Albemarle Supervisor, Delegate Candidates Take Part in Forums at The Center
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Gun control, student debt, and a rain tax were just a few of the topics discussed at two candidate forums help at The Center on Wednesday afternoon.
The Senior Statesmen of Virginia hosted forums for Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and area House of Delegates candidates.
Albemarle supervisor candidates discussed Biscuit Run Park, term limits, and the affordable housing crisis in Charlottesville. House of Delegate candidates discussed the Virginia Green New Deal, gun rights, and redistricting.
The hope is that the forums will give area seniors some insight into issues ahead of November's elections.
"The Senior Statesmen of Virginia attempts to discuss important issues about government, education, and health that will affect seniors across Virginia, so we bring in candidate forums like today," said President of Senior Statesmen of Virginia Richard DeMong.
The Board of Supervisors candidates mainly sparred over a rain tax - a storm water fee initially proposed to fund projects that would clean up streams and water sources in the area. House of Delegate candidates mainly disagreed about support for the Virginia New Green Deal - an effort to address climate change and inequity in Virginia.
The delegate candidates all agreed that student debt is an issue, with one candidate calling for the removal of all student debt immediately.