Randolph Democratic Candidate Virtual Forum: Sunday May 22, 2022
Randolph Democratic Candidate Forum video
Our Forum can be viewed on google.docs with the following candidates speaking at the times specified:
- Gubernatorial candidate:
6:05-15:45 Sonia Chang-Diaz
- Lieutenant Governor candidates:
26:25-33:45 Kim Driscoll
34:15-41:00 Eric Lesser
45:15-53:00 Tami Gouveia
53:20-1:01:40 Adam Hinds
- Attorney General candidates:
16:15-25:30 Shannon Liss-Riordan
1:11:35-1:17:35 Quentin Palfrey
1:17:40-1:23:10 Andrea Campbell
- Secretary of the Commonwealth candidate:
1:23:20-1:29:30 Tanisha Sullivan
- State Auditor candidates:
1:01:55-1:11:00 Diana DiZoglio
1:29:50-1:34:30 Chris Dempsey
- State Senate candidates:
1:34:45-1:42:50 Kathleen Crogan-Camara for Norfolk/Plymouth/Bristol district
1:43:30-1:53:40 Katrina Huff-Larmond for Second Plymouth and Bristol district
- State Representative candidate:
1:54:20-1:56:55 Casey Dooley for First Norfolk district
Randolph Democratic Candidate Virtual Forum Invitation
We'd like to invite voters to a "candidate forum" for every Democrat running at the Democratic Convention and/or on the September 6 ballot in Randolph.
Below is the Zoom link for the Randolph Democratic Town Committee's virtual forum to be held on Sunday May 22 at 1:00 PM. No registration needed!
Randolph Democratic Candidate Forum
Sunday May 22, 2022;
Virtual Forum opens at 1 PM; and runs until about 3 PM
To Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 963 398 8959
Dial-in: +1 312 626 6799
Candidates will introduce themselves with a five-minute speech, then some Q&A. We sent some questions in advance (listed below), for which candidates can reply in writing too (and we'll post those responses here).
A rough schedule of the Forum:
- 1:05-1:20 gubernatorial candidates
- 1:20-1:50 Lieutenant gubernatorial candidates
- 1:50-2:10 Attorney General candidates
- 2:10-2:30 Statewide candidates: SOS, Treasurer, and Auditor
- 2:30-2:55 State Senate and State House & County Sheriff
Questions for Democratic candidates
We have prepared questions for the candidates on topics of interest to Randolph voters and also to the rest of the South Shore. Candidates are invited to respond in writing (which we'll post here), and/or address the questions in their five-minute speech.
Our tri-town area has excessive PFAS in our drinking water, like reservoirs across Massachusetts. What can you or the Commonwealth do to help with paying for filtering to remove PFAS, and running outside testing to identify PFAS sources?
Our town government has been promised ARPA money and infrastructure money, like municipalities across Massachusetts. But the money is slow in coming, especially through Norfolk County. What can you or the Commonwealth do to help expedite this "emergency funding" so we can actually spend it on emergency needs?
Randolph qualifies as an "environmental justice community" and might qualify as a "gateway city" and numerous other special designations. But we have trouble finding applicable grants through MAPC and other state agencies, while other wealthier towns and larger cities seem to always beat us to every grant. What can you or the Commonwealth do to help with "municipal equity" in state programs?
Randolph always seems to be on the losing end of every state-based formula, too, compared to other wealthier towns and larger cities. For example, we lose millions in Chapter 90 road repair funds because we cannot afford to get our streets "accepted". What can you or the Commonwealth do to help?
The worst formula for Randolph is the Chapter 70 education funding formula. We have huge expenses due to our high immigrant and ESL population, which results in high local real estate taxes despite poor scores for our schools. What can you or the Commonwealth do to update the formula to get communities like ours more state funding for our schools?
In the wake of overturning Roe, what can be done in Massachusetts to prevent further erosion of reproductive rights?
What can be done in Massachusetts to protect same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights if the "right to privacy" is eroded?
What are your views on the Fair Share Amendment ballot initiative?
What are your views on the November ballot initiative concerning Rideshare working conditions?
We made a video of the caucus and played it repeatedly on RCTV. For this virtual forum, we will record and offer the video to RCTV as well as to surrounding South Shore towns (we're inviting county candidates and state senate candidates as well as statewide candidates). The new candidates since our caucus:
Contact Information about local Democratic candidates
- Robert Jubinville for Governor's Council:
Click for website; Email: email@example.com (617) 698-8000 Address: 487 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186 (district includes most of the South Shore). Mail:
487 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
- Kathleen Crogan-Camara for State Senate Click for website; Email: Kathleen@KathleenCamara.com (Norfolk/Plymouth/Bristol "District 33" includes North and Central Randolph; Milton; Stoughton; Braintree; Easton; Bridgwwater; and West Bridgewater) Mail:
52 West St
Randolph MA 02368
- Walter Timilty for State Senate Click for website; Email: Walter.Timilty@masenate.gov 617-722-1643 (incumbent for District 33, which is redistricted to only central and North Randolph this year). Mail:
State House, Room 213-B
Boston, MA 02133
- Katrina Huff-Larmond for State Senate Click for website; Email: Katrina@KatrinaForSenate.com ("District 34" includes eastern and South Randolph; Avon, Brockton, Wast Bridgewater; Whitman; Hanson; and Halifax). Mail:
141 Memorial Parkway
P.O. Box 221
- Mike Brady for State Senate Click for website; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 508-586-6992 (incumbent for District 34, which added eastern and South Randolph this year).
- Chris Alexopoulos for Norfolk Sheriff Click for website; Email:
(District is Norfolk County, which includes all of the South Shore from the Rhode Island border to Boston Harbor, north of Brockton) Mail:
9 Oliver Street
Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
- Patrick McDermott for Norfolk Sheriff Click for website; Email: folsson@NorfolkSheriffMA.org 781-751-3451 (incumbent for Norfolk County, which includes all of Randolph) Mail:
200 West St. P.O Box 149
Dedham, Massachusetts, 02027
- Bill Driscoll for State Rep Click for website; (District incluies western North Randolph plus South Randolph, and Milton) Mail: T
PO Box 530
Milton, MA 02186
- Bruce Ayers for State Rep Click for website; Email Bruce.Ayers@mahouse.gov (District includes eastern North Randolph plus eastern Randolph, and Quincy) Mail:
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA, 02133
- Casey Dooley for State Rep Click for website; Email email@example.com (District 1st Norfolk Randolph/Quincy) phone: 617-939-6902
Contact Information about all the statewide Democratic candidates