Watch Peabody's State Rep Debate Live on Patch
Cole, Dunne and Gravel will debate March 27 (7 p.m.) at Peabody City Hall. Watch it live here and engage with other readers via a live chat.
Leah Cole, Beverley Griffin Dunne and Dave Gravel, who are vying to become Peabody's next state representative, will lock horns in debate at City Hall March 27 (7 p.m.) and you can watch it live here on Peabody Patch if you can't make it downtown or don't have cable.
We'll also be running a live chat at the same time so readers can share their thoughts on the debate and the election in general. Just check back to our homepage Wednesday evening to find the live feed and chat.
The debate is sponsored by the Salem News and the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and will be moderated by Salem News Editor David Olson.
The candidates will field questions from a panel, which will include representatives from the Chamber and a Peabody High DECA student.
Cole, a Republican, is a nurse, while Dunne, a Democrat, is a School Committee member and local attorney, and Gravel, who is unenrolled, is a city councilor and local business owner.
The special election is April 2 and the winner will succeed the late Joyce Spiliotis to represent the 12th Essex District in the Mass. House of Representatives.