There will be a public candidates forum with mayoral and at-large Boston City Council candidates at English High School on Oct. 4th.
The forum is being hosted jointly by Boston’s Ward 8 (South End, Roxbury), 9 (Roxbury, South End), 10 (Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain), 11 (Jamaica Plain, Roxbury) and 19 Democratic Committees (Jamaica Plain, Roslindale).
The forum will begin with a meet and greet session with district city councilors who represent the wards.
Both Mayor Marty Walsh and District 7 City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson are scheduled to attend. Walsh easily came in first in the Sept. 26th preliminary election, receiving 62 percent of votes. Jackson received 29 percent.
Both candidates will be given 30 minutes each to speak. They will provide an opening statement, respond to questions posed by ward committee members and audience participants and give a closing statement.
There will be two sessions to showcase at-large city council candidates. City Council President Michelle Wu, City Councilor Michael Flaherty, Althea Garrison and William King will participate in the first panel. City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Annissa Essaibi George, and Domingos DaRosa will participate in the second panel.
During the panels each candidate will make opening and closing statements and
respond to questions posed by the ward committees, as well as from audience members.
The eighth certified candidate for the race, Pat Payaso, is not scheduled to attend the forum. There wasn’t a preliminary election for the at-large race because there are only eight candidates.
The forum schedule is as follows:
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Meet & Greet (district city council candidates)
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Mayor Marty Walsh
7:00 – 7:30: District 7 City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson
7:30 – 8:00: At-Large City Council Candidates Part 1
8:00 – 8:30: At-Large City Council Candidates Part 2
English High School is located at 144 McBride St., Jamaica Plain. The forum will be from 6 to 9 pm.