“OPEN HOUSE” Kicks Off its 19th Season with Congressional Candidate Forum:

Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE”, opens its 19th season with a very special 5th District Congressional candidate forum, “Meet The Candidates”. The event will be held Monday, September 23rd, from 7:00PM-9:00PM at Cary Hall on 1605 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington Center.

Until July 2013, Ed Markey had represented the 5th Congressional district since 1977. His election to the US Senate to replace John Kerry has opened up this seat and a Special Election Primary is scheduled for October 15th. The five major Democratic candidates vying for the right to advance to the Special Election Final on December 10th are State Senator William Brownsberger (D-Belmont), State Senator Katherine Clark (D-Melrose), Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian(D-Waltham), State Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), and State Representative Carl Sciortino (D-Medford).

Come hear from the candidates and learn their positions on the issues that concern you. As always, the forum will take its shape largely from questions from the audience. Questions can also be submitted in advance at www.jaykaufman.com, or tweet your questions to @repjaykaufman. Don’t miss this special forum Monday, September 23rd, from 7PM-9PM. 

In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy, as the nation’s best government relations series.  The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.