Medford Democrats to host open house, rally support for Hillary Clinton

hc_largeAre you frustrated by the current tone of American politics? Are you sick and tired of Donald Trump’s irrational, angry rhetoric? Do you want to see the most qualified, level-headed candidate elected to the White House in November? Do you feel that, as a resident of a “blue state,” there’s nothing you can do to change the outcome of the national election?

There are things you can do to make a difference. The first step is showing up.

The Medford Democratic City & Ward Committees invite you to an open house Thursday, September 15, at 7pm, at the Medford Public Library (111 High Street). Party leaders, campaign volunteers, and local elected officials will offer ideas for how you can help Hillary Clinton win this November’s election. You’ll also learn how you can become part of the Medford Democrats’ “Engine of Change” and contribute to ongoing improvement in our city, our commonwealth, and our country.

Again, it all starts with the single step of showing up on September 15!

Questions? Please contact Maxim Weinstein at 781-391-6985 or max@virtualmax.com. Follow the Medford Democrats on Facebook or MedfordDems.org.

Mayoral and School Committee Candidates’ Night Forum

Reminder! This Wednesday, October 16, please join the Medford Democratic City Committee for a Mayoral and School Committee Candidates’ Night Forum. The forum starts at 7pm and will be held at Medford City Hall, in the Alden Chambers on the second floor. The candidates for Mayor will speak from 7 to 8pm, while candidates for School Committee will speak from 8 to 10pm.

Medford Democratic Candidates’ Night Forums

The Medford Democratic Party will be holding two Candidates’ Night Forums with a local focus on the Mayoral, School Committee and highly contested City Council races.

The Mayoral and School Committee forum will be held on October 16th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alden Chambers at City Hall.  Candidates will be asked questions by guest panelists, including a representative from the Medford Transcript, Robin Baker, a Medford parent of a recent MHS graduate and Manager of Community Performances & Partnerships at the Celebrity Series of Boston and panelist Doreen Wade, owner of New England Informer newsmagazine.

The City Council forum will be held on October 23rd beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alden Chambers at City Hall. Guest panelists will include the Medford Transcript, a member of the Medford Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs committee and William Young, retired labor union organizer and Chairman of the Medford Housing Authority.

Both events will be televised live on the local Educational Channel.

This year’s moderators for the event are Democratic City and Ward Committee members Michael Lungo, Henry Milorin and Carolyn Rosen.

The public is invited to attend these informational events to see and hear the candidates running in the general election on the November 5th ballot.

Democratic primary election Sep. 6

The Democratic primary election will be held Thursday, September 6, 2012. Polls will be open 7am–8pm. To find out where you vote, visit wheredoivotema.com.

The Democratic primary candidates for Medford are:

U.S. Senate: Elizabeth A. Warren

U.S. Representative: Edward J. Markey

Councillor Sixth District (vote for one):

Terrence W. Kennedy
Francis Xavier Flaherty Jr.

State Senator: Patricia Jehlen

State Representative:

Sean Garballey (precincts 3-2, 6-1, 6-2)
Carl Sciortino (precincts 4-1, 4-2, 5-1, 5-2, 7-1, 8-2
Paul J. Donato (precincts 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 7-2, 8-1

Middlesex Clerk of Courts: Michael A. Sullivan

Middlesex Register of Deeds (vote for one):

Robert Antonelli
Francis J. Ciano
Thomas B. Concannon Jr.
Maria C. Curtatone
Tiziano Doto
Maryann M. Heuston

The Somerville Journal asked each of the candidates for Register of Deeds some questions and published the responses.

Sheriff Middlesex County: Peter J. Koutoujian

Candidates Night Forums

The Medford Democratic Party will be holding its annual Candidates’ Night Forums with a focus on the highly contested local races for Mayor, School Committee and City Council.

The Mayoral and School Committee race will be held on October 5th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alden Chambers at Medford City Hall with a small reception at 6:30 p.m.

The City Council forum will be held on October 12th starting at 7:00 p.m. in Alden Chambers at City Hall with a small reception at 6:30 p.m.

Candidates will be asked questions by guest panelists, who will include this year representatives from the Medford Transcript, the Medford Daily Mercury and the addition this year of the new online newspaper, The Medford Patch.

Both events will be televised live on Channel 16 with a simulcast on Channel 3.

This year’s moderators for the event are Democratic City and Ward Committee members, Henry Milorin and Carolyn Rosen.

The public is invited to attend these informational events to see and hear the candidates running in the general election on the November 8th ballot.