Citizens for Milford has finalized the details for the Candidate Forums beginning March 9. These events will feature candidates running in contested races. Each of the forums will be live streamed on Milford TV’s Educational Channel, MilfordTV.net, the Milford TV app, and its other platforms.
Citizens for Milford member José Costa will moderate the forums. Each forum will begin with a two-minute opening statement from each of the candidates. A highlight of each forum will be the exchange of challenge questions between the opponents.
Following the challenge questions, the moderator will pose questions that have been submitted from the public. Milford residents are invited to submit their questions during each forum by either calling a phone number displayed on the TV screen or posting messages to the Citizens for Milford Facebook page. Also, residents are encouraged to send questions in advance by posting on Facebook or emailing them to CitizensforMilford@gmail.com. The moderator will make every effort to ensure as many voter questions as possible are posed to the candidates.
The forums will take place at 7:00 p.m.
March 9 — Parks Commissioner candidates Joseph Arcudi (i) and William Cavazza III
March 16 — Board of Assessors candidates Joshua Lioce (i) and James Wheelock
March 17 — Town Moderator candidate Gerald Moody Sr. (second candidate Michelangelo Bon Tempo declined to participate)
March 18 — School Committee candidates Meghan Hornberger (i), R.J. Sheedy, Wilfredo Vasquez Jr., Christopher Wilson (i), Matthew Zacchilli
Candidates for the Board of Library Trustees Marco Bon Tempo, James Sherman and Scott Vecchiolla declined to participate.
Citizens for Milford Chairperson Geri Eddins states, “The Citizens for Milford Candidate Forum series enables all Milford voters to get answers to their own questions about issues confronting the community. We invite everyone to send questions for any of the candidates in advance to our email address or Facebook page or to send questions during each live broadcast."
The Town Crier newspaper is once again Citizens for Milford’s media partner for the Candidate Forums. “As Milford’s local newspaper, delivered to all homes and businesses in town, The Town Crier strongly believes in encouraging citizen participation in Milford’s town government,” said Publisher Alfred Holman.
Milford TV’s live-stream platforms include the following: Comcast TV Channel 11; Verizon TV Channel 40; MilfordTV.net; VOD; ROKU; Twitter: @Milford_TV; Facebook: @MilfordTV; and Instagram: milfordtv.
All forums will be video recorded and broadcast in the days leading up to the election on Tuesday, April 6. In addition, Milford TV will publish the videos on their video-on-demand page on their website MilfordTV.net/vod. Citizens for Milford will also provide links to each video on its website and Facebook page as soon as it is available.
More information about the forums is available on the Citizens for Milford website CitizensforMilford.com.
About Citizens for Milford
Citizens for Milford is a volunteer, nonpartisan, grassroots organization, which includes a diverse group of citizens who care about our community. Participation in our projects and events is open to everyone in Milford. More information is available on the group’s website CitizensforMilford.com.