COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Former Virginia House of Delegates Speaker, retired teacher, and candidate for Governor Kirk Cox committed Wednesday to participating in a gubernatorial debate at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. Cox’s commitment follows an open letter in Wednesday’s Roanoke Times about the need for a gubernatorial debate in Southwest Virginia. The letter was signed by leaders from 15 different institutions of higher education in Southwest Virginia.
“Dedicating an entire debate in Southwest Virginia to focus on the unique challenges and opportunities of the region makes total sense,” Cox said. “I could not agree more that a gubernatorial debate must be held in Southwest Virginia. The Appalachian School of Law is a perfect venue. Name the date and time and I’m in.”