East Greenwich News and the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce presented a forum between state Senate District 35 Democratic candidates Greg Acciardo and Bridget Valverde at New England Tech on Monday, Aug. 20, with moderator Chuck Hinman of Rhode Island Public Radio.

The questions were submitted by constituents and the video below was taped by Lucas Anagnostopoulos. The primary is Wednesday, Sept. 12, and the winner will face Republican Dana Gee. The seat has been held by Gee’s husband, Mark Gee, since 2012.

EG News and the EG Chamber will be hosting additional candidates forums in October. Stay tuned!

Greg Acciardo, candidate for state Sen. Dist. 35.

Bridget Valverde, candidate for state Sen. Dist. 35.