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September 28, 2015
Contact: Will Lyster

Tracci Issues New Call for Lunsford to Explain Record at Public Forums

Questions Opponent's Judgment in Scheduling Partisan Campaign Event on UVA Grounds

September 28, 2015 -- Charlottesville, VA

After releasing a letter raising questions about the legality of a planned October 1st campaign event for Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney candidate Denise Lunsford, the event appears to have been removed from the University Calendar.  However, the event will now take place in a different location.

Tracci continues to question his opponent's legal judgment when requesting or agreeing to participate in impermissible partisan activities on UVA Grounds.

The University's tax exempt status precludes the use of University resources to promote one-sided, partial, partisan, campaign activities on Grounds.  My opponent, who exercises criminal jurisdiction over much of the University of Virginia in her present capacity as Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney, knows or ought to  know this.

Tracci renewed calls for additional forums to discuss their contrasting visions and priorities for the Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorneys office.

My opponent claims she is too busy to face voters to discuss her record as Commonwealth's Attorney, yet continues to find time for closed-door political events and fundraisers. 

I renew my call for additional forums before nonpartisan civic groups such as the NAACP, League of Women Voters, and others.  Additional forums are necessary to give voters the information they deserve before casting their votes on November 3rd.