Rio District Candidates Forum

From left to right: Charlottesville Tomorrow Executive Director Brian Wheeler, incumbent candidate Rodney Thomas (R) and challenger Brad Sheffield (D).

Charlottesville Tomorrow and The Daily Progress co-hosted a forum for Rio District candidates Tuesday. The forum was held in the cafeteria at Woodbrook Elementary School. Participating were incumbent candidate Rodney Thomas (R) and challenger Brad Sheffield (D).

The forum was divided into three sections. In the first, the candidates answered seven questions jointly selected by Charlottesville Tomorrow and The Daily Progress. In the second, seven written questions were taken from the audience. In the final section of the forum, the candidates were allowed to ask each other two questions each.

Listen to the full forum discussion here (1:15)

While the candidates did not specifically speak to Woodbrook issues, topics of local interest such as congestion on US29 were discussed.