Mark Herring

House candidates discuss issues at forum

House candidates discuss issues at forum

Just weeks ahead of the November election, candidates for the 97th and 98th House Districts weighed in on education, the minimum wage and Confederate monuments during a public forum Oct. 12.

In the 97th District, Republican Del. Chris Peace is being challenged by Democrat Cori Johnson, who has a background in public safety and firefighting. Republican Keith Hodges defends his seat against Democrat Sheila Crowley, a retired social worker, in the 98th District.

The 97th District consists of New Kent and portions of King William and Hanover counties. The 98th District includes part of King William as well as King and Queen, Gloucester, Middlesex, Essex and Mathews...