Candidates express visions for town and
entertain questions live via cable access
On Thursday evening April 26, the Dudley Women’s Club sponsored a “Candidates Night” forum at the Dudley Municipal Complex on West Main Street in Dudley. Two candidates, Richard Carmignani (treasurer) and John Marsi (selectman), who are on the May 7 ballot, were on hand to express their views on issues affecting the town. Although there are no contested seats on the ballot in Dudley this year, event organizers felt it was important to find out a little bit about the candidates and their vision for the community.
As an added bonus, two candidates vying for the seat of State Representative of the Sixth Worcester District were also on hand to introduce themselves and listen to the views of the local candidates. With redistricting in Massachusetts, State Representatives find themselves in new and sometimes unfamiliar territories. Current State Representative Peter Durrant and Charlton Selectwoman and Representative hopeful Kathleen Walker were allowed a few moments at the beginning of the forum to introduce themselves to those in attendance and at home via Dudley Cable Access Television, which was carrying the event live.
After Mr. Marsi and Mr. Carmignani introduced themselves, questions from the audience were leveled at the pair, and their views were extolled. Both candidates seemed very relaxed and comfortable with the questions that were coming from the audience. In an unprecedented twist, questions were entertained from home viewers via the internet on Twitter. So even though not everyone could make it out of the house to ask a candidate a question, there was still an opportunity and a way to ask a question and get the candidates feelings on a specific issue. It was a great way to get the viewing community involved.
- Friday, 04 May 2012
- Posted in Categories: : News