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Town Of Lexington Candidate Forum

Press Release
02/14/2019

The Town of Lexington will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Friday February 15, 2019 with the six candidates who are contesting this year's Town Meeting Member elections. Currently there are 18 Indian-Americans in the 200-member elected body. Two incumbents are up for reelection while on is retiring. If all candidates win their respective election, Indian-American will make up 21 members in the elected body. The six candidates are:

Pam Joshi
Ajay Joseph
Dr. Jyotsna Kakullavarapu
Vikas Kinger
Dr. Dilip Patel
Umesh Shelat

Also, four outstanding Lexington residents have decided to contest for the following town-wide positions and will be presenting at the forum:

1 year Selectman: 1 open position
Mark Sandeen
Matthew Cohen

3 year Panning board: 1 open position
Nancy Corcoran-Ronchetti
Robert D. Peters

Candidate Forum 15th February- Schedule   

Lexington Community center 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

ELCA, IAL, iGIG "Candidate Forum"

Schedule for the evening is as follows:

7:00 – 7:20 - Meet and Greet

7:20 - 7:25 - Welcome, ELCA,  IAL, iGIG intro, Logistics, Format

7:25 – 7:40 - Each Candidate will be allowed up to 3 minutes to introduce themselves (suggestions: education, family, professional, community activities, awards, etc.)

7:40 – 7:55  - Each Candidate will be allowed up to 3 & 1/2 minutes to talk on the following topic: 

If elected, what are your top 2 areas / issues you plan to address and why have you chosen them 
 
7:55 – 8:10 - Moderator will facilitate discussions on two undisclosed topics (one each for candidates for BOS and Planning Board). Each candidate will have 4 minutes to present her/ his point of view

8:10 : 8:25  Public questions- Moderator will ask questions based on collected/ shortlisted questions: (two each for candidates for BOS and Planning Board). Each candidate will have 2 minutes per question

8:25 – 8:45 Meet and Greet + Close-out



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