On Tuesday, October 15, a Candidate Forum was held at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. The Forum was moderated by Joel Rubin and included all local delegates running for office in the November 5th elections. The event was sponsored by, The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, VB Hotel Motel Association, Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, and VB Restaurant Association.
Participating candidates included, Dan Foster (L- 78th District), Bill Fleming (D-82nd District), Bill DeSteph (R-82nd District), Glenn Davis (R-84th District), Greg Turpin (D-84th District), Bill Dale (D-85th District), and Scott Taylor (R-85th District).
Candidates discussed important issues affecting the Hampton Roads area, including transportation legislation, implementation of a regional rapid rail system, changes to the local school schedule, and funding for the Virginia tourism industry.