Rob Wittman

Candidates for governor search for answers to state's economic woes

Candidates for governor search for answers to state's economic woes

Republican and democratic candidates for governor had different views on how to fix the state's economy but one thing they agreed on: Virginia's economy needs to be fixed.

"Do we have room for improvement? Absolutely," said Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. and democratic candidate for governor.

Northam, along with the four Republican candidates for governor, spoke at the 7th Annual Virginia Economic Summit on Friday at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Northam said he wanted to see Virginia diversify its economy and see more investments in cybersecurity and drones.

Rep. Rob Wittman said he would like to reform the education system by engaging youth at an earlier age,...

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