Judy Flanagan Kennedy personally accepted an invitation to a town
hall style mayoral debate sponsored by the East Lynn Community
Association (ELCA) and scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, at 7:00
P.M at the Temple Abahat Shalom in Lynn.
On the evening of August 12, Tom Sheehan, a representative from the
ELCA, met with Ms. Flanagan Kennedy at the Blue Note Lounge in Lynn,
where a fundraiser had been organized for her campaign.
“Although her campaign manager, Dennis Liberge, told me she was
interested, we thought it best to ask her in person,” said Sheehan.
“I’m just glad that the people of Lynn have a choice this election
David Rohnstock also accepted the invitation. Mayor Edward “Chip”
Clancy has not responded. Both had been contacted prior to Ms.
Flanagan Kennedy’s entrance into the race, but neither could make a
firm commitment at that time.
The town hall style debate will take place on September 2nd at the
Temple Abahat Shalom on 151 Ocean St. in Lynn. All interested
residents are invited to attend.
The town hall debate format features questions from the audience
addressed to the candidates, who each have a specified amount of time
to answer the question. After all three have answered the question,
the candidates have one opportunity for a rebuttal.
All questions must be submitted prior to the event by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Any resident of Lynn may submit a
question. Questions that get asked at the debate will be chosen
beforehand by ELCA board members. Every resident who submits a
selected question will be given the opportunity to ask it at the debate.
The primary elections for city council, school committee and mayor
are scheduled for Tuesday, September 15th. The deadline to register
to vote in the primaries is Wednesday, August 26. The main election
takes place on Tuesday, November 3rd; the deadline to register is
Wednesday, October 14th.
On July 1, the Association hosted a forum for at-large candidates for City Council.
Over 50 residents came to hear the candidates speak about their
vision for a revitalized Lynn. In attendance were City Council
President Timothy Phelan, councillors Judy Flanagan Kennedy, Paul
Crowley, Dan Cahill and candidate Eugene Schneeberg. For commentary
on the forum, go to http://lynnsideedition.wordpress.com.
(from the official press release sent by Tom Sheehan)