Meet the candidates running in the Democratic and Republican Primaries for the US House of Representatives, District 4 (currently held by Joe Kennedy III) on Wednesday, August 5 at 3pm via Zoom. The Primary Election is September 1.

All eleven candidates, nine Democrats and two Republicans, have accepted invitations from the League of Women Voters to participate. The forum is co-hosted by the Leagues of Brookline, Needham, Newton, Sharon-Stoughton, and Wellesley.

All eleven Democratic and Republican candidates are scheduled to participate:

  • Jake Auchincloss, Democrat
  • David Cavell, Democrat
  • Becky Grossman, Democrat
  • Julie Hall, Republican
  • Alan Khazei, Democrat
  • Ihssane Leckey, Democrat
  • Natalia Linos, Democrat
  • Jesse Mermell, Democrat
  • David Rosa, Republican
  • Benjamin Sigel, Democrat
  • Christopher Zannetos, Democrat

The forum will be held on August 5, 2020, at 3:00 pm using Zoom through the Brookline Interactive Group (BIG). It can be viewed live, and the recording will be available for later viewing through September 1.

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After a brief opening statement from the candidates, a League of Women Voters Moderator will ask questions submitted from League members and the public, followed by closing statements from the candidates.

Questions may be emailed in advance to  Questions must be received by noon on August 3. Questions should be relevant to all candidates and current issues. Due to limited time, questions will be screened to ensure a wide range of topics will be covered.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse parties or candidates.

The Primary Election is September 1, 2020. Members of political parties (Republican, Democratic, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian) may vote only in their own party’s primary. Unenrolled voters (often referred to as “Independents”) and members of political designations or minor parties may vote in the party primary of their choice. You may change your party enrollment prior to the voter registration deadline (August 22).

For information on all of the primary candidates, offices, and voting, visit the Voter Guide prepared by the League of Women Voters at