Election season in full swing, with forums scheduled for 34 candidates through Oct.
There are several candidate forums coming up to help voters figure out their choices in the Nov. 3 election, including seven scheduled through Oct. 20. The forums start with a Wednesday event for School Committee candidates and includes a city councillor candidate forum moderated by Robin Young, host of “Here and Now” on WBUR.
School Committee: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lecture hall of the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Sponsored by the Cambridge Education Association and moderated by Earl Wiman, a member of the executive committee of the 3 million-member association. To submit a question for the forum, email email@example.com.
City Council: Part one, with half the candidates. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Kendall Square. Sponsored by the East Cambridge Planning Team, with a minute’s introduction by candidates Xavier Dietrich, Marc McGovern, Paul Mahoney, Mariko Davidson, Minka vanBeuzekom, Romaine Waite, Mike Connolly, David Maher, Kim Courtney, John Sanzone, E. Denise Simmons, Ilan Levy and Nadeem Mazen to state their major reasons for running for the council; an hour of questions gathered by the team with one-minute responses from candidates; a short intermission; and another hour of questions from the audience with 30-second responses. Part two of this event is Oct. 13.
City Council: Part two, with half the candidates. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Kendall Square. Sponsored by the East Cambridge Planning Team, with a minute’s introduction by candidates Tim Toomey, Craig Kelley, Leland Cheung, James Williamson, Dennis Carlone, Gary Mello, Gregg Moree, Dennis Benzan, Jan Devereux and Plinio DeGoes to state their major reasons for running for the council; an hour of questions gathered by the team with a one-minute response time from candidates; a short intermission; and another hour of questions from the audience with a 30-second candidate response time. Part one of this event is Wednesday.
City Council: From 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Cambridge YMCA Theatre, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Sponsored by Green Cambridge to hear candidates talk on energy and environmental topics.
City Council: From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Kendall Square. Focused on “the development challenges and opportunities facing our city.” Candidates will talk about their plans and visions for our city’s future. Sponsored by A Better Cambridge and moderated by Robin Young, host of “Here and Now” on WBUR radio.
City Council and School Committee: From 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Sponsored by Black Lives Matter Cambridge. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Council: From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Lesley University’s Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square. Three panels dividing up 23 council candidates will identify the most important thing each would contribute to the council and address two questions on topics that might include: housing, public transportation, education, public safety, health care, immigration and refugees, diversity, open space and the city manager’s contract. There will also be time to mingle with the candidates. Sponsored by the Porter Square Neighbors Association and Agassiz Neighborhood Council. To submit a question for the forum, email email@example.com.
Other forums are planned.