Terry Ryan of Westford, candidate for the First Middlesex District state Senate seat, takes a break from politics while applications developer Billy Martin instructs him on how to play the game. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

Candidates Take a Virtual Break from Politics

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John Drinkwater of Lowell, a candidate for the First Middlesex District state Senate seat, experiments with a Virtual Reality game at WestfordCAT. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

John Drinkwater of Lowell, a candidate for the First Middlesex District state Senate seat, experiments with a Virtual Reality game at WestfordCAT. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

After holding an on-air public forum in the WestfordCAT studio on Aug. 8, the five Democratic candidates for the First Middlesex District State Senate seat paused to experience a Virtual Reality game created by applications developer Billy Williams.

Candidates Terry Ryan of Westford, John Drinkwater of Lowell and Rodney Elliott of Lowell donned headsets while Lowell residents Edward J. Kennedy, and William F. Martin, Jr. chatted.

The five are vying for the seat vacated this spring by Eileen Donoghue.

The forum was sponsored and organized by members of the Westford Democratic Town Committee.