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Lynn candidates set debates for October campaign season

As we get closer to the Nov. 7 election, a handful of community groups are planning to present the candidates in a debate forum.

Here’s what’s planned so far:

On Wednesday, Oct.11, the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce will host the eight candidates seeking four City Councilor-at-Large seats at the Porthole Restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m. The debate will be moderated by John Suslak, the group’s Government Affairs Committee chairman.

Lynn Community Television will host four debates. On Monday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Councilor-at-Large candidates will debate live. On Thursday, Oct. 19, the School Committee candidates will be live from 7 to 9 p.m. On Monday, Oct. 23, Ward Councilors will face each other live from 7 to 9 p.m., and a taped segment on Monday, Oct. 30 will feature the two mayoral candidates from 8 to 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Massachusetts Senior Action Council at the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development will host Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and challenger state Sen. Thomas M. McGee (D-Lynn) in a mayoral debate from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The two mayoral candidates will face off in a debate set for Friday, Oct. 20 at the Porthole Restaurant from 7:30 to 9 a.m., sponsored by the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce. The session will be moderated by former Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo. Tickets, which includes breakfast, cost $30.

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