The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has provided podcast episodes with Virginia 2021 statewide Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. All declared candidates for these offices were invited to participate in podcast recordings to help introduce them to voters, give them an opportunity make their case for election, and to articulate their health care policy views and positions.
This provides an excellent opportunity during Covid restrictions to hear directly from the candidates before the Republican unassembled convention on Saturday, May 8, and the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 8.
So far, VHHA has recorded and published podcast episodes with the following individuals:
- Candidates for Governor of Virginia: Senator Amanda Chase  (R) of Chesterfield County; Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax  (D); Senator Jennifer McClellan  (D) of Richmond; and entrepreneur Pete Snyder  (R);
- Candidates for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia: Military veteran and technology executive Lance Allen  (R); Delegate Hala Ayala  (D) of Prince William County; Delegate Glenn Davis  (R) of Virginia Beach; Delegate Mark Levine  (D) of Alexandria; Norfolk City Councilwoman Andria McClellan  (D); attorney and community advocate Sean Perryman  (D); Delegate Sam Rasoul  (D) of Roanoke; military veteran and former Delegate Winsome Sears  (R), and businessman Xavier Warren  (D);
- Candidates for Attorney General of Virginia: Chesterfield County Supervisor Leslie Haley  (R), Attorney General Mark Herring  (D); Delegate Jay Jones  (D) of Norfolk; Delegate Jason Miyares  (R) of Virginia Beach; and military veteran and attorney Chuck Smith  (R).
VHHA is conducting this series of statewide candidate interview as an informational service to the public, voters, and the hospital community. These recordings do not constitute endorsements by VHHA, and the views expressed by participating candidates do not necessarily reflect those of VHHA and its members.
Each episode in this series will be available on VHHA.com , and on these podcast apps: Apple Podcast , Spotify , Pandora , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , TuneIn , SoundCloud , Blubrry , iHeart Radio , Deezer , Podbay , Overcast , and Pocket Casts . Interviews in this series will also be featured on the radio airwaves – episodes from the Patients Come First podcast air each Saturday at noon and Sunday at 10 a.m. on 100.5 FM, 92.7 FM, and 820 AM across Central Virginia.
VHHA President and CEO Sean T. Connaughton noted, “These candidate interviews are being conducted as a public service and are being shared with Virginia voters as part of the hospital community’s ongoing effort to enhance public understanding about health care policy and the critical role of the health care delivery system in supporting and strengthening the Commonwealth.”
On November 2, 2021, voters will choose Virginia’s next Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, as well as district representatives for all 100 seats in the House of Delegates.
About VHHA: The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association  is an alliance of 110 hospitals and 26 health delivery systems that develops and advocates for sound health care policy in the Commonwealth. Its mission is to achieve excellence in both health care and health. Its vision is through the power of collaboration to be recognized as a driving force behind making Virginia the healthiest state in the nation. Connect with VHHA through Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , LinkedIn , and Instagram .