Candidate Showcases and a Ballot Issue Debate

Newton’s four Neighborhood Area Councils, Newton Highlands, Newton Upper Falls,
Newtonville and Waban, will present two Candidate Showcases and a Ballot Issue Debate

  • The first event will be a moderated one-hour discussion between Ruthanne Fuller and Scott Lennon, candidates for Newton’s next mayor. This session will be moderated by Marjorie Arons-Barron, Waban resident, and distinguished print and broadcast journalist.
  • The second event will showcase School Committee candidates in contested citywide races. This session, also to be moderated by Marjorie Arons-Barron, is planned to last about an hour, and will showcase the eight candidates running competitively from four city wards. All Newton voters will be able to choose among and vote for these aspirants to the School Committee.
  • The third event, scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm, is a formal debate on the question voters will face on the ballot, whether to accept or reject a proposed revision of the Newton City Charter. The debate will include leaders of the proponents and opponents of the charter.  This session will be moderated by John Katsulas, Director of the Boston College Fulton Debate Society.

October 22nd, beginning at 1:00 pm
Angier School, 1697 Beacon Street, Waban