State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and his Democratic Nika Elugardo faced off against each other in a candidate forum on Monday night. This is an unedited video of Monday night's forum hosted by JP Progressives, Our Revolution Boston, NAACP Boston and Amplify LatinX. The forum begins at the 17:30 mark with Elugardo first introducing herself. The two Democrats will face each other in September for the 15th Suffolk District seat.
This September incumbent state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez is being challenged by fellow Democrat Nika Elugardo, who wants to unseat him at the state representative for the 15th Suffolk District. Not sure who you're going to vote for? Then you should attend the July 9th candidate forum with both candidates. The forum is being hosted by JP Progressives, Our Revolution Boston, NAACP Boston and Amplify LatinX. In 2017, Sanchez's political profile was raised after he was selected to chair the House's Ways and Means Committee, which is a powerful committee.
We're going to need a bigger boat, um, forum location. That is the case with JP Progressives' state rep forum on June 5th. Originally slated to be held at Doyle's, there was so much interest that the event was moved to the roomier First Baptist Church. The June 5th state representative forum will be for the 11th Suffolk County District seat currently held by Liz Malia, who was first elected in 1998. Click here to read a column by Malia providing a fall legislative update from 2017: Community Prosperity Through Behavorial Health.
Congressman Michael Capuano will be in Jamaica Plain this Sunday to participate in a JP Progressives' candidate forum at Doyle's Cafe. Capuano was first elected to Congress for the 8th District in 1999, and after redistricting he was elected to represent the 7th District in 2013. This fall Capuano is being challenged in the Democratic primary by At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. This forum is being hosted by JP Progressives, who invites the public to ask Capuano questions through slido.com (code #5492). Pressley previously participated in a JP Progressives candidate forum this year, and a video of that forum is viewable here.
Local organization JP Progressives will be hosting At-Large City Councilor and Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley on April 16th. Pressley is challenging longtime Congressman Mike Capuano, D-7th, and previously spoke with Jamaica Plain News about why she decided to run, why she's qualified for the position and what her goals will be if elected. This free event will start at 6:30 pm and is taking place at JP First Baptist (633 Centre St.).