March 6 Rappaport Forum To Spotlight Lack of Competition in Massachusetts Elections


Boston—On Thursday, March 6, the Rappaport Forum at Suffolk University Law School will host a panel discussion titled “No Contest: The Decline of Competition in Massachusetts State Legislative Elections.”

The program will start at 5:30 and will be held at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Room 295, Boston, near the Park Street T stop. It is free and open to the public. The program will examine the growing absence of competitive races for state legislative seats in the Commonwealth and the impact of this dynamic on politics and public policy.

Panelists will include:

Lawrence DiCara, attorney, Democratic Party activist, and former president of the Boston City Council;
Louis DiNatale, pollster and director, Center for State and Local Policy, McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, U.Mass.-Boston;
Dr. Jill Stein, 2002 Green Party gubernatorial candidate and founder, Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities;
State Senator Bruce Tarr, Republican representing the First Essex and Middlesex District and Senate minority whip; and,
Pam Wilmot, executive director, Common Cause/Massachusetts.
For more information, please contact:

Professor David Yamada
Director, Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy
Suffolk University Law School

The Rappaport Forum is sponsored by the Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School, a summer fellowship program for outstanding students from Boston-area law schools who are interested in the interplay of law, public policy, and public service. For more information, please visit our webpage at:

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