Norfolk Division of the Chamber Hosts Candidate Forums

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Norfolk Division of the Chamber Hosts Candidate Forums
The first forum on April 5th were for Mayoral Candidates: Kenny Alexander; Bob McCabe and Andy Protogyrou. The second forum was held for candidates in Super Wards 6: Barclay Winn (incumbent); Andria McClellan; and Dr. Warren Stewart and Angelia Williams-Graves (incumbent); Billy Cook; Harry Candela and Kendrick Turner.
The Norfolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the League of Women Voters South Hampton Roads; NAACP and the Norfolk Federation of Civic Leagues held 2 Candidate Forums at the Academy for Discovery. The first forum on April 5th were for Mayoral Candidates: Kenny Alexander; Bob McCabe and Andy Protogyrou. The second forum was held for candidates in Super Wards 6: Barclay Winn (incumbent); Andria McClellan; and Dr. Warren Stewart and Angelia Williams-Graves (incumbent); Billy Cook; Harry Candela and Kendrick Turner. 
 
The events were free and open to the public and lasted from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Attendees were provided the opportunity to submit questions and hear about the candidates’ general vision and top priorities for Norfolk. 
 
The purpose of the forums was to give candidates and incumbents vying for office an opportunity to present their views on issues impacting Norfolk. 
 
The format and questions were developed by the Chamber and event partners. The moderator was Martha Rollins from the League of Women Voters.
 
The format was the same for all groups of candidates.
Each candidate gave an opening statement and then allowed to respond to the moderators’ questions. All candidates in each race answered the same questions pertaining to economic development; jobs; public safety; education and transparency. Finally, each candidate gave a closing statements.  
 
In addition, attendees were provided the opportunity to submit questions and hear about the candidates’ general vision and top priorities for Norfolk. 
 
Elections will be held on May 3rd. The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the May 3rd General Election is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26th. The last day to vote an absentee ballot in person for the May 3rd General Election is Saturday, April 30th at 5:00 p.m. To check your registration status and voting location, click here  (https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation). 
 
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