FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2018
Director, Communications & Marketing
Northern Virginia Chamber, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, and NBC4 Announce 2018 Northern Virginia Senatorial Debate, Invite Candidates to Participate
Tysons, Va. – Today, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, and NBC4 Washington announced the Northern Virginia Debate featuring the two major party candidates for the Commonwealth’s 2018 United States Senate race. Invitations have been extended to Senator Tim Kaine (D) and Chairman Corey Stewart (R).
The 2018 Northern Virginia Debate will be presented on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Chamber, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, and NBC4 Washington. Capital One will host the event at its headquarters in Tysons, Virginia.
Highly respected journalist and political commentator, NBC News Political Director and Moderator of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd, will moderate the debate, which will focus on the critical issues facing Virginia voters.
“We are excited to once again host Northern Virginia’s premiere political event along with our partners at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government,” said Harry Klaff, Managing Director, JLL, and Northern Virginia Chamber Board Chair. “For more than a quarter of a century, the Northern Virginia Chamber has been proud to host the region’s top political debates. This contest will provide Chamber members the unique opportunity to see the candidates for United States Senate debate the issues that are critical to the future of our nation, our Commonwealth, and our region.”
“The 2018 United States Senate race will provide Virginians a very clear choice in policy platforms, philosophy, and style,” said Dr. Mark J. Rozell, Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. “As Virginia continues to be at the center of the American political landscape, The Schar School is eager to continue the tradition of The Northern Virginia Debate and provide our region and our Commonwealth with a lively discussion of key public policy issues.”
The Debate will air live in prime time on NBC4 and will be made available to NBC affiliate stations statewide. The Debate will be streamed live on NBCWashington.com and the NBCWashington news app.
Registration will be available on the Northern Virginia Chamber’s website.
About the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce: The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), formerly the Fairfax Chamber, the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, represents local employers with more than 500,000 regional employees. The Northern Virginia Chamber is the leader in advancing innovative solutions to the region’s priorities in transportation, education, workforce, and economic opportunity. For 90-plus years, the Northern Virginia Chamber has been working hand-in-hand with companies in the region to build a strong business community. To learn more about the Northern Virginia Chamber, please visit http://www.novachamber.org and follow the Northern Virginia Chamber on Twitter: @NOVAChamber.
About George Mason: George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls 35,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Visit gmu.edu to learn more.
About the Schar School of Policy and Government: The Schar School of Policy and Government is one of the largest schools of its kind in the country, with 14 programs and over 2,000 students taught by more than 80 full-time faculty. The school prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders and managers who solve problems and advance the public good in all sectors and levels of government. Learn more at schar.gmu.edu