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Candidates Forum Thursday in Arlington for Belmont's House Seat

Meet Democrat hopefuls Margaret Hegarty, Bobby Reardon and Dave Rogers tomorrow in Arlington.

The Arlington Democratic Town Committee is sponsoring a candidates forum for the state House of Representative race to represent the 24th Middlesex District on Beacon Hill.

The meeting will be held Thursday, July 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the , 27 Maple St., behind in Arlington Center. Arlington State Sen. Ken Donnelly will moderate the forum.

The three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in the Sept. 6 state primary election will introduce themselves to voters and take questions from the audience. The winner of the primary will advance to the Nov. 6 general election.

The candidates attending the forum are Belmont residents Margaret Hegarty and Bobby Reardon and Dave Rogers from North Cambridge. 

For updates on the event, visit the ADTC website at www.ArlingtonDems.org.

The 24th Middlesex was most recently represented by Belmont's Will Brownsberger and has been vacant since his election to the Senate in January.

“Few people in town are talking about this race, even though 24 percent of residents will be represented by the individual who wins this House seat,” said ADTC chairwoman Aimee Coolidge. “This forum is a terrific opportunity to meet the three Democratic Party candidates who are asking the public for their vote in the state primary on September 6th,” she added.

The Arlington portion of the 24th Middlesex District in the House of Representatives has expanded due to redistricting that takes effect with the 2012 general election. The district now includes Arlington Precincts 2, 4, 8, 10 and 12, all of which border Belmont along Route 2. (It also covers all of Belmont and parts of North Cambridge.) Previously, the district covered only Arlington Precincts 2 and 4.

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