At-Large candidates forum this Tuesday
And this from the event page on Facebook:
Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee and the Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee are jointly sponsoring a "Candidates Forum" for those candidates running for Boston City Councillor-at-Large on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, beginning promptly at 7:00 pm at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, in Copley Plaza (over the Globe Bar and Restaurant). From 6:30pm to 7:00pm, there will be an opportunity to "meet and greet" the more than 14 candidates running for Boston City Councillor-at-Large immediately prior to the forum. The forum itself is expected to last about 90 minutes.
Hereâ€™s hoping candidates havenâ€™t received any questions in advance.
A refresher of who the candidates are: Incumbents John Connolly and Stephen Murphy; Ayanna Pressley, an aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry; Doug Bennett, who works in the courts; Robert Fortes, who works for the MBTA and helped out then-Gov. Mitt Romneyâ€™s run for governor in 2002; Andrew Kenneally, who has worked as an aide to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and At-Large City Councillors Maura Hennigan and Michael Flaherty; Jean-Claude Sanon, a Haitian-American community activist from Mattapan; Scotland Willis, senior partner at the consulting firm Lyceum Group; Fenway hot dog server Sean Ryan; Ego Ezedi, executive director of the Roxbury YMCA, trying again for a council spot after a failed bid to unseat Charles Yancey in 2003; Tomas Gonzalez, former chief of staff of Boston Elderly Affairs Commission; Felix G. Arroyo, whose father was turned out in 2007 and who has worked as a City Hall aide; Hiep Quoc Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American from Dorchester who has worked as a community activist; Bill Trabucco, a Boston EMT and a Dorchester resident; and Tito Jackson, a Dorchester civic activist.