The two candidates for state representative of the 2nd Essex District will debate in Boxford on Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm at the Boxford Community Center, 4 Elm Street, Boxford. The debate is open to the public, and is being sponsored jointly by the Boxford Democratic and Republican Town Committees. Boxford Town Moderator Gerald Johnston will moderate the debate.
The two candidates are Barry Fogel, Democrat, a West Newbury attorney, and Lenny Mirra, Republican, a West Newbury businessman.
The 2nd Essex is one of many districts in the state whose boundaries have been redrawn by the Massachusetts state legislature earlier this year. It now includes two precincts (2 and 3) in Boxford, plus precincts in Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newbury and West Newbury. In 2010,
Harriet L. Stanley, the West Newbury Democrat who represented the 2nd Essex district since 1995, announced that she would not seek re-election.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.