Alexandria Mayoral candidate Steven Peterson hospitalized after injury

Alexandria mayoral candidate Steven Peterson with his wife, Martha (Courtesy photo)

The Alexandria Democratic Committee (AlexDems) said candidate Steven Peterson can’t attend the Mayoral Democratic Primary Debate tonight after suffering an injury yesterday.

According to AlexDems:

Please also be aware that, late in the day yesterday, we learned that one of the candidates, Steven Peterson, suffered an injury, is in the hospital recuperating and awaiting surgery, and therefore will not be able to participate in tonight’s debate.

Peterson is an outsider in the race, with also features incumbent Vice Mayor Amy Jackson and City Council member Alyia Gaskins. Peterson, a real estate developer, was opposed to the Potomac Yard arena and said he wants to reverse the Zoning for Housing/Housing for All suite of zoning ordinances passed last year.

ALXnow reached out to Peterson’s campaign for more information.

In the meantime, the debate between Jackson and Gaskins is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Alexandria City High School (3330 King Street) to be moderated by Teo Armus, the lead Northern Virginia reporter for The Washington Post.

“We look forward a lively back-and-forth between candidates Jackson and Gaskins about Alexandria’s most pressing issues,” AlexDems said, “and to hearing from candidate Peterson when he’s back on the campaign trail!”

H/t to Ryan Belmore