Virginia Governor's Race: Successful Debate Night at ASL
Appalachian School of Law was pleased to host last week’s gubernatorial debate between former Governor Terry McAuliffe and business executive Glenn Youngkin. This event marked the first debate between the major party candidates, and the event did not disappoint.
The candidates engaged in a lively exchange contrasting their views on the economic wellbeing and revitalization of the Virginia economy, the rising crime rates in the Commonwealth, the public response to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the need for reinvestment in the Southwest Virginia economy, state government agency efficiency and effectiveness, and abortion. The debate was broadcast live to thousands of viewers on C-Span and on various television and radio stations, as well as YouTube and other internet platforms. The exceptional work of the debate’s moderator, Susan Page, and panelists, Dr. Bob Holsworth and Candace Burns should be applauded.
ASL President, B. Keith Faulkner, added that a law school was "the perfect place for the candidates to discuss our society's foundational pillars, such as the Rule of Law, free enterprise, and self-government, which underpin all of the issues raised in the exchange.”
ASL congratulates the candidates for participating in this important event. As Virginia voters have entered the early voting season for the November 2021 election, they have the benefit of the Republican and Democratic candidates' differing views for the future of the Commonwealth.