June 17, 2024

UMW Hosted Debate for 88th District House of Delegates Seat

UMW hosted a public debate on Oct. 26, between candidates for Virginia’s 88th District House of Delegates seat.

UMW hosted a public debate on Oct. 26, between candidates for Virginia’s 88th District House of Delegates seat.

The University of Mary Washington hosted a public political debate between candidates for Virginia’s 88th District House of Delegates seat on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Democrat Kecia Evans, Republican Phillip Scott and Libertarian Tim Lewis faced off live via Zoom, with public viewing accessible through YouTube. Viewers were able to submit questions beforehand for consideration for inclusion in the debate. Incumbent Mark Cole (R) announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection after nearly two decades in office. The 88th district covers part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Stafford and Fauquier counties.

“While COVID has forced us to debate online this fall, we can look forward to vigorous discussions about the path forward for Virginia,” said moderator Stephen Farnsworth, UMW professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. Read more.