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League of Women Voters Hosting Bielat-Kennedy Debate

Audience members will be invited to ask questions of the two Fourth Congressional District candidates.

Submitted by the League of Women Voters

After 31 years, Barney Frank, a force in Congress, is retiring.  Now there is a race for this open seat in the redrawn Fourth District. Who will the next Congressman be? What will be his priorities for the nation and the District? How do these candidate measure up?

Local League of Women Voters chapters in the district have banded together to give voters a firsthand look at the candidates. On Monday, Oct. 15, the League will sponsor a candidates’ forum for the candidates for the Fourth Congressional District, at Wellesley College, Alumnae Hall, 106 Central St., Wellesley, from 7:30-9 p.m. 

"The League is looking forward to posing questions from the audience to the candidates," said Karen Price, president of the League of Women Voters of Needham. “We will as always have a nonpartisan debate focused on issues. We want voters to go the polls informed, and debates such as this allow voters to hear directly from the candidates.”

The candidates participating are Sean Bielat, Republican, and Joe Kennedy, Democrat. An experienced League member from outside of the district will moderate the debate. Candidates will answer audience members' written and oral questions.

Instead of ads and sound bites, the candidates will address the issues on everyone’s mind: foreign policy, health care, the economy, jobs, taxes, and more.

“A lively exchange of ideas and opinions—even ones you may not agree with—is central to the Wellesley experience,“ Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly said. “We are pleased to join with the League to offer the candidates the opportunity to voice their positions on the important issues of the day.'”

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