3rd Essex State Rep. Debate

2017 Candidates- Debate

In the spirit of true democracy, the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill held a candidates debate for Haverhill residents on November 2, 2017 to acquaint themselves with the views on issues affecting Haverhill and the Commonwealth of the candidates running to be the 3rd Essex District’s next State Representative . This is a Special Election for the seat vacated by our former State Representative, Brian Dempsey. The candidates are Shaun Toohey (R) and Andy Vargas (D).

Candidates Shaun Toohey and Andy Vargas

Candidates Shaun Toohey (R) and Andy Vargas (D)

This Candidates Debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill and was free and open to the public. It was broadcast by HCTV and WHAV.

The questions asked of the candidates were submitted to the League by Haverhill residents through email and our online form. Attendees were also urged to submit questions on site.


It is important to note that the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.


Below, please find pictures of some League members and early arrivals to the debate.


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