ELCA to Host Forum for School Committee Candidates

ELCA Counselor At-Large Debate

The East Lynn Community Association will host a forum for city school committee candidates on Wednesday, September 14, at the Congregation Ahabat Sholom,151 Ocean StreetinLynn, 7:00 p.m.

“Citizen involvement in this election for School Committee members is crucial for the development of the city because having performing schools is the key for keeping students in school, attracting new middle income families to Lynn, and also having new businesses locate here. That should be a no-brainer,” said Association President Mary Trahan. “Voters need to be informed and vote for candidates who are most likely to be progressive. Sitting on the sidelines is no longer a viable option for our voters.”

The ECLA invited the following candidates for the school committee forum: incumbents Patricia Capano, Maria Carassco, Donna Coppolla, John Ford, Jr., Rick Starbard, and Vincent Spirito; challengers Dolores DiFillipo and Charlie Gallo.

The event is open to everyone and there is no charge. Voters who want to submit questions for the debate should email east.lynn.assn@comcast.net or call 781-364-9060. Questions will be pre-selected from submissions and kept confidential until presented by the moderator, and will remain anonymous.

Anyone eligible to vote but who is not yet registered can do so at this meeting. Although the deadline for voter registration is August 31st to vote in the September 20th primary election, the registration deadline is Wednesday, October 12th for the general election on November 8th.

The mission of ELCA is to promote pride and ownership in theLynncommunity through beautification, education, recreation, and neighborly relationships.

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