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Election 2024: Staunton Dems to host candidates event for local, state seats

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The Staunton Democratic party will host a candidates event at Cider From Mars in downtown Staunton on Tuesday, June 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Voters are encouraged to come meet the candidates, and support women’s health and reproductive rights. Organizations that support women’s health and reproductive rights will be present.

The first 40 guests will get a ticket for a free cider. Music will be provided by Staunton’s The Hot Mamas, and food will be available for purchase from Charlotte’s Kitchenette.

The following candidates will speak and be available for questions:
● Ken Mitchell – Democratic candidate for Congressional District 6
● Sen. Ghazala Hashmi – Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor
● 5 or more candidates for Staunton City Council and School Board
Ciders From Mars is at 121 S. Lewis St., Staunton.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.