North Adams Democrats Slate Local Candidate Rally02:36PM / Friday, September 25, 2009
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A political rally for Democratic candidates running for office in North Adams will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion. The event is sponsored by the North Adams Democratic City Committee and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.
Joyce Wrend, chairman of the City Committee, said this will be an opportunity for voters to meet with the many newcomers running for City Council and for the incumbents to interact with their constitutents. However, she emphasized that this is not a formal debate, forum or structured affair. This is simply allowing the public to meet the candidates in an informal atmosphere so they can make an informed decision in November.
Each candidate will be introduced and a brief statement will follow. Even though local elections are nonpartisan, it is the mission of the Democratic City Committee to advance the ideals and candidates of the Democratic Party.
Candidates who have responded include: mayoral candidates John Barrett III, the incumbent, and Richard Alcombright; and council candidates Ronald Boucher, Gailanne Cariddi, Marie Harpin, Michael Boland, David Bond, Lisa Blackmer, Gregory Roach and Alan Marden, and School Committee candidate Paul Gigliotti.