Candidate Forums for Essex County Sheriff and Eastern District DA Planned for August

Over the transom from the League of Woman Voters:


Candidate Forums for Essex County Sheriff and Eastern District DA Planned for August
There are two upcoming primaries in MA that may be of interest. A coalition of nonpartisan, civic organizations will be hosting candidate forums for Essex County Sheriff and for District Attorney that will be held via Zoom.  Attached are the flyers with the Forums information. There is an option to hear live Spanish translation. All of the candidates are Democratic contenders and will appear on the Democratic Primary ballot on September 6th. 

August 11th at 7 pm – 8 pm    – To register for the Sheriff Forum, please goto

The candidates are Kevin Coppinger and Virginia Leigh.

August 18th at 7 pm – 8 pm    – To register for the District Attorney Forum, please go to

The candidates are James O’Shea and Paul Tucker.

To submit your questions ahead of the forum, send an email to

Partners of the candidate forums are:

American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Courageous Conversations Merrimack Valley, Essex County Community Organization, League of Women Voters Essex County Chapters, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts,  Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition, NAACP Merrimack Valley Branch, NAACP North Shore Branch, and The Dream NetworkAn educational event was held on July 19th. A recording of the program “What Difference Do a DA & Sheriff Make?” is available at https://mhlorg/what-difference-do-da-and-sheriff-make-0