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Summit Candidates’ Forum Set for October 29


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.

The forum will follow the following schedule:
  • 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.
The public is invited to attend and coffee and Danish will be offered at 9, generously provided by The Hat Tavern and The Grand Summit Hotel. Come early to meet and talk with the candidates one-on-one prior to the 9:30 a.m. start of the forum.
“With so many good candidates running, it is critical that the voters become informed on all the issues and where the candidates stand on them, so that they can choose the candidates who will best represent them.  We are happy to once again provide a forum for Summit voters where they can hear the candidates answer spontaneously the tough questions posed to them. We hope it will help them with their decisions on Election Day,” said Wilson and Gallo. 
If you can’t be there on Oct. 29, visit for complete video coverage of the event; and don’t forget to vote on Election Day, Nov. 8.

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