The ESVA Chamber held a candidates forum Wednesday evening at Sunset Beach KOA Campground at Wise Point, the southern tip of Northampton County, in the Barrier Islands Room.

In the first half of the forum, Delegate Rob Bloxom and Finale Norton discussed a wide range of issues facing local businesses and the local economy.

The first question was regarding Virginia raising the minimum wage.

Here’s Delegate Bloxom’s response:

Here is Finale Norton’s response:

The two also answered questions about historic problems businesses are having with hiring:

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Bloxom

The two also answered how they’d attract more space flight businesses to Wallops Island:

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Norton

The two disagreed on a Democratic proposal to eliminate Virginia’s right to work laws:

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Bloxom

The two also discussed their ideas for steps that can be taken at the state level to help control healthcare costs:

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Norton

The full forum, including video, can be seen on the ShoreDailyNews.com Facebook page.

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