All four candidates vying for the seat of retiring Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) will square off in a debate hosted by the South County Federation at its monthly meeting on April 14.
The lineup includes Fairfax County planning commission member Tim Sargeant, Jack Dobbyn, a Mount Vernon District Appointee of Hyland’s and co-chair the Board of Supervisors’ and School Board’s joint working committee; Mount Vernon School Board representative Dan Storck; and Lorton-based marketing research firm owner Candace Bennett.
Sargeant handily won a Democratic straw poll held in early March, with 47.5 of the 227 votes cast. The party’s primary is scheduled for June 9.
The debate is set to last from 7 until 10 p.m. and is open to the public, however only South County Federation members may ask questions.
South County High School is located at 8501 Silverbrook Road in Lorton. For more information, visit www.southcountyfederation.com.