East Somerville Main Streets, the Somerville Media Center and Connexion invite all Somerville residents to attend a debate of the Somerville Ward One candidates for School Committee and Alderman.
We ask that you submit questions for School Committee and Alderman candidates (please note who the question is for) through the East Somerville Main Streets Facebook account, or by emailing them to Devon here. Questions will be screened, and asked by Moderator Joe Lynch at the debate. No live questions will be asked from the audience, and all questions must be asked in advance. This formal debate will be aired on Somerville Community Access Television
We will start the evening with the School Committee debate between Emily Ackman & Ken Salvato.
Next, we will have the debate between Alderman Candidates Elio LoRusso and Matt McLaughlin (incumbant).
Each debate will run for thirty minutes, not including the opening and closing statments. For both debates, each candidate will have two minutes each for an opening and a closing statements. We will start with a coin toss to determine who will give the first opening statement, and the first closing statement. We will also coin toss for who is asked the first and last question by the moderator.
If a candidate chooses not to attend, the opposing candidate in attendance will be asked the questions submitted without rebuttal.
As of 10/16/17, ALL candidates have confirmed that they will attend this debate.