The event went very well, with approximately 75 people attending in-person or via Zoom. The five candidates (Michael Payne, Lloyd Snook, Dashad Cooper, Natalie Oschrin, and Bob Fenwick) made opening statement and then addressed questions and shared their thoughts on a wide variety of topics, e.g. top priority if elected, fuel efficiency and carbon emissions reduction, affordable housing, transportation, housing development in the Rivanna River floodplain, gun violence, and more.
The recording of the forum is available here (welcoming remarks end at 3:30).
Thanks to the candidates for showing up for another forum, to Lewis Combs for nicely moderating, to John McLaren for organizing, to Suzanne Michels and Nancy Damon and Erin Monaghan for assistance at the event (probably others!?), and to Buford Middle School for hosting!
Note: last night’s forum was the last one we’re sponsoring before the June 20 primary. We held a House of Delegates Forum on April 26 (recording is online here) at the Jefferson School, co-sponsored by the Albemarle Dems, and the Executive Committee decided in April that a Cville Dems State Senate forum wasn’t needed since quite a few others were already scheduled.