UMW to Host Debate for Virginia Senate

Candidates for the 17th district seat in the Virginia Senate will participate in a debate at the University of Mary Washington. The session will be held Thursday, November 3 in Monroe Hall, Room 116 at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public without charge.

The debate will present two candidates for the seat: Democratic incumbent Edd Houck, director of corporate and community programs for MediCorp in Fredericksburg and a former educator, and Republican challenger Bryce Reeves, a small business owner and a retired captain from the United States Army. The 17th district includes all of Culpeper, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Spotsylvania Counties and part of Fredericksburg City.

The panelists include Dick Hammerstrom, local news editor of the Free Lance-Star, and Ted Schubel, news director of News/Talk 1230 WFVA-AM. Rosalyn Cooperman, associate professor of political science at UMW, will serve as moderator for the discussions.

The program is sponsored by the university’s Student Government Association Legislative Action Committee and the Kappa Upsilon chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science scholastic honor society. For more information about the debate, contact Will Spaulding, chair of the SGA Legislative Action Committee, at (757) 810-7083.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.