Lynchburg, VA – Today, Tim Griffin, candidate for the Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney, confirmed that he would attend the only scheduled Lynchburg City Republican Committee debate. This comes after his opponent, Bethany Harrison, declined to participate in this event.
After receiving word of Harrison's intent to avoid her one opportunity for an open debate, Griffin released the following statement:
“I am disappointed that my opponent is skipping the only Republican debate for the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney race. Nothing in this campaign is more important to me than talking with voters about issues that impact our community. As such, I will be at the debate answering questions and displaying my conservative vision for our city, regardless of whether or not she attends.”
The Republican debate is scheduled for May 1 at 7:00 PM at New Covenant School on Fleetwood Drive in Lynchburg.
Griffin is a member and Vice-Chair of the Lynchburg Republican City Committee as well as the Republican Chairman of the 23rd Delegate District. He has also been endorsed by Congressmen Tom Garrett, former Congressmen Virgil Goode, Virginia Delegate Ben Cline, Bedford Sheriff Mike Brown and former Lynchburg City Councilman H. Cary.