Virginia Lieutenant Governor Candidates Debate at Mason

Posted: September 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm, Last Updated: September 26, 2013 at 7:07 am

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By Buzz McClain

Caption. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Candidates for Virginia lieutenant governor, E.W. Jackson, standing, and state senator Ralph Northam, debate at the Arlington Campus. Peggy Fox from WUSA9, at right, moderated. Photo by Alexis Glenn

Nearly 300 spectators filled George Mason University’s Founders Hall auditorium in Arlington on September 24 for the first debate between Virginia’s candidates for lieutenant governor.

WUSA9 Virginia reporter Peggy Fox moderated the 90-minute conversation between Republican clergyman E.W. Jackson and Democratic state senator and pediatric neurologist Ralph Northam.

The debate was hosted by Mason’s School of Public Policy and the State and Local Government Leadership Center, with assistance from members of the student organization Mason Votes.

School of Public Policy Acting Dean Mark Rozell, Research Professor Frank Shafroth, Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial candidates Republican E.W. Jackson, and Democrat State Senator Ralph Northam greet each other before a debate at the Arlington campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn

From left, Mason School of Public Policy Acting Dean Mark Rozell and Mason Research Professor Frank Shafroth greet Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial candidates E.W. Jackson and state senator Ralph Northam before the debate. Photo by Alexis Glenn

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