Portland Candidates Forum

The League of Young Voters is sponsoring a candidates forum in Portland for three house races and the at-large city council race. The event will be held at the Community Television Network studios on September 16th and questions can be submitted using an online form.

Here's how the Portland Phoenix describes the participating candidates:

City Council At-Large
• Incumbent and current mayor Ed Suslovic, a Democrat.
• Green Independent Tina Smith, a former League organizer.
• Dory Waxman, former school committee member, Democratic City Committee chair, and community organizer.

House District 115 (Back Cove)
• Donna Bendicksen, a Republican who was involved in the effort to repeal Real ID.
• Stephen Lovejoy, a Democrat who teaches business at the University of Maine at Augusta.
• Michael Hiltz, a Green Independent and a registered nurse at Brighton Medical Center.

House District 119 (Parkside)
• Incumbent Democrat and longtime local political fixture Herb Adams.
• Republican Ryan Hendrickson.
• Green Independent Dan Jenkins, a recent college grad who’s getting his masters in public policy from the Muskie School.

House District 120 (Munjoy Hill and the Old Port)
• Democrat and Opportunity Maine founding board member Diane Russell.
• Green Independent and environmentalist Sandy Amborn.
• Republican Peter Doyle, who was outspoken about his opposition to providing birth control to King Middle School students.