Farnsworth Moderates Legislative Debates, Provides Media Commentary

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, moderated seven state legislative debates in advance of 2019 Virginia legislative elections, two debates for the Senate of Virginia and five debates for House of Delegate seats. Those candidate debates were held in Prince William County, Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg and involved candidates seeking to represent those political jurisdictions as well as other neighboring counties.

Farnsworth also has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Cole’s win helps flip House of Delegates for Democrats (Free Lance-Star)

Analysis: Donations flood competitive races in election home stretch (RVA HUB; WHSV 3)

Alleged ballot foul-ups plaguing some Stafford precincts (Free Lance-Star)

Virginia College Students Weigh in Before Election Day (WTVR)

Trump Lashes Out After Impeachment Vote (CTV News Canada)

Fight over energy policy fuels Virginia election spending (Washington Post)

2019 Prince William County Election Guide (Inside Nova)

Absentee voting much higher this year than in 2015 (Free Lance-Star)

Hampton Roads will be a major battleground as Democrats try to take power in Richmond (Virginian-Pilot)

‘The party needs to have a tough conversation’: Republicans play catch-up when it comes to diversity (Virginia Mercury)

In contest for Black’s seat, focus on gun violence, response to Justin Fairfax allegations (Washington Post)