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Business Forum: Meet the Candidates

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (EDT)


The Louisa County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Louisa Democratic Committee and Louisa Republican Committee, will host a Business Forum: Meet the Candidates with introductions of all candidates and Q&A session for contested elections.  

Moderator Larry Roberts, Director for the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership.

5 pm - 5:30 pm:  Registration and Mingle with Candidates

5:30 pm:  Welcome and opening introductions

7:00 pm:  Closing Remarks

Attendance is open to any business or individuals within Louisa County.  We encourage registration but it is not required. 

Louisa County Candidates:

  • Board of Supervisors, Louisa District
    • Chris Colsey
    • Greg Jones
    • Manning Woodward
  • School Board, Jackson District
    • Bernie Hill
    • Anthony McClendon
  • Carolyn Daughters, Thomase Jefferson Soil & Water 
  • Stacey Fletcher, Commissioner of Revenuew
  • Patty Madison, Circuit Court Clerk
  • Henry Wash, Treasurer
  • Billy Seay, School Board Louisa District

Virginia Candidates:

  • Senate, District 10
    • Dan Tomlinson
  • Senate District 11
    • Creigh Deeds
    • Philip Hamilton
  • House of Delegates District 55
    • Steve Harvey
    • Amy Laufer
  • House of Delegates District 59
    • Rachel Levy

About the Larry Roberts

In addition to working in government and politics, Roberts was a successful lawyer in private practice for more than 20 years, including partnerships with the Skadden Arps and Davis Wright Tremaine international law firms and, most recently, as a partner at Venable LLP. He was President of the Federal Communications Bar Association and was the founding chair of a charitable foundation that has distributed millions of dollars in college scholarships and contributions to organizations serving those in need.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Georgetown University Law Center. Virginia Law Weekly named him as one of its 2017 Virginia Leaders in the Law, and he won three Federal Communications Bar Association Distinguished Service Awards as well as Venable's 2017 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award. 

Roberts’ government service includes positions as Counselor to Governor Tim Kaine and Chief of Staff to Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. In each position, he earned praise for working across the partisan aisle.  

About the Soresen Institute

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership was founded in 1993 to bring together diverse individuals with a passion for politics and public service. All have a wide variety of viewpoints and backgrounds but want to work together for the common good. Our non-partisan mission is to strengthen and enhance the quality of government at all levels throughout Virginia.

Through a variety of programs—for high school and college leaders to first-time political candidates and influential business and community leaders—the Sorensen Institute has established itself as a powerful and effective force for restoring public confidence in our political system.

At the heart of every Sorensen program are three central themes: ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship, and a concentrated study of public policy issues.

Hundreds of graduates of Sorensen’s programs hold positions in local government: as mayors, council members, supervisors and other elected positions all over the Commonwealth. Other alumni are serving in critical positions of leadership in nonprofits, local governments or in the private sector.

Betty Queen Center
522 Industrial Drive
Louisa, VA 23093 United States
Event Contact
Tracy Hale Clark
(540) 967-0944
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (EDT)

Mingle & Registrsation is 5 pm - 5:30 pm.  Program begins promptly at 5:30 pm.

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