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Colgan to Debate Gordy Wednesday

By Potomac Local October 10, 2011 12:00 pm

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Lake Ridge, Va. – Candidates running for office will appear this week at Westminster in Lake Ridge, marking the second time this election season the venue has been used for political debate.

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Prince William County Supervisor Marty Nohe (R-Coles) will discuss issues with his democratic opponent, Anthony Arnold. Dr. Jack Kooyoomjian, Vice President of the Prince William Committee of 100 – the organization sponsoring the event – will moderate the event.

A dinner will follow at 7 p.m., and then candidates vying for state senate offices, Sen. Charles Colgan (D-29, Manassas, Prince William) will debate Republican challenger Tom Gordy.

Currently Pro-Tempore of the Virginia Senate, Colgan is the longest serving member of that law making body and was elected in 1975.

Afterward, Sen. George Barker (D-39, Fairfax, Prince William) will debate Republican challenger Miller Baker.

Investigative reporter Mark Segraves from WTOP Radio in Washington will serve as moderator for the both state senate event.

Last month, democratic incumbent Toddy Puller and challenger Jeff Frederick, both vying for the 36th state senate district, as well as Virginia House of Delegates candidates in the Potomac Communities faced off at the venue.

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