SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Candidates’ Forum will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m. at Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Boulevard.
Co-sponsored by the Summit League of Women Voters and Speak Up Summit, with media sponsorship from The Alternative Press, the forum will be the perfect place for voters to hear what the candidates have to say about local issues. Each candidate will have the opportunity to deliver an opening statement. Following these, the candidates will answer questions posed by the audience, using a debate format. The forum will be moderated by the Berkeley Heights League’s Marlene Sincaglia and a review panel will consist of Speak Up Summit President Melanie Wilson, Summit League of Women Voters Vice President Diane Gallo, and The Alternative Press Editor Mike Shapiro.
- 9:30 – 10:30 the Mayoral candidates - Republican Ellen Dickson, Democrat Eileen Forman Ludden and Independent Mike Vernotico - will debate.
- 10:30 – 10:45 will be a break to once again meet and greet the candidates.
- From 10:45-11:45, the six candidates for Common Council – Democrats Sandy Bloom, Susan Dillingham Hairston and Dennis White and Republicans Greg Drummond, Patrick Hurley, and Robert Rubino – will discuss the issues. The forum will conclude by noon.