The candidates will answer questions submitted by the audience and posed by the moderator, as well as ask questions to, and answer questions from, each other. From 7 to 7:30 p.m., the audience will be able to meet the candidates. The debate will begin promptly at 7:30 and end at 9 p.m.
What kind of questions would you ask a future state senator? Are you interested in pending legislation like the Municipal Partnership Act? Or are you interested in what they could do for the district in spurring economic development? Or would you prefer to hear the candidate’s thoughts on upcoming state issues like charter schools or casino gambling?
Are you interested in their approach to being a legislator—how they deal with the Senate President and her team? How much energy is focused on constituent services? Whether they explore creative but untested legislative solutions? There are many effective styles out there—what would these four be like? And is that what we, in the state and in the district, want?
Please feel free to post your thoughts and questions to this diary. I, and probably others from the Cambridge Dems, will be checking in over the next couple of days to respond to any comments you may have.