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Alexandria Democratic Committee Announces Two City Council Debates

Debates will be held at city's two middle schools.

The Alexandria Democratic Committee announced Wednesday it will hold two debates featuring the party’s 12 City Council candidates.

The debates are scheduled for May 9 at Francis C. Hammond Middle School and June 4 at . Both debates will begin at 7 p.m. 

The primary date in Virginia is officially set for June 12. The Democratic Party will use the primary to nominate its candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, mayor and council.

Six Democratic nominees for City Council will be selected on primary day. Election Day is Nov. 6.

“The ADC is an organization committed to ensuring that the Democratic voters who go to the polls on June 12 will have an opportunity to hear from their candidates,” ADC Chair Dak Hardwick said in a statement. “We are pleased that all Democratic candidates have agreed to participate and we feel these debates will help voters make an informed selection on primary day.”

Don Buch, a West End resident and vice chair of the Beauregard Corridor Stakeholders Group, is the appointed ADC debate chair.

“I am extremely pleased that Don has agreed to serve as the ADC Debate Chair this year,” Hardwick said in the statement. “Don’s leadership and extensive knowledge of the issues makes him an excellent choice to head up our debate program. With Don at the helm, Alexandrians can be assured that our debates will cover the critical issues facing our community.”

The Alexandria Republican City Committee will hold a party canvass on June 2 to select its candidates for council. The party will use a primary on June 12 to nominate its candidates for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

The Taylor Run Citizens Association will hold a debate for council candidates at its April 18 meeting at the . 

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pastexperiences March 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Remember when Donna Fossem enters the race that she has been a polorizing force whereever she is. The art of the game. She has mad public, mean comments against Dell Pepper to get her off the council. At one time Donna ran her campaingn. Dell will have to face her down with these severe allegations. However, Donna has allegiance to no one and Kerry is her main mentor and they play the same games. Ugly and divisive. She will stay behind and let the others duke it out but it is time that the woman of Alexandria like Vola Lawson learn the truth about this player. If you care about Dell than confront Donna with her hate campaign against her.

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