Richmond, VA — In addition to three upcoming gubernatorial debates, the Democratic Party of Virginia has organized and planned three debates for the Democratic candidates running for lieutenant governor and attorney general. With an unprecedented number of Democrats running for statewide office, these debates will be a vital way for voters to make informed choices ahead of the June 8 primary. Meanwhile, there are still no public debates scheduled for any Republican statewide race.
Candidates for lieutenant governor will participate in a debate on May 25 hosted by WJLA at George Mason University. The six candidates participating are:
- Hala Ayala
- Mark Levine
- Andria McClellan
- Sean Perryman
- Sam Rasoul
- Xavier Warren
The two candidates for attorney general - Jay Jones and Mark Herring - will participate in a debate on May 5 hosted by WJLA and a debate on May 15 hosted by WTVR. All three debates will be broadcast across the commonwealth in addition to being streamed online.
"With an unprecedented number of Democrats running for statewide office, we're excited to offer voters across the Commonwealth a chance to hear candidates address the most important issues Virginia faces. With early voting underway, it's more important than ever that voters have a chance to hear directly from the candidates. We're proud to be organizing and hosting primary debates for the first time ever, and we're looking forward to informative, spirited debates accessible to all Virginians," said DPVA Chair Susan Swecker.