Wilmington Selectmen & School Committee Debates Set For April 9

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from Wilmington Community Television:

Wilmington Community Television is excited to announce details on Wilmington Candidates Night 2019, featuring candidates running for public office in this April’s town election. The forum and debates will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Wilmington High School. WCTV is once again partnering with the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce for this annual tradition. Media partners include the Wilmington Apple, The Lowell Sun and the Town Crier. Reading Cooperative Bank is a business sponsor of the night.

Due to the large field of candidates, this year’s Candidates Night is being moved from WCTV’s studio to the LGI Room at WHS, familiar to many people as home of the School Committee meetings. This room will accommodate not only a large group of participants, but will also allow for the public to come and watch.

Candidates Night will air live on WCTV: Comcast 9 / Verizon 37.
You’ll also be able to stream the event at wctv.org/live or through the WCTV App.

Here’s the rundown of the night:
*Candidates with an asterisk are currently serving on the Committee/Board.

  • 6PM: School Committee Forum
    This race has three seats and is uncontested. The forum will let the candidates talk about their views on various issues.
    Invited candidates: Jo Newhouse*, Jesse Fennelly, Jason Samaha
  • 6:45PM: Board of Selectmen Debate (Special Election)
    This race has three candidates vying for the seat that opened up in February when Ed Loud left the Board.  The term is only one year and this seat will be up again in 2020.
    Invited candidates: Jomarie O’Mahony, Daryn Marsh, Kevin McDonald
  • 8PM: Board of Selectmen Debate
    This race has six candidates vying for two seats.
    Invited candidates: Greg Bendel*, Kevin Caira*, Dan Murphy, Suzanne Sullivan, Rob Fasulo, Mark Maselli

Town Moderator Rob Peterson will moderate the evening.

Ahead of Candidates Night, WCTV will be hosting these candidates for short interviews in our studio. Those segments should be on TV and online by April 1st and will include questions about why each candidate is running and their background in the town.

Election Day is Saturday, April 27th.

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