For the first time, the non-partisan Meet and Greet Candidates Forum for certified candidates, both for the State Senate and the House of Delegates, will be broadcast live on a special extended edition of Inside Scoop on Aug. 31, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The studio is located at 2929-S Eskridge Road in the Mosaic District of Fairfax. All of the candidates have been invited to respond to questions from a studio audience for an hour and then to meet with the public informally in a conference room next to the studio. Viewers at home will be able to e-mail or phone in questions during the broadcast to insidescoop@NoVa.org or 1-571-749-1166. To join the live audience, go to the studio. Directions are on the Channel 10 website. To stream the program, go to www.insidescoopproductions.com. Ten minutes before the program starts, touch the WATCH LIVE button on the screen. The streaming will last till the program ends. A videotape of the broadcast will be posted both on the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) website and on YouTube.
Candidates for the Senate and House of Delegates in the eastern region of the county, Mount Vernon, Lee, and Mason districts, will be in the studio with their constituents from 7 to 8 p.m. Candidates for districts in the central region, Braddock, Providence, and Springfield, will be in the studio from 8 to 9 p.m., and candidates with districts primarily in the western region will be in the studio from 9 to 10 p.m.
This event is the first of 13 Meet and Greets sponsored this year by the LWVFA and its co-sponsors: the American Association of University Women of Virginia (AAUW), the Fairfax County Council of PTAs, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and the Voice of Vietnamese Americans.
A companion program for candidates for Sheriff, Commonwealth Attorney, Clerk of the Court, and Directors of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District will air on Monday, Sept. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m.