Roanoke Dems drop firehouse primary in favor of virtual convention during coronavirus concerns

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(WDBJ7)-- A firehouse primary to choose nominees for city council has been replanned as a virtual convention by Roanoke Democrats, according to a statement Monday.

After two weeks of research and consultation with officials and vendors, RCDC will now select a Democratic City Council slate with a committee-only virtual convention May 2, 2020.

Five hopefuls, including Robert Jeffrey Jr., Stephanie Moon, Luke W. Priddy, Peter Volosin and current City Councilperson Trish White-Boyd, have officially declared their candidacy for the three open Roanoke City Council seats up for election this November.

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