Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Linda Ritzer has a report in today's Observer-Reporter about my opponent's response to our debate challenge. From her article:

The Democratic candidate for the open 46th District legislative seat said he will debate his Republican opponent, but not five times.

Jesse White sent a letter Tuesday to the campaign manager of Republican Paul Snatchko, suggesting one "grand debate" in addition to a forum being organized by the League of Women Voters of Washington County. Snatchko last week challenged White to a series of five debates so that residents throughout the sprawling district could easily attend ...

Snatchko said Tuesday that he had not yet received the letter, which was faxed to a reporter, but that he thought the date would work. "I'm glad he's accepted this much," Snatchko said.

He said, however, that White's proposal for one debate and the LWV forum is "denying the ability of the people from the edges of the district to hear us talk about the issues at a location close to them."

... While political debates are often not well-attended, Snatchko said, "This year is different. This year I've actually had people ask me for this."

A new legislator will be elected for the first time in 26 years in the district after incumbent Democrat Victor Lescovitz decided to not seek re-election.

1 comment:

Scott E. Crawford said...

A single debate is fine for the citizens in Washington County. However, it's unfair for those of us in Beaver County and other isolated places in the 46th District. Jesse White preaches about how he's a working man, and thus is too busy to debate. Well, there are those of us in Beaver County and other areas that lack sufficient time to make a 45 minute trek into Washington County. Mr. White evidently wants everything to be on his own terms. However, he's running to become a public servant. With his current philosophy, I wonder how Mr. White possibly intends to become an effective legislature...