Thursday, October 13, 2011

Randolph College hosts state senate debate

Randolph College recently hosted a debate between Bert Dodson and Tom Garrett, candidates for the 22nd District seat in the Virginia state senate. The Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce event drew about 160 people to Smith Hall Theatre.

Jennifer Dugan, a political science professor, moderated the debate.

Representatives from local and regional media outlets asked questions of the two candidates.

Bert Dodson
Tom Garrett
They answered numerous questions on topics such as the state gasoline tax, balancing the state budget, funding education, electricity rates regulation, and helping small businesses.

After the debate, the candidates mingled with local residents and Randolph College students in Smith Banquet Hall.