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Richmond Crusade to hold candidates forums

9/7/2017, 10:12 p.m.
Want to learn more about the Richmond candidates on the November ballot? The Richmond Crusade for Voters is hosting free ...

Want to learn more about the Richmond candidates on the November ballot?

The Richmond Crusade for Voters is hosting free public forums next week to allow voters to get to know the candidates seeking office in the city, it has been announced.

The first event is scheduled Monday, Sept. 11, at Club 533, 700 N. 3rd Street.

From 6 to 8 p.m., the program is to focus on the four candidates for the 3rd District School Board seat now held by Cindy A. Menz-Erb, who was appointed to the board and is seeking her first elected term against four challengers. They are: Dorian A. Daniels, Kenya J. Gibson, Joann Henry and Kevin A. Starlings.

Then from 8 to 10 p.m., the Crusade will feature the three candidates seeking to replace outgoing Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr., organizers said. The candidates are Democratic nominee Antionette Irving, who beat Sheriff Woody in the June Democratic primary, and two independents, Nicole D. Jackson and Emmett Johnson Jafari.

Two days later, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Crusade has scheduled a second forum for 6 to 10 p.m. at Club 533.

That event will focus on candidates for the House of Delegates and candidates seeking to replace outgoing City Treasurer Eunice Wilder.

The forum for House candidates in Districts 68, 69 and 74, including incumbents and challengers, is from 6 to 8 p.m.

Invitees include Republican incumbent G.M. “Manoli” Loupassi of the 68th District and his Democratic challenger, Dawn M. Adams; Democratic incumbent Betsy B. Carr of the 69th District and her challengers, Libertarian Jacob A. “Jake” Crocker and Green Party candidate Montague A. Magruder; and Democratic incumbent Lamont Bagby of the 74th District, and his challenger, independent Preston T. Brown.

The forum for the three candidates for treasurer will be 8 to 10 p.m. The candidates are Democratic nominee Nichole O.R. Armstead and two former members of City Council, Michelle R. Mosby and L. Shirley Harvey.

Details: Johnny Walker, chair of the Crusade’s research committee, (804) 357-8242.

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