Candidates vying for the Democratic nod to challenge Rep. Rob Wittman in the First Congressional District outlined their positions on gun control, education and health care at a forum Thursday.
While coming from varied backgrounds — Edwin Santana a former Marine, John Suddarth a businessman and Army veteran and Vangie Williams a strategic planner — the candidates hewed to a similar progressive message.
Ryan Sawyers, who was scheduled to appear at the forum, suspended his campaign Feb. 27, according to a news release.
In the wake of a mass shooting that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in February, the candidates voiced support for tougher gun laws,...