Watch the SCES/VNA Somerville Mayoral Candidates Forum

Candidates vying to be the next mayor of Somerville discussed issues of interest to older adults at a special forum on Aug. 5, 2021.

Our thanks to candidates Katjana Ballantyne, Mary Cassesso, Wilfred Mbah, and William Tauro for participating.

The forum was presented jointly by VNA Senior Living Communities and Somerville Cambridge Elder Services.

We apologize for technical issues with the audio during the livecast. The  version of the video that you will find here has good audio.

The panel discussion was moderated by SCES Executive Director Paul Hollings. Questions for the candidates were asked by VNA of Eastern Massachusetts CEO Linda Cornell and SCES Board of Directors President Leslie Hergert.

The Mayoral Election is Tuesday, Nov. 2. A Preliminary Election, to narrow the field to two candidates, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The deadline to register to vote in the Preliminary Election is Wednesday, Aug. 25.