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TONIGHT!!! District 7 Candidates Forum

When: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Roxbury YMCA 285 MLK Blvd (corner of MLK/Warren)

Mills joins all candidates in New democracy coalition FORUM


Committee To Elect Cornell Mills

– Roxbury, MA – On Thursday, January 20th 2011, Cornell Mills Candidate for District 7 City Council joins with 5 additional candidates vying for the council seat vacated by Chuck Turner.  The District 7 Special Election Candidate’s forum is sponsored by The New Democracy Coalition in conjunction with The Center for Church and Prison, Union of Minority Neighborhoods, The College for Public and Community Service, VoteCorps and The New Commonwealth Civic Forum.

Invited Candidates include Cornell Mills, as well as Danielle Renee Williams, Natalie E. Carrithers, Althea Garrison, Roy Owens and Tito Jackson.  The forum is being held at the Roxbury YMCA located at 285 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Roxbury beginning at 6:30 pm and ending at 8:30 pm and will be moderated by Keith L. Chaney.

The event promises to be well attended in anticipation of a heated campaign to fill the District 7 council seat.  Community members within the neighborhoods which make up District 7 have expressed high interest in who will be their next City Councillor.  In the community while canvassing neighborhoods, one elderly woman was heard stating “I just want to hear what they are all about and what they are going to do for Roxbury.”


Moderator Bio: Keith Chaney is currently serving as the Associate Commissioner in charge of Highway Support Initiatives at MassDot’s Highway division.  He has over 18 years of experience in state government.  Mr. Chaney’s background includes experience in law enforcement, as Chief of staff at the Essex County Sheriff’s Department where he played a pivotal role in helping to transform a troubled organization.
Mr. Chaney currently serves on the Board of Trustees’ at Roxbury Community College.  He is an active member of the Greater Massachusetts Big Brothers.
Forum Schedule
6:30-6:40 Doors Open (refreshments available)
6:40-6:45 Forum Opens Tony Van Der Meer/
Welcomes, List Event Sponsors
Introduces the Forum Moderator
6:45-6:50 Keith Chaney Welcomes Candidates And Audience
Explains Forum format
6:50-6:55 Keith Chaney Introduces Candidates
Althea Garrison
Roy Owens
Natalie Carithers
Tito Jackson
Danielle Williams
Cornell Mills
6:55-7:10 Forum Begins With (2 minute max.) Statement by Each Candidate
Prepared Questions from Sponsors (two questions from the forum-2.5 max)
Call On Audience Questions
8:20 pm Closing statement 

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