031516i-candidates forum mapA candidates forum for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District state Senate special election is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Boston. The district includes parts of Cambridge, but also Beacon Hill, East Boston, the North End, Revere and Winthrop.

Invited candidates include Joseph Boncore, Lydia Edwards, Diana Hwang, state Rep. Jay Livingstone, Revere City Council vice president Steven Morabito, Dan Rizzo and Paul Rogers.

Paul Watanabe of the University of Massachusetts at Boston will moderate, featuring questions from the community.

The event is billed as nonpartisan, and is sponsored by the Asian and Pacific Islanders Civic Action Network and co-sponsored by the Asian American Civic Association, Asian Community Development Corporation, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Chinatown Resident Association, Chinese Progressive Association, Chinese Progressive Political Action, MassVOTE and South Cove Community Health Center.

Anthony Petruccelli, a Democrat who lives in East Boston, was elected to the House in 1999 and moved to the Senate in 2007, but announced his resignation Dec. 4 to join the law firm Kearney, Donovan & McGee. The special election to replace him is to be held April 12.

The forum is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Josiah Quincy Elementary School, 885 Washington St., Boston.


This post was written from a press release.