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NDCC Mayoral Candidates Form: Conversations with Democrats running for Mayor

  • Newton City Hall War Memorial Auditorium 1000 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, MA, 02459 United States (map)

The Newton Dems invite all members of the public to join a forum and conversation with all candidates for Mayor of Newton who were registered to vote as Democrats before July of this year.

  • City Councilors Ruthanne Fuller, Scott Lennon and Amy Sangiolo

This forum will include speeches by the candidates and questions from the audience. The full format for the forum is at the bottom of this calendar entry. 

Please note: You can submit a question for candidates in advance of the forum via the form below - we will read questions during the forum.

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Please try to keep your question to about 150 words or less. Questions on any topic are welcome. You may direct your question to all candidates, or one specific person.

The Newton Dems mission is to promote and support Democrats running for elective office. For that reason our forum is intended to give the public an opportunity to meet candidates who are Democrats and learn more about their vision for the city. This forum is open to anyone, from anywhere and of any party affiliation. 

Mayoral Forum with

Councilors Amy Sangiolo, Ruthanne Fuller and Scott Lennon

Thursday, August 24, 7:00 pm

Newton City Hall - War Memorial Auditorium

Facilitators: Shawn Fitzgibbons, Sharon Stout, Holly Ryan and Robert Fitzpatrick


  • 7:00 pm - doors open

  • 7:10 pm - event begins with NDCC announcements, collection of questions etc while people get seated

  • 7:15 pm - opening speeches - up to 5 minutes each

  • 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm - audience questions - up to 2 minutes per answer, 30 sec rebuttal if one candidate is named by another.

  • 8:20 pm - closing statements, 2 minutes each

  • 8:30 pm - event ends

Format for questions:

  • Questions will be solicited in advance of the forum.

  • Also, participants can submit questions on paper that evening.

  • Facilitators will sort and read the questions.

  • Similar questions will be grouped together.

  • Name of the individual(s) who asked the question will also be read.

Thank you for participating!

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