Candidates Night, 2017

2017 Candidates- Night

In the spirit of true democracy, the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill organized this year’s Candidates Night to acquaint the people of Haverhill with the candidates running for  School Committee and City Council. We invited every candidate for City Council and School Committee to participate in the Forum. And we asked each candidate to submit a short biography. Here are the candidates for City Council and School Committee.

This Candidates Night was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill with the support of the staff and students of Haverhill High School. The event was free and open to the public and was covered by local media outlets.

Questions for the candidates were supplied by concerned Haverhill citizens via email and our online form. Audience participants were also encouraged to submit questions prior to the start of the forum.


Candidate meetings have been around almost as long as the League of Women Voters. In 1924, a small booklet published by the League of Women Voters suggested that we

  • hold pre-election meetings and invite all candidates to speak;
  • collect and give out nonpartisan information on candidates and issues; and
  • conduct candidate meetings as a service to the voters because it gives them a means of forming a first-hand judgment of the candidates, and as a service to the candidates because it gives them an opportunity to present their views to audiences of varied political affiliation.

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.

For pictures of the forum, please go to Candidates Night – Part 2