This is a very important primary race to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives left vacant by Ed Markey, who had filled the seat from 1976 to 2013. It is quite likely that the winner of the Democratic primary will go on to win the general election. This Forum will be a good chance to hear from all seven Democratic candidates. It will be moderated by John Walsh, the chairman of the Mass Democratic party.
The five major candidates are: Will Brownsberger, Katherine Clark, Peter Koutoujian, Carl Sciortino and Karen Spilka. Two less well known candidates have recently entered the race also (Martin Long and Paul Maisano).