Northam, Perriello Campaigns Announce Joint Appearance and Debate Schedule

Candidates Will Participate in Five Primary Debates, Three Joint Appearances Across Virginia

Today, April 7, the gubernatorial campaigns of Lt. Governor Ralph Northam and former Congressman Tom Perriello are announcing a schedule of five debates and three joint appearances during the Democratic primary. The candidates will kick off their schedule of joint appearances at a forum in Southwest Virginia on April 22, followed by debates in Fairfax, Roanoke, Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Loudoun County, as well as additional forums in Arlington and Charlottesville.

The full schedule of debates and joint appearances is below. Additional information on each will be available soon.

The Democratic primary is June 13.


  • April 29: Fairfax Democrats and Emerge USA Debate in Fairfax
  • May 4: Roanoke Valley Democratic Women Debate in Roanoke
  • May 9: “The People’s Debate” (Sponsored by ProgressVA, VA AFL-CIO, SEIU Virginia 512 and New Virginia Majority) in Richmond
  • May 16: WHRO, Democratic Business Alliance of Hampton Roads, and Greater Hampton Roads Black DEMOCRATS Debate in Hampton Roads
  • May 22: TBA Debate in Loudoun County

Joint Appearances

    • April 22: Democratic Party of Virginia Rural Caucus Forum in Bristol
    • May 2: Our Revolution Forum in Arlington
    • May 13: UVA College Democrats in Charlottesville
If you have questions or wish to cover these events, please contact David Turner from Ralph Northam’s campaign at or Ian Sams from Tom Perriello’s campaign at