Dr. Alcorn Challenges Delegate Bell to Attend All Debates
09/09/2019 Updated Release from the campaign for Elizabeth Alcorn:
Dyke, VA – Democratic challenger, Dr. Elizabeth Alcorn, has confirmed four debates with incumbent Rob Bell in three out of the four counties in the 58th District. There are two scheduled in Albemarle and one in each Fluvanna and Rockingham. At the current time, Dr. Alcorn has confirmed her attendance at all scheduled debates. It is hopeful that there will be a fifth debate in Greene County as well.
As of today, Delegate Bell has only confirmed his attendance at the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce debate in October. Open dialogue on the issues is important to the democratic process and Dr. Alcorn hopes that Delegate Bell will confirm his attendance at the debates in the near future.
“It is surprising that Delegate Bell will not be attending our debate this week when he attended in 2017. Our goal is provide residents in each county in the district a chance to attend a debate close to home. I want voters to understand the vast differences between my opponent and myself on the issues. It’s important that our elected officials are accessible and there’s no better way to show that than to come to the communities where our voters live. If I had the privilege to serve as their delegate, it would be a priority to hold open events in each county,” said Alcorn.
At the current time, the scheduled debates are as follows:
- Wednesday September 11th from 2:30-3:30 PM at The Center on Hillsdale Drive, sponsored by Senior
Statesmen of Virginia
- Monday September 23rd from 7:00-9:00 PM at East Rockingham High School in Elkton, sponsored by the East Rockingham High School PTSA
- Thursday October 10th from 7:00-9:00 PM at Broadus Wood Elementary School in Earlysville, sponsored by the Earlysville Area Residents’ League
- Monday October 21st from 6:30-9:00 PM at the Fluvanna County School Board Offices in the Old Palmyra Elementary School, sponsored by the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce