Public Invited to Meet City Council, School Committee Candidates at League of Women Voters Forum

Haverhill City Hall. (WHAV News file photograph.)

The voting public is invited to meet candidates for city council and school committee at Monday, Oct. 23 forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill.

All candidates for City Council (Council President John A. Michitson and Councilors Melinda E. Barrett, Michael S. McGonagle, Joseph J. Bevilacqua, Colin F. LePage, Mary Ellen Daly O'Brien, William J. Macek, and Thomas J. Sullivan, who are all seeking re-election; and Kenneth Quimby, Fred Simmons, Gregory Roberts, Adele Martino, Hartell Johnson, Kate McGregor and Tim Jordan) have been invited to participate in the forum. Councilor Andy Vargas, who is seeking the Third Essex state representative seat, is not expected to participate.

The five candidates for School Committee, Katrina Hobbs Everett, Richard Smyth, Rich Rosa, Paul Magliocchetti and Maura Ryan Ciardiello have also been asked to contribute.

LWV is asking community members to submit questions for the candidates in advance via their website. Written questions will also be collected at the event, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Haverhill High School library.

Haverhill’s election takes place on Nov. 7.

6 thoughts on “Public Invited to Meet City Council, School Committee Candidates at League of Women Voters Forum

  1. I forgot the most important part of my comment. Will anyone ask Councilor Vargas if he wants Haverhill to be a Sanctuary city; will anyone ask the four Councilors, Macek, Daly-O’Brien, Barrett, McGonagle, who endorsed Mr. Vargas if they also favor Haverhill as a Sanctuary city? I’ll bet not.

  2. “LWV is asking community members to submit questions for the candidates in advance via their website.” –

    Waste of time. Went last election and all they did was ask simpleton boiler plate Democrat talking point questions. Anyone thinking that questions outside the ideological narrative will be in for a disappointing evening. That of course is for the few that even show up outside of family members, but that goes along with voting, it’s abysmal.

    Although I’ll give Tim Jordan props for coming to my house (I think Michitson did as well). While I’d most likely won’t vote for Tim, it doesn’t mean I can’t be swayed just to get new blood in the city.