[Summit] Candidates' and officials' nights so far

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 5 21:55:19 CDT 2018

This is a rough and incomplete guide to forthcoming forums and debates sponsored by neighborhood and volunteer groups for those seeking or holding local public office. More details are of course more than welcome. 
While most are aimed at local constituencies, some involve this year’s mayoral race, and all the offices concerned (in City Hall or the General Assembly) will of course affect all of us, whether or not we live in a particular neighborhood.
The College Hill Neighborhood Association has already had an introductory meeting with the candidates to succeed City Councillor Sam Zurier in the Second Ward; I don’t know if the CHNA plans to hold a more formal debate. The Downtown Neighborhood Association has already held its forum for City Council, and will hear candidates for State Senate on September 5th. Insofar as I know at the moment, Federal Hill and Wayland Square have not planned any debates of their own.
Most of the debates are for the Democratic and Republican primaries on Wednesday 12 September. Some groups will follow up with another forum for November’s general election.
(Sorry for the ragged, inconsistent format and style: it took quite long enough to collate all the notices from different groups.)
Have a good weekend.
This coming Thursday 9 August at 6:30 p.m.Martin Luther King School auditoriumCamp & Carrington Streets (one block from Hope High on Hope & Olney)Joint Forum for the Summit, Mount Hope and Observatory Neighborhood Associationsmoderated by Dan McGowan of WPRI and Fox64 News.
Candidates for   
   - Mayor of Providence   

   - House District 4 : State Representative (now held by retiring Rep. Aaron Regunburg) and Democratic State Committee   

   - Senate District 6 : State Senate (now held by Sen. Harold Metts)   

Wednesday 15 August 6:30 p.m.Elmwood NeighborhoodMeet your Elected Officials
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 to 8:00 (Rain date is August 16)
Peace and Plenty Park (Peace Street at Updike, between Dorcas House on Elmwood Ave. & St Joseph’s Hospital on Broad St.)
     Spend an evening with local neighborhood officials -    
   - Senator Ana Quezada,    

   - Representative Grace Diaz and    

   - Ward 11 Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris. 
Ice cream cones and other light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday 22 August, 5 p.m.Elmwood NeighborhoodProvidence City Council Candidate Forum – Housing Crisis
Wednesday, August 22, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Elmwood Community Center on Atlantic Ave
     This forum is sponsored by the RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty.

Tuesday 4 September (day after Labor Day) 7 p.m
League of Women Voters Mayoral DebateThe League of Women Voters is sponsoring a debate for the five certified mayoral candidates:    
   - Jorge Elorza,    

   - Robert DeRobbio &    

   - Kobi Dennis (all three Democrats) and 
   - Jeffrey Lamire &    

   - Dianne (DeeDee) Witman (both independents).   

Date: Tuesday, September 4
Place: Auditorium, Downtown URI Campus, 80 Washington St
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday 5 September (6:30 p.m. — unconfirmed)
Downtown Neighborhood AssociationCandidates in local districts for State SenatorPresumably in the Pavilion Annex to Grace Episcopal Church, Westminster & Mathewson Streets(enter via Snow Street)

Tuesday 11 September (Primay Election Eve), 5:30 p.m. (forum starts at 6:00)
West Broadway Neighborhood AssociationWest Broadway Middle School, Bainbridge Ave. between Broad & Westminster(Another forum for general election candidates will be held on Tuesday 2 October)
Primary Election Candidates for:
Providence City Council
   - Council Ward 11   

   - Council Ward 13
General Assembly   
   - Representative District 8   

   - Representative District 9   


   - Senate District 5   

   - Senate District 6   

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