This coming Tuesday night, August 19, beginning at 7:00 pm, there will be a debate of the five Democratic candidates for state representative in the 18th Middlesex District. The debate will be televised live on Lowell cable channels 8 and 99 and will be streamed live on ltc.org. The debate is sponsored by the KhmerPost USA newspaper. Questions asked of the candidates will cover a wide range of issues.
The candidates are Brian Donovan, Jim Leary, Rady Mom, Dave Ouellette and Paul Ratha Yem. The primary election is on Tuesday, September 9. In that election, one of these five will be chosen to run in November against the unenrolled candidate, Fred Bahou. The 18th Middlesex District includes the Highlands, the Acre and part of downtown Lowell.