Watertown is part of two districts in the House of Representatives and both have contested races in 2020. The candidates will appear on an online video forum hosted by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment.
“We invite all to join us to hear from the candidates for State Representative as they share their perspectives on Peace, Justice and the Environment,” the announcement from the Watertown Citizens group said.
Most of the town, 9 of 12 precincts, is located in the 29th Middlesex District, which also includes parts of Cambridge. State Rep. Jonathan Hecht has announced he is stepping down. Three people are running for the seat: Watertown Town Council President Mark Sideris, Watertown Town Democratic Committee Chair Steve Owens and Watertown resident and business owner David Ciccarelli.
The 10th Middlesex District includes the three precincts on the westside of Watertown, along with parts of Waltham and Newton. Incumbent John Lawn of Watertown is being challenged by Alison Leary, a Newton City Councilor.
The primary will be held on Sept. 1, 2020, and the general election will be Nov. 3, 2020.
The organizers sent out the following information:
Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment will hold its 41st Annual Meeting via Zoom on Sunday, June 7, from 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm. We invite all to join us to hear from the candidates for State Representative as they share their perspectives on Peace, Justice and the Environment. The candidates are:
Candidates for 10th Middlesex:
- John Lawn, current State Representative for 10th Middlesex
- Alison Leary, Newton at-large City Councilor
Candidates for 29th Middlesex
- Mark Sideris, President, Watertown Town Council
- Steve Owens, Chair, Watertown Democratic Committee
- David Ciccarelli, Watertown resident and business owner
There will be a short business meeting and an introduction to our working groups before the Candidates’ Forum. For information on how to connect to this zoom meeting, go to the Watertown Citizens webpage: http://watertowncitizens.org/