Myself and my fellow members of the 7th District Hartford Democratic Town Committee campaigned recently promising transparency, openness and a desire to help educate voters to encourage greater voter involvement.
As they say, actions speak louder than words, so here goes.
On Friday evening, May 4, 2012 the members of "Team 7" will be hosting public interviews for the positions of Registrar of Voters and United States Senator as we decide our endorsements as delegates to both conventions. As I said, the interviews are open to the public, we encourage the public to attend and even submit questions you would like the candidates to answer.
This will not be a debate format but individual "job" style interviews to see where the candidates stand on issues facing our community.
The timetable for the event is outlined below:
Please note that the timetable may change slightly if any additional candidates register before Friday. Time slots were assigned alphabetically. Spread the word to anyone interested, we hope to see you there.
15 minutes per candidate in alphabetical order
5 minutes - Candidate Opening Remarks
5 minutes - Questions From Moderators
5 minutes - Questions From Audience
SCHEDULE: REGISTRAR OF VOTERS - Candidates will be interviewed in alphabetical order
6:00 to 6:15 p.m. Arroyo, Ramon
6:15 to 6:30 p.m. Kirkley-Bey, Kellie
6:30 to 6:45 p.m. Vazquez, Olga
6:45 to 7:00 p.m. Waul, Charmaine
15 MINUTE BREAK
SCHEDULE: U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE
7:15 to 7:30 p.m. Bysiewicz, Susan
7:30 to 7:45 p.m. Murphy, Chris
7:45 to 8:00 p.m. Oakes, Matthew
8:00 to 8:15 p.m. Whitnum, Lee
The event will be held at the Annie Fisher School at 280 Plainfield Street in Hartford. Please feel free to attend and hear what the candidates have to say.