Candidate Forums Set for U.S., State Rep
CONCORD -- Candidates running for state representative and for Congress will appear on stage Monday to discuss their views on critical issues with voters.
Local branches of the League of Women Voters are hosting a forum on Monday for the 14th Middlesex District state representative race and for the 3rd Congressional District race. The event will be hosted at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center in Concord.
The forum is broken into two sections. Candidates vying to replace state Rep. Cory Atkins will answer questions starting at 7 p.m. The second portion of the forum, running from 7:50 p.m. to 9 p.m., will host the 10 Democrats running for U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas’ seat in the House of Representatives. Organizers say Rick Green, the lone Republican, was also invited but has not yet confirmed if he will attend.
Both Atkins and Tsongas are retiring at the ends of their terms.
In the 3rd District section of the forum, all 10 candidates will appear on stage at once. Five candidates will answer each question, and candidates will all be given the same amount of questions to answer. The forum will include a lightning round and an open-ended section for closing remarks or rebuttals.
Organizers will record the event for it to air on Acton TV at a future date. The group ReclaimOurDemocracy plans to live-stream the forum on Facebook.
The event is free and open to the public.
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