Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 13th: Gubernatorial Debate

Dear Friends of Liberty University: 

The race for Virginia Governor this November is critically important for the Commonwealth and the nation, and the nomination contests are quickly garnering national media attention in advance of the June 13 primary election.


Because of the importance of this election, Liberty University is delighted to invite you to join us for a Republican Gubernatorial Primary Candidate Debate here on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  


The debate will feature the three candidates seeking the Republican nomination: Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart, and Frank Wagner. The only state-wide televised debate for this primary election will be moderated by Len Stevens from Liberty University and Mark Spain from WSET ABC-13.  


We also hope you will join us for the reception immediately following the debate that will be held in honor of the candidates and in celebration of Thomas Jefferson's 274th birthday.


The debate will be hosted by the new Center for Law and Government in collaboration with the Liberty University School of Law and the Helms School of Government and will be held at the state-of-the-art Concert Hall in the Center for Music and the Worship Arts (School of Music). Convenient free parking will be available in the Academic Commons Parking Garage. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and because the debate will be broadcast on live television, the audience must be seated not later than 6:45 pm.


This debate represents the inaugural event for the Center for Law and Government which has been established by Liberty University to encourage the debate and free exchange of ideas with an eye toward promoting and preserving our founding American principles – principles of self-government, free enterprise and the rule of law.


Thank you for joining us on this occasion. We look forward to seeing you at Liberty on April 13.





Robert Hurt

Liberty University

Center for Law & Government