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ChamberRVA hosting live televised mayoral debate at Altria Theater October 17th

NBC12 and WCVE will broadcast the event live from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Trevor Dickerson



ChamberRVA announced today it has teamed up with two local TV stations for a live, televised mayoral debate to be broadcast October 17th.

The Richmond Mayoral Candidate Debate will be broadcast live from the Altria Theater Monday, October 17th on NBC12 and WCVE from 7:00 until 8:00 PM.

The debate is free and open to the public and will feature the five candidates who achieved greater than 1% overall response rate according to the August 30, 2016 Christopher Newport/Wason Center poll–Jon Baliles, Jack Berry, Joe Morrissey, Michelle Mosby, and Levar Stoney. All of the named candidates have confirmed their availability to participate.

“This election is occurring at a pivotal point in the revitalization of the City of Richmond,” said Ned Massee, chair of ChamberRVA. “The winner of this election is of critical importance to not only citizens of the city but to all in the Richmond region. We are pleased to provide this opportunity for everyone to learn more about the positions of each candidate on issues impacting the business community.”

Those planning to attend the debate should plan to arrive by 6:30 PM. Doors to the auditorium will close at 6:45 in preparation of the live TV production and opening remarks. The debate will continue until 8:30 PM after the live telecast end with an opportunity for audience members to ask candidates questions.

“The new Mayor, our City Council and the School Board will set the trajectory for our city and our region, so we all need to know as much about the candidates as possible,” said Kim Scheeler, President & CEO of ChamberRVA. “This is a chance for everyone to hear what the candidates say about important issues.”

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.