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The Definitive Stoughton School Committee Debate: Hear from the Candidates Before Election Day

The four candidates for two seats on the Stoughton School Committee - Joyce Husseini (incumbent), Carol Brown, Debra Cote and Patricia MacNeil - will be participating in a live debate Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Stoughton Police Station.

BE AN EDUCATED VOTER!  On April 30th, you'll be able to get two separate ballots in the venue where your precinct votes.  

One of those ballots is the party primary for U.S. Senate.  The other, a local ballot, will enable you to most importantly elect two members of the School Committee. The other races on the local ballot are all uncontested.

Incumbent School Committee member Joyce Husseini will be seeking reelection. She will be joined on the ballot by Carol BrownDebra Cote and Patricia MacNeil.

Former School Committee Chairman, and current member, Tom Colburn is not running for reelection. Colburn has served three terms on the School Committee.

Husseini, a former Chair, and the current Vice Chair of the School Committee, is the former GIS Director for the Town of Stoughton.  

In a great sign for the future, three newcomers (who have never run for any town-wide office) are also battling for the two school committee seats.  

Dr. Brown is an administrator for the Boston School System, and holds a B.S. from Northeastern University, an M.Ed. from Leslie University, a CAGS from Bridgewater State University, and an Ed. D. from Nova Southeastern University. 

Cote has a B.S. in Nursing from Fitchburg State University. She keeps a blog called "On My Way Home," and has been active in the West Elementary School. 

MacNeil is the President of the Stoughton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SSEPAC). She works in Emergency Services for Family Partners at Riverside in Norwood. 

All four candidates for School Committee will be meeting in the Definitive Debate, on Wednesday, April 24, from 7-8 p.m. at the Stoughton Police Station Community Room.

Yours truly, Mark Snyder, will moderate the debate.  Stoughton Patch editor Jeffrey Pickette will be asking the questions.  

Residents are invited to come down to the Police Station and watch live.

But if you can't make it, the debate is being taped by SMAC and will air on Verizon Channel 28 and Comcast Channel 9 at the following times: 

  • 9 p.m. - Thursday, April 25
  • 7:30 p.m. - Friday, April 26
  • 10:30 a.m. - Saturday, April 27
  • 8:30 p.m. - Sunday, April 28
  • 7 p.m. - Monday, April 29
  • Noon - Tuesday, April 30

Election Day is Tuesday, April 30. 

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