Senior Center Hosts Forum

by | May 12, 2014

By John Anderson

The Candidates’ Forum held last Thursday at the Auburn Senior Center was the first and last time Auburn voters could see School Committee and Selectman candidates square off against each other. Wayne Page, Chairman of the Council on Aging, did the introductions, and each candidate was given 5 minutes to speak with no questions from the audience. After the speeches concluded, attendees were invited to speak to the candidates one on one.

Over the last ten days, Auburn Mass Daily has published profiles on the three candidates for School Committee. Today we started running profiles on the Selectman candidates. Our hope is that the Auburn voters will have good information to make sound election decisions. The full content of this forum can be viewed on ACTV or through the Auburn Guide.

School Committee:

Jessica D. Harrington
“Auburn is the all-American family town.”
“My focus will go from bringing a district of students and parents together to bringing a town of students and parents together.”

Gail N. Holloway
“I’ve been in an Auburn Public School for 54 years of my life.”
“Sometimes our town school should offer a little bit more, and I’d like to be part of the School Committee to help with that.”

Dorothy A. Sutton
“I am a parent in town, working to get the best education in the best community setting as possible for all of us” “I hope to make a positive impact in the community but also in a financially responsible way”

Excerpts from the Selectman candidates will be published tomorrow.