By David Hylton
The Farmville Herald is hosting a candidate forum on Wednesday for the three candidates seeking to represent Virginia's 22nd Senate District.
Democrat Ryant L. Washington, of Fluvanna, Republican Mark Peake, of Lynchburg, and independent Joe Hines, of Rice, accepted invitations to attend the forum, which begins at 7 p.m. in Johns Auditorium at Hampden-Sydney College.
The seat became open after Republican Sen. Tom Garrett was elected in November to represent the 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The special election is Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Wednesday's event is co-sponsored by Hampden-Sydney's Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest.
The 22nd Senate District includes all of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Prince Edward and Goochland counties and parts of Louisa County and the city of Lynchburg.