BOSTON (AP) — Environmental groups are planning to host a virtual candidate forum for 11 candidates vying for the state’s 4th Congressional District seat.
The seat is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy, who is challenging fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the party’s primary for Markey’s Senate seat. The primary is Sept. 1.
The forum will be divided into three one-hour Zoom sessions — at noon on June 9, 11, and 16 — to allow the candidates to respond to crucial questions on environmental and energy policy.
The Tuesday forum will include Isshane Lecky, Jesse Mermell and Ben Sigel followed on Thursday by Becky Grossman, Julie Hall, Alan Khazei and Chris Zannetos.
The June 16 forum will include Jake Auchincloss, Dave Cavell, Natalia Linos and Nick Matthew.
Organizers say the candidates will discuss their views on environmental protection, renewable energy, equity, sustainable transportation, climate resilience, and more.
The forum has been organized by the Environmental League of Massachusetts and several other groups.