Democratic Party Candidates for Governor's Council to Debate Wednesday
Democratic candidates for Governor's Council in the second district (which includes Stoughton) will participate in a debate at the Morse Institute Library in Natick on August 8.
The Morse Institute Library and the Natick Democratic Town Committee will host a debate on Wednesday between Democratic candidates for the Governor's Council in the second district.
The second district includes all of parts of 39 towns, including all precincts in Stoughton. The debate will be at the Morse Institute Library at 14 East Central St. in Natick.
The candidates – Brian Clinton, Robert Jubinville, Patrick McCabe, and Bart Timilty – will debate at a 7 p.m. event that is open to all.
The 8-person Governor's Council is the oldest elected body in Massachusetts, predating its statehood. The primary responsibility of the council is to consider the Governor's judicial nominees.
“We are proud to host this important debate,” Natick Democratic Town Committee chair Dylan Hayre said in a press release. “Voters should make an informed vote at the primary on September 6 and at the general election on November 6.”
The winner of the Democratic nomination will face Republican candidate Earl Sholley in November.
Currently the second district seat is vacant. Longtime council member Kelly Timilty died on January 31, 2012 at the age of 49 after serving on the council for 18 years.
Rick Holmes, opinion page editor of the MetroWest Daily News, will moderate the debate.