Democratic state senate hopeful Rob Michalik announced today in a press release from his campaign he is challenging his Republican opponent, Henri Martin, to a series of debates between now and Election Day.
Michalik proposed a minimum of five debates – at least one in each of the district’s five towns.
The 31st Senate District encompasses Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Thomaston, and part of Harwinton.
“I think it is incredibly important for the voters to be able to hear directly from the candidates.” said Michalik in his campaign statement. “There is a great deal at stake in this election, and I look forward to the opportunity for an open, public discussion of the issues with my opponent so that voters can compare and contrast our visions for moving this state forward.”
“I am eager to receive any invitation from a truly nonpartisan organization that wishes to sponsor a debate in the district,” said Michalik in the press release.
“I am hopeful that we can have at least five debates – though I welcome more.”
Michalik also said in the release, “I have already accepted an invitation to be part of a community forum sponsored by the Bristol Early Childhood Alliance in October. Hopefully, that will be just one of several public discussions my opponent and I will have between now and Election Day.”