Noon to 1:30 p.m. panel included:
- Jeff Ballinger of Andover, labor organizer and corporate crime researcher;
- Beej Das of Lowell, president and CEO of Troca Hotels;
- Leonard Golder of Stow, attorney;
- Patrick Littlefield of Boxboro, Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation, executive director;
- Bopha Malone of Bedford, regional business adviser, vice president, Enterprise Bank;
- Keith St. John of Marlborough, entrepreneur.
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. panel included:
- Alexandra Chandler of Haverhill, former leader and analyst, Office of Naval Intelligence;
- Rufus Gifford of Concord, former U.S. ambassador to Denmark;
- Daniel Koh of Andover, former chief of staff, Office of the Mayor of Boston;
- Barbara L’Italien of Andover, state senator;
- Juana Matias of Lawrence, state representative;
- Lori Trahan of Westford, CEO of Concire Leadership Institute.
- Boston Globe Politics Editor Shira T. Center moderated the debates. In addition, questions were posed to candidates by Frank Phillips, Boston Globe State House bureau chief; Rick Sobey, a reporter for the Lowell Sun; and UMass Lowell students.
- UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney opened each debate, which were free and open to the public, with a welcome.
- Use #ma3debate to follow the conversation.
- Both debates were open to the news media.
- A media room was reserved for candidates to interact with the media following each debate.
- Audio and visual feeds are available for media organizations.
- For more information, contact UMass Lowell’s media relations team.