The Student Government Association is proud to announce that Republican US Senate Nominee, Mr. Ed Gillespie, has accepted an invitation to participate in a debate at Wilson Hall on September 10th, 2014. Mr. Gillespie is the former RNC chair and will be facing Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) this upcoming fall in the midterm elections. Mr. Gillespie’s campaign has notified the Student Government Association that he is very excited for this opportunity.
The Student Government is still waiting to hear back from Senator Warner’s Campaign team about whether or not he will be able to make this debate. We hope to report his official decision very soon.
The debate, a collaborative effort by the Student Government Association and the JMU chapter of Virginia-21, will be moderated by Dr. Michael Davis. We would also like to give special thanks to both the JMU chapters of College Democrats, and College Republicans for helping us reach out to the candidates to encourage their participation. It is our hope that these candidates can join us at JMU to discuss the issues relevant to our student body, to our Commonwealth and to our nation. We greatly appreciate all of the resources provided to us by JMU administration, our mentioned sponsors, the greater-Harrisonburg area, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. What better place to debate than the university named after the Father of the Constitution?