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Democratic congressional candidates invited to forum in Framingham

Posted by Your Town  September 2, 2013 03:22 PM

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The following is a press release from the Framingham Democratic Town Committee

The Democratic Town Committees of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Natick, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland and Weston are sponsoring a candidate’s forum for the seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative in the Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District.

The Forum is being hosted by Framingham State University at Dwight Hall – Performing Arts Center. It takes place Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Due to the election of Congressman Ed Markey to the United States Senate, the 5th Congressional District seat is now vacant and the Secretary of State has called for special elections to fill the vacancy.

The Democratic Primary will be held on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. The final election will be held on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013.

Both Democratic and unenrolled voters in this heavily Democratic District will have many excellent choices on the ballot on the 15th. The seven candidates are: (alphabetically): State Sen. Will Brownsberger (Belmont), State Sen. Katherine Clark (Melrose), Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian (Watertown), Martin Long, (Arlington), Paul John Maisano (Stoneham), State Rep. Carl Scortino (Medford) and State Sen. Karen Spilka (Ashland)

The communities represented in the 5th Congressional District are: Arlington, Ashland, Belmont, Cambridge (Ward 3 Precinct 2A, Ward 4, Precincts 2 and 3, Wards 6,7,8 and 9, Ward 10, Precincts 1 and 2), Framingham, Holliston, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Revere, Sherborn, Southborough, Stoneham, Sudbury (Precincts 1A, 2, 3, 4 and 5), Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Weston, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn.

John Walsh, Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party will serve as the forum Moderator. The moderated forum will feature a brief opening statement by each of the candidates. This will be followed by predetermined questions that will be asked of each of the candidates on a rotating basis. To conclude, each candidate will be permitted a brief closing statement.

There will be an opportunity to meet the candidates following the forum.

Any questions may be directed to Jerry Desilets, Vice Chair, Framingham Democratic Town Committee: (508-872-8398) or mgdesilets@aol.com

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