Stoneham TV invites you to attend a Meet the Candidates Night: 31st Middlesex State Representative Candidates on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. hosted by Stoneham TV at their studio, 53 Central Street in Stoneham. The forum will be moderated by Reading Town Moderator Alan Foulds. Panelists from the local media have been invited to ask questions to the candidates.
Both candidates have been invited to attend the moderated forum, which will be shown LIVE on Stoneham TV’s government access channel (Comcast Channel 22, RCN Channel 15, and Verizon Channel 36) and it will be seen LIVE through web streaming on www.stonehamtv.org. In addition, the program will be recorded to be replayed on Stoneham TV and through their website’s on-demand feature prior to the election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The candidates include incumbent Michael Day and challenger Caroline Colarusso. Candidates for the forum will be invited to make opening and closing statements and will respond to questions from the moderator and press.
The following guidelines will be observed:
Each Candidate will be invited to make an opening statement of no more than two minutes.
Questions will be accepted by panelists representing the local media.
Candidates will have 2 minutes to respond to each question in an effort to cover as many questions as possible. Each candidate will receive two opportunities for rebuttal to be used during the course of the forum. These rebuttals are no more than 2 minutes each.
All questions must be non-personal in nature and be answerable by all candidates. The Moderator reserves the right to disqualify any question.
The timekeeper will display a green sheet at 60 seconds, a yellow sheet at 30 seconds and a red sheet to stop.
The Moderator will rotate first responders with each question.
A candidate may “Pass” on any question.
Each candidate will be invited to make a one-minute closing statement.
Community members interested in submitting a question for consideration to be asked of the candidates please email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Questions must be non-personal in nature and be answerable by all candidates. The Moderator reserves the right to disqualify any question.