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11 a.m. Saturday, July 22 — The Virginia Bar Association will sponsor the first debate between Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam (D) and Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie (R). The 90-minute debate will be moderated by Judy Woodruff of the PBS News Hour. You can watch the debate live on the PBS News Hour YouTube page, The free, public event occurs during The Virginia Bar Association’s 2017 Summer Meeting, and takes place in the Grand Ballroom of The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Registration is required (

The debates will be available online, and on television across Virginia.

  • July 22: Virginia Bar Association
  • September 19: Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • October: Southwest Virginia Debate hosted by UVA-Wise, the Batten School, and Southwest Virginia Technology Council