This is going to be a very interesting race. We learned last time how just a few votes can make a big difference. Here is a chance to learn more about the candidates and the issues:
Fifth Congressional District Candidates Showcase, Charlottesville Senior Center – Wednesday, August 11, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
On November 2nd, voters will elect a representative from Virginia’s fifth district. This district is the Commonwealth’s largest, covering all or part of 18 counties and all of 4 independent cities in Central and Southside Virginia. Don’t miss the chance to hear what the candidates have to say when the Senior Statesmen of Virginia present a Candidates Showcase at the Senior Center on August 11.
All three candidates have been invited and are expected to attend this forum. Each will have a 15-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session.
In 2008, the fifth district contest was a squeaker. Local Democrat Tom Perriello pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the country, unseating six-term GOP Congressman Virgil Goode with a margin of only 727 votes. This time around, freshman Congressman Perriello will face Republican State Senator Robert Hurt, who won his party’s nomination in a seven-way primary in June, and recently announced Independent candidate Jeffrey Clark.
Senior Statesmen of Virginia is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational and advocacy organization. Its purposes are to enable seniors to identify and articulate their view points on the issues affecting all citizens of Virginia; to encourage knowledge of and active participation in the public process of government; to disseminate information about social, governmental, and educational institutions; and to prepare resolutions stating positions on member-selected issues for distribution to public officials.
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