L. Kaye Kory (D), Paul B. Haring (R), Vivian E. Watts (D), Mark D. Sickles (D), Paul E. Krizek (D), Mark H. Levine (D), Alfonso H. Lopez (D), and Adam Roosevelt (R).
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Sully Government Center: 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Invited candidates: Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum (D), David L. Bulova (D), Donte T. Tanner (D), Timothy D. "Tim" Hugo (R), Karrie K. Delaney (D), James M. "Jim" LeMunyon (R), Jennifer R. Boysko (D), and Linda C. Schulz (R).

The televised forums at Fairfax County Public Access are on Channel 10 or livestreamed on YouTube “Inside Scoop Livestream.” The public can submit questions by email to theinsidescooptv@gmail.com or call 571-749-1142 between 7-8:30 p.m. Tune in on:

  • Monday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.: Invited candidates: L. Kaye Kory (D), Paul B. Haring (R), Vivian E. Watts (D), Mark D. Sickles (D), Paul E. Krizek (D), Mark H. Levine (D), Alfonso H. Lopez (D), and Adam Roosevelt (R).
  • Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.: Invited candidates: Mark L. Keam (D), David L. Bulova (D), Eileen Filler-Corn (D), Kathy K.L. Tran (D), Lolita I. Mancheno-Smoak (R), Marcus B. Simon (D), and Mike S. Casey (I)
  • Monday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.: Invited candidates: Kathleen J. Murphy (D), Cheryl A. Buford (R), Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum (D), Donte T. Tanner (D), Timothy D. "Tim" Hugo (R), R.C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr. (D), Karrie K. Delaney (D), James M. "Jim" LeMunyon (R), Jennifer R. Boysko (D), and Linda C. Schulz (R).

“Our League is committed to empowering voters in Fairfax County, and we highly encourage the public and the press to attend these free in-person events and tune in to the televised forums,” says Judy Helein, LWVFA co-president.

For more information about the candidates' priorities and positions, go to the League-sponsored website: www.vote411.org.